Clinical Commissioning Groups appear to be split over whether to penalise providers for breaching planned treatment targets as they seek to clear backlogs over the summer with government cash
Acute trusts must say whether they accept local forecasts for cutting emergency admissions under better care fund
Sickness absence is costing the NHS around £1.5bn a year, NHS Employers has claimed as new analysis reveals that hospital managers and doctors have some of the lowest rates.
The regulator has lodged a High Court claim against Grant Thornton in a bid to curb potential losses from its imminent legal clash with its former deputy chief executive
The NHS hospital run by private provider Circle has been forced to withdraw an offer to pay local GPs a £50 ‘administrative fee’ for surgery referrals, claiming the proposal had been ‘misunderstood in some areas’.
English hospitals have reduced the amount they expect to save on wage bills this year, as they focus on cutting costs in other areas and boosting income
The number of NHS trusts referred to the health secretary over financial concerns increased almost three-fold in a year, a report has revealed.
The leading hospitals ‘buddied’ with failing trusts under the special measures regime received some £1.5m to cover their costs last year.
Lack of money is no excuse for poor care, the health secretary has said
Department of Health spending rose by 2.6 per cent in real terms last year – by far the greatest annual rise in health spending of the current parliament
Education and training posts across the country could be axed as part of the second phase of Health Education England’s cost cutting reorganisation.
Three health unions have announced they are going to ballot their members for strike action over NHS pay.
FTs saw the cost of agency and contract staff shoot up by £300m last year, according to their annual accounts
STRUCTURE: Widespread changes to the Leicestershire Health economy have been agreed between the University Hospitals of Leicester and its local commissioners to plug an estimated £400m funding gap over the next four years.
NHS England has belatedly managed to set plans to balance its £97bn budget for 2014-15.
Monitor and NHS England have floated plans to tighten their grip on specialist services pricing while mounting a push for local commissioners to move away from national NHS prices
Doctors feel outnumbered and managers have been arrogant
A look at the pros and cons of civil litigation against fraudsters
Forging more honest debate about costs
Fundamental issues must be addressed