Ed Miliband has pledged that a Labour led government would impose a profit cap on private providers of NHS ‘clinical services’. He made the announcement at a speech to launch the party’s general election campaign in east London today.
Virgin Care has been awarded a £280m, seven-year prime provider contract to manage services in East Staffordshire, HSJ can reveal.
Dr Foster Intelligence has been bought by an Australian telecoms giant, HSJ can exclusively reveal.
A new law on avoidable harm in health and social care is set to receive royal assent today.
Cabinet office minister Francis Maude has said there is ‘much more’ scope for the use of personal budgets in health and social care.
All 32 London clinical commissioning groups and NHS England’s London arm have set out plans to drive the improvements called for by the NHS Five Year Forward View and the London Health Commission.
The NHS workforce grew by more than 2 per cent last year, which also saw the first rise in the number of NHS managers employed since 2009.
Sixteen local authorities failed to pass on hundreds of thousands of pounds specifically allocated by central government to fund NHS complaints advocacy services, HSJ can reveal.
FINANCE: An investment firm has put £1.65m into what it claims to be the first social impact bond in the health service.
STRUCTURE: Work has begun on a new delivery suite at in the maternity unit at James Paget University Hospitals Trust
The overall deficit forecast across trusts and foundation trusts has hit £823m, in the latest sign of the ‘continuing deterioration’ in the health service’s finances.
The British Medical Association has been accused of taking an ‘untenable position’ in refusing to accept that changes to NHS redundancy pay apply to doctors.
STRUCTURE: Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group is undertaking a review into the future of its four community hospitals.
The Department of Health arranged at least £39m in extra ‘essential’ capital funding for foundation trusts where patient safety or ‘ongoing operations’ were at risk because of maintenance backlogs, HSJ can reveal.
Commissioners have been left with only two weeks to finalise ?potentially complex legal arrangements for taking control of their primary care budgets.
Closing the gap between physical and mental health
Making the move to capitated outcomes based commissioning
Calculating healthcare in industrial terms makes better use of staff time
Using people to power the NHS