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Simon Stevens

Forward view: Unprecedented call for NHS funding growth

The national leadership of the NHS has issued an unprecedented warning to politicians that it cannot continue at current funding levels, and will need additional resources worth more than 1.5 per cent a year in real terms over the next parliament

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Private providers used sparingly in summer waiting list work

Private providers treated fewer than one in 10 of the patients left on NHS waiting lists for more than 18 weeks during the government’s summer drive to cut queues, HSJ analysis reveals.

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Nick Clegg

Exclusive: Deputy prime minister puts faith in winter funding

Nick Clegg is pushing for next year’s NHS budget to be topped up with enough winter pressures funding to leave the service in a ‘healthy state’ for the next government

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Small hospitals could be paid more under forward view plans

Smaller hospitals could be paid more for the work they do in a bid to ensure they remain viable, under plans set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View.


Major selloff of unused land mooted by NHS leaders

The next five years could see large scale sell offs of unused NHS property to release funds to help the health service move rapidly to new models of care

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NHS leaders cautious on extension of better care fund

The better care fund should not be extended until the impact of its first full year of operation has been properly evaluated, NHS leaders have said

Andy Burnham

Burnham: 'I hear the call' for more cash

the shadow health secretary has admitted that Labour has not yet solved the issue of health service funding, after NHS England challenged the next government to commit to year on year real terms annual funding growth of more than 1.5 per cent

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NHS plans 'radical upgrade' in public health

The NHS will become an ‘activist agent’ of social change in a ‘radical upgrade’ of prevention and public health, under plans announced today.


High profile trust chief calls for funding overhaul

The head of a respected foundation trust has called for a major overhaul of financial rules to help popular hospitals cope with the extra demand their reputations attract.

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Chains test proved 'impossible', Birmingham chief admits

The chief executive of University Hospital Birmingham Foundation Trust has admitted its first attempt to “test the concept of the chains model” with a trust from a distance has not worked.

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Simon Stevens

Stevens plans 'much faster progress' to CCG target funding

The NHS England chief executive has said he wants to make “much faster progress” to clinical commissioning groups receiving their target funding allocations.

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Richmond House

DH sets new bailout conditions for foundation trusts

Foundation trusts could be ordered to sell surplus land or reduce the pay of senior managers as a condition of securing additional funding from the Department of Health

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Philippa Slinger

Care UK surgery growth 'slower' than expected

A prominent private provider of elective surgery to the NHS has seen a ‘slower’ than expected growth in demand for its services, despite the government’s £250m drive to clear waiting lists.

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Merged CSU manager remains in post

The NHS England official who ran Cheshire and Merseyside Commissioning Support Unit is still employed as a managing director, despite his organisation having merged with a neighbouring support unit.

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Martin McShane

Exclusive: Acute trusts told to abandon 'fortress' mentality

Hospitals that blinker themselves to the potential of working with mental health providers will usher in their ‘own financial demise’, the NHS England official overseeing the service has warned

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Simon Wessely

College president warns against clustering in mental health

Parts of the mental health service could be destabilised by the ‘cluster’ payment system proposed for the sector, the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists has warned.

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Spreading innovation: AHSNs step up to the challenge

Networks reflect the NHS’s new determination to improve

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Wake up to the commissioning needs of sleep disorders

Moving some services into primary care risks ‘dumbing down’

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