In the face of rising pressures
Every clinical commissioning group in England has been directed to evaluate estate within its area to work out how much capital funding can be released by property sales.
Delays to the introduction of groundbreaking, cost effective hepatitis C drugs have occurred because of ‘budget constraint’, NHS England’s specialised commissioning director has indicated.
WORKFORCE: A West Midlands acute trust is to increase salaries for its lowest paid staff to ensure they earn the living wage.
The cancer drugs fund should become a ‘managed access’ fund, which would pay for new drugs for a set period before they are approved or rejected by NICE, NHS England has said.
FINANCE: Monitor has agreed to increase the tariff paid to University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust, which is likely to result in more than £20m of extra funding for the troubled provider this year.
A breast cancer drug will remain on the list of treatments patients can access through the cancer drugs fund after the manufacturer made ‘significant concessions’ on the price.
The Department of Health underspent its revenue budget by just £1.2m in 2014-15 – a fraction of its £110bn budget – the department’s accounts reveal.
The NHS needs a dedicated transformation fund of at least £1.5bn a year to properly test and roll out new models of care, according to researchers.
How heroic efficiency savings will be made, being assertive, and underwear sales: the key points from Simon Stevens, Sir Bruce Keogh and Jane Cummings’ answers to Commons health committee questions on Tuesday.
A Midlands trust has signed a deal with a private sector consortium to form a joint venture partnership aimed at raising millions for its revenue budget this year.
NHS England will draw down a further £579m of historic surpluses to help the commissioning system this year, new board papers reveal.
With trusts offering all days services
Taxpayers’ money is being used by the Department of Health to pay for private prescriptions for a £12,000 a year drug to treat narcolepsy, HSJ has learned.
There is wide regional variation in the financial health of the NHS, HSJ analysis of the performance of clinical commissioning groups, providers and specialised commissioners in 2014-15 reveals.
Clinical commissioning groups are expected to fund a 2.3 per cent increase in emergency activity this year compared to 2014-15, NHS England has confirmed.
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