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
Monitor has signalled the end of block contracts currently used to fund NHS mental health providers as part of a major shake up of the national payment system due to be introduced next year.
There will be no change next year to controversial rules that restrict the payments hospitals receive for emergency admissions and readmissions
Monitor and NHS England have proposed a single efficiency factor of between 3 and 5 per cent for 2015-16 across the health service
NHS finances have been ‘stretched to the limit’, influential think tank The King’s Fund has warned.
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