The NHS trust sector’s financial position has deteriorated to an overall deficit of £414.2m, providing new evidence of the pressure trusts are under.
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has suggested that there could be more flexibility in what constitutes a foundation trust in future.
Labour’s 10 year NHS plan includes an ambition to deliver further guarantees for mental health patients to receive talking therapy.
Financial consultancy firm Deloitte has been commissioned by NHS England to examine the cost implications of expanding NHS services across seven days, HSJ has learned.
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has said beginning to shift mental health services away from block contracts could be the most significant change the government has made in the sector.
Monitor is consulting on lowering the threshold at which investigations into foundation trusts’ finances can be triggered.
A forecast reduction in the number of NHS mental health nursing jobs over the coming years could threaten the government’s ambition to achieve parity of esteem with physical health, Health Education England has claimed.
Clinical commissioning groups have been told by NHS England to increase in real terms the amount of money they spend on mental health services as part of the 2015-16 planning guidance.
Health economies seeking to be at the forefront of moving to the new models of care set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View have been given six weeks to submit an expression of interest to NHS England
The urgent and emergency care review being led by NHS England will conduct a national pilot in the spring to trial employing pharmacists in an emergency department setting.
The chair of West London Mental Health Trust has announced he is stepping down, midway through his second term.
Monitor has launched investigations into both Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals and Norfolk and Suffolk foundation trusts, it has been announced.
At least half of the additional £80m investment pledged to mental health providers to help them deliver new access targets will come from existing budgets
GPs should begin talking about the new models of care in the NHS Five Year Forward View ‘very soon’, one of their leaders has said.
The NHS provider sector has plunged further into the red, the latest figures from Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority show
The Care Quality Commission’s struggle to employ enough staff to inspect all acute trusts by the end of next year has been flagged up as a “key risk” by its chief executive.
David Bennett has called for a ‘significant reallocation of resources’ towards mental health to put it on an equal footing with physical health
Foundations trusts will ‘furiously resist’ any attempt to push them into ploughing their accumulated surpluses into primary care as envisaged by the NHS Five Year Forward View
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