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More than half of the requests from clinical commissioning groups for management consultancy contracts worth more than £50,000 have come from London, data obtained by HSJ reveals.
The Department of Health and the Treasury have agreed to transfer more than £1bn from the department’s capital budget in 2016-17 to smooth the impact of the steep fall in its non-NHS England revenue budget, HSJ has learned.
NHS England has reversed a decision to keep secret a national audit of midwifery investigations promising it will now publish the details.
Neither the Department of Health nor NHS England know how many GPs will be required to meet patient demand over the next five years due to a lack of reliable data, the National Audit Office has found.
David Fish to head up Essex success regimeSubscription
UCLPartners managing director Sir David Fish has been appointed to chair “a system leaders oversight group” to develop a delivery plan for the Essex success regime, HSJ has learned.
NHS England has until tomorrow to decide whether to fund for a teenager a narcolepsy drug already available to hundreds of NHS patients, or face a judicial review in the high court.
The removal of protected status from all Department of Health budgets not controlled by NHS England will see the pot of money that pays for health education, public health, and capital projects subjected to huge cuts over the coming half-decade.
The chancellor may be feeling good about the spending review settlement, but his lack of holistic vision leaves scant room for the creativity required for coming up with new ways of integrating public health
Some industry observers expressed disappointment with the pledge. Matthew Godfrey-Faussett, a partner at law firm Pinsent Masons, who focuses on large scale IT projects, including those in the NHS, said the £1bn “appears to be well short of what the NHS was hoping for”.
George Osborne has confirmed NHS England’s budget will rise to £120bn by 2020-21, but said other Department of Health spending will be cut by 25 per cent.