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
Labour still intends to repeal the Health Act 2012 despite the shift in focus away from competition in the NHS Five Year Forward View, a shadow health minister has told HSJ.
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
Booking a GP appointment is just as difficult as snaring sought after concert tickets, MPs were told, as Labour warned the NHS is at “breaking point”.
Labour has sought to reassure clinical commissioning groups that its health reforms would not amount to a top-down ‘big bang’ shake up of the NHS.
EXCLUSIVE: A Labour government would ‘not mandate’ organisational change to drive through its plans for a fully integrated national health and care service, Andy Burnham has told HSJ
A Labour government could put Monitor in charge of overseeing the financial sustainability of whole health economies, Andy Burnham has told HSJ
Andy Burnham will announce that every hospital would need to become an integrated care organisation if Labour were in government during his address to the party conference tomorrow.
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has today unveiled further details of his 10 year plan to merge health and social care
A legal adviser to the Labour Party has rejected claims it would have to ‘dismantle’ the commissioner-provider split in order to remove the effect of EU procurement rules on the NHS.
Exclusive: NHS England told the shadow health secretary it could not impose his proposed moratorium on letting health service contracts because of European procurement rules dating back to 2006
Politicians should never again surprise the public with election time policy shifts on the NHS, the shadow health secretary has said
NHS England has paused a project that would enable its commissioning support units to become independent in just over two years.
More than 200 deaths of mothers and babies at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust have been investigated by an independent inquiry.
A controversial proposed trade treaty between Europe and the US will not negatively impact the NHS or give US health companies new ways of legally challenging health service procurement processes, a government minister has insisted.
The chair of NHS Orkney has said he will back independence to protect the health service.
More than 3.2 million patients were awaiting treatment on the NHS, according to the latest figures for June.
Andy Burnham to say that David Cameron was ‘not up front’ about his intentions for reform during the 2010 election campaign
Bids to co-commission primary care have been submitted by around 180 of England’s 211 clinical commissioning groups, HSJ can reveal.
Concern that Labour’s plans for integrated care would necessitate another NHS reorganisation will be tackled by shadow health secretary during the key note session at next week’s Commissioning Show.
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