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Andy Burnham

HSJ 19 December 2014 Christmas cover

'He's not the Messiah but...': HSJ's Christmas cover

This year’s HSJ “Christmas cover” is lovingly ripped off from an idea by HSJ comment editor Andy Cowper, who himself ripped off Monty Python’s Life of Brian.


Simon Stevens cements place as most powerful person in healthcare

Simon Stevens has been named the most powerful person in healthcare in the HSJ100, just eight months after becoming NHS England chief executive.

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Hunt: Additional funds will be linked to efficiency and tech

Jeremy Hunt has indicated that £1.5bn of additional funding to be allocated to the NHS in 2015-16 will be contingent on hospitals providing plans to become more “efficient and sustainable” and to deliver “a commitment to a paperless NHS by 2018”.

David Flory

Some trusts will not become FTs until 2018, says Flory

The chief executive of the NHS Trust Development Authority has said some trusts will not be authorised for at least another four years.

Andy Burnham

Burnham: FT model reinforces hospital domination

The foundation trust model must be updated to prevent a hospital centred approach which could “perpetuates silos”, shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has said.


Accident and emergency bailout fund increases to £700m

Hospitals are to receive an extra £300m in government cash in a bid to arrest further decline in A&E performance over the winter

Andy Burnham

Exclusive: Labour could make NICE guidance mandatory

A Labour government could reduce variation in access to drugs and procedures by making it mandatory for commissioners to follow NICE guidelines, Andy Burnham has revealed

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Burnham sets out role for private providers in his NHS vision

Private health providers could play a significant role in providing NHS services under a Labour government, the shadow health secretary has suggested

Pay slip

'There's no getting away from difficult choices over staff pay,' says Burnham

A Labour government would use pay restraint and make ‘difficult choices’ about the wages of NHS frontline staff if the party wins the election next year

Andy Burnham

CCGs to support health and wellbeing boards under Burnham vision

CCGs could be morphed into the operational arms of HWBs, which will take on the role of ‘signing off’ health plans, Andy Burnham has suggested

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Labour 'still plans Health Act repeal'

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.

Andy Burnham

Burnham: 'I hear the call' for more cash

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

Nick Clegg

Exclusive: Deputy prime minister puts faith in winter funding

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

Andy Burnham

GP appointments 'crisis' criticised

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”.

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Labour seeks to mollify reorganisation fears

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.

Andy Burnham

Burnham: I will ‘not mandate’ structural change

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

Andy Burnham

EXCLUSIVE: Burnham outlines new role for Monitor

A Labour government could put Monitor in charge of overseeing the financial sustainability of whole health economies, Andy Burnham has told HSJ

Andy Burnham

Burnham wants ‘every hospital to be an integrated care organisation’

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.

Andy Burnham

Burnham: Change will be 10 year journey not a ‘big bang’

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has today unveiled further details of his 10 year plan to merge health and social care

Andy Burnham

Labour insists scrapping NHS competition would not require major upheaval

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.

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