The foundation trust model must be updated to prevent a hospital centred approach which could “perpetuates silos”, shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has said.
Hospitals are to receive an extra £300m in government cash in a bid to arrest further decline in A&E performance over the winter
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
Private health providers could play a significant role in providing NHS services under a Labour government, the shadow health secretary has suggested
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
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
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
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
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.
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