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Andy Burnham

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

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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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

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'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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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Stevens to Burnham: 2006 law ‘prevents NHS tendering ban’

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

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Burnham pledges no more 'rabbit from the hat' NHS policy shifts

Politicians should never again surprise the public with election time policy shifts on the NHS, the shadow health secretary has said

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CSU independence plan put on hold

NHS England has paused a project that would enable its commissioning support units to become independent in just over two years.

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Morecambe Bay inquiry has investigated more than 200 deaths

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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NHS will not be excluded from US trade deal

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.  

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Scottish health chief backs yes vote

The chair of NHS Orkney has said he will back independence to protect the health service.

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