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Bringing variation into sharp focusSubscription
Discussions on eliminating variation in elective care practices to widen, writes Claire Read
The NHS should allow local discretion on nurse staffing levels but trusts will be expected to report against outcome measures to support patient care, according to an NHS Improvement director.
A leading heart consultant has warned that some specialist services could be “destabilised” by plans for national procurement of high cost devices.
Analysis by HSJ has revealed the hospital trusts likely to face the toughest challenge to meet new targets around the use of their estates.
An influential committee of MPs has made sweeping criticisms of the Department of Health and NHS England over their handling of acute sector finances.
The Carter review’s care hours metric for NHS hospitals is “too blunt a tool” and could be “meaningless” for workforce planning, according to the peer who led his own review of the nursing workforce for Health Education England.
NHS providers with financial problems are more likely to have service quality concerns and operate from fewer hospital sites, according to analysis shared with HSJ.
Naylor appointed as government estates tsarSubscription
The government has appointed Sir Robert Naylor as a national adviser on NHS property and estates.
The Value in Healthcare Congress has been launched by HSJ this week to help meet the real world challenges faced by NHS leaders.
Carter savings ‘won’t be enough’, experts warnSubscription
The Carter report has illustrated how difficult it will be to extract further savings from the hospital sector, think tanks have warned.