Issue : 25 November 2010
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A “power battle” is underway between the Department of Health and Monitor over the extent to which the regulator needs to be split in two to avoid conflicts of interest, HSJ has been told.
Improving quality and productivity in the NHSSubscription
Penelope Dash and Ben Richardson offer practical advice for how to use current policy thinking to boost care and cost-effectiveness
NHS London has begun alerting hundreds of staff internally and across the capital’s 31 primary care trusts that their jobs are at risk.
A major shake-up in the welfare system could have a “quite devastating” impact on people with fragile mental health, it has been claimed.
Writing in this week’s HSJ, future adviser to the health secretary David Kerr argues that opening up clinical data to the public will drive better outcomes.
Britnell warns on NHS efficiencySubscription
Changes in the economic mix will result in less room for manoeuvre in the NHS, according to KPMG global head of health Mark Britnell.
Parliament, prudence and productivitySubscription
What Commons health committee chair Stephen Dorrell said to HSJ last week was not symptomatic of a tiff between him and Andrew Lansley. More significant issues are coming into play.
Ambulance trusts are likely to team up with NHS Direct to compete against private providers for NHS 111 urgent care contracts, with representatives from both telling HSJ they have entered discussions.
The struggle for the soul of the reforms is intensifying as the outline shape of the new landscape clarifies.
UK heart surgery survival best in EuropeSubscription
Patients undergoing heart surgery in England and Wales have a greater chance of survival than many other European countries, a report has suggested.