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.
Work is needed for older people’s services to keep becoming more personalised and preventative, say Kerry Allen and Jon Glasby
Some people think more cash is coming for the NHS, but just in case it isn’t, here are some instant gains we can make in the meantime
Post-Blair Labour health “reforms” overemphasised a centrist, target driven culture that tended to distort how care might best be delivered. It marginalised clinical staff, leaving them often to adopt a stance of disgruntled passivity.
BMA warns managers not to instruct consortiaSubscription
British Medical Association GPs committee chair Laurence Buckman has attacked primary care trusts and strategic health authorities for attempting to control the creation of fledgling GP consortia.
Little potential for drugs wasteSubscription
Primary care trusts have been warned relatively little savings can be made by cutting medicines waste.
GP incentive framework fails to slow admissionsSubscription
The £1bn quality and outcomes framework has failed to halt the rise in hospital admissions of people with long term conditions and needs to be overhauled, a think tank has claimed.