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Clinical commissioners have raised concern about a “top slice” to their budgets to fund a shortfall in the earnings of the new national NHS property company.
NHS England is planning to continue the health service’s current savings drive after 2015, and to recast it as a programme of “ambitious and radical” service change led by its area teams.
Exclusive: NHS England could 'ratchet up' financial pressure on private mental health providers, analysts warn
Private mental health providers could see pressure on their profit margins “ratcheted up” by the centralisation of secure and specialised mental healthcare commissioning in the hands of NHS England, according to a new report by market analysts Laing and Buisson.
Foundation trusts in the NHS benefit the UK economy to the tune of £30bn a year, a new report has found.
The new chair of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has set out his priorities in the role in an interview with HSJ.
GP funding is being “stretched to the limits”, the Royal College of GPs has said, predicting that the money allocated to family doctors will fall by nearly £200m over the next three years.
NHS England has licensed 15 academic health science networks which it hopes will improve the uptake of innovative treatments by trusts and generate economic growth.
Hospitals are “dangerously close to full”, Labour has warned, after it emerged that the number of hospital beds available to patients in England has shrunk by almost 6 per cent since the coalition government took office.
FINANCE: Bexley CCG has set a £16.9m QIPP target for 2013-14.
STRUCTURE: Oxfordshire CCG has confirmed that building work is to go ahead for the redevelopment of Bicester Community Hospital is to go ahead from June.
Serco is gearing up to bid for the Cambridgeshire Community Services Trust contract and expand its NHS portfolio, the company’s director of community services Sharon Colclough has indicated to HSJ.
Business leaders are preparing transparency guidelines for private companies running public services
STRUCTURE: The board at Western Sussex Hospitals Trust has approved a business case costing nearly £1.2m to improve surgical pre-admission accommodation at Worthing Hospital.
Health economies have been invited to bid to become integration “pioneers” running large-scale experiments in integrated care, in an initiative launched by health minister Norman Lamb.
How the troubled implementation of a new IT system exacerbated financial woes at Rotherham and what lies ahead for the trust
Rotherham Foundation Trust is planning to save £5m from its “corporate overheads” as it battles to deliver £50m cost cuts in the next three years.
Communication, core values and incentives are all key
Monitor’s Christian Fielder on reform
Major savings can be made with improved water efficiency
Can mergers solve problems in NHS acute care?