Comprehensive spending review 2015

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  • Nick Carding
    Expert Briefing

    Following the Money: Rent is optional


    HSJ ’s weekly email briefing on NHS finances, savings, and efforts to get the health service back in the black

  • Coins money

    Marketing and job posts take hit from latest PHE cuts


    Reducing marketing work and cutting vacant job posts have made up most of the required cuts to Public Health England’s budget in the coming financial year.

  • Anita charlesworth 3x2

    The budget was more positive than expected


    Overall for the NHS, this Budget was much better than feared but not nearly as good as it needed to be. By Anita Charlesworth, John Appleby and Siva Anandaciva

  • Richmond house

    Revealed: Eight-fold increase in DH 'exit package' payments


    The Department of Health and its executive agencies spent £39m on “exit packages” last year, following the departure of more than 700 staff.

  • Richmond house

    DH reports underspend of £563m


    The Department of Health has reported an underspend of £563m for 2016-17, but auditors said it was still “some way from achieving financial sustainability”.

  • Woman in office

    Revealed: NHS quango to cut more than 300 posts


    Health Education England to cut 315 posts Education and training body estimates savings in pay costs of at least £10m 112 full-time equivalent roles could be cut from Midland’s and East region More than 300 posts are set to be cut by Health Education England as part of a savings drive that could

  • Man holding a box of office belongings

    Treasury cuts force redundancies at arm's length body


    Budget cuts force Health Education England to announce redundancy scheme available for all staff Cuts also likely to reduce specialty training budgets including for GP training HEE faces a £70m cost saving in 2016-17 and a “flat cash” settlement until 2020 Cuts to Health Education England’s

  • Anita charlesworth 3x2

    Only the Budget can prevent an impossible task


    The latest figures on NHS providers’ deficit are not surprising but they are very worrying – Anita Charlesworth analyses why

  • Richmond House

    Department of Health to cut over 500 jobs


    More than 500 civil servants working for the Department of Health are to leave their jobs under a major Whitehall cost cutting drive, HSJ has learned.

  • Alastair mclellan

    Simon Stevens will not resign – yet


    It is likely that Number 10 did not choose to go to war with NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens over NHS funding. But they have had numerous warnings to avoid their “NHS has had more money than it asked for” line and have also continued to privately badmouth Mr Stevens in the vicinity of