Comprehensive spending review 2015

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  • Crispin_Dowler

    Analysis: This budget could have a nasty sting in the tail for health


    At first glance, today’s budget did little to change the outlook for NHS funding in the coming years.

  • Purse

    All NHS staff to get 1 per cent pay rise


    Department of Health accepts overall 1 per cent pay rise for all NHS staff NHS Pay Review Body raises concerns over use of agency caps for NHS staff Review body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration says it may target pay in future All NHS staff will receive a 1 per cent pay rise in 2016-17

  • Computer

    £400m of transformation fund ‘ringfenced’ for tech boost


    NHS England director sets out details on where tech funding boost is coming from £400m of transformation funding “ringfenced” for technology projects Follows Jeremy Hunt announcing £1.8bn for paperless NHS goal No new money for the NHS from the Treasury At least £400m of NHS transformation

  • Cllr ray puddifoot

    It's not just winter pressure


    The pressure is on all year round for the health and social care system – all it needs is to become financially sustainable. Ray Puddifoot writes

  • Richmond House

    Department of Health to slash up to 650 jobs


    Department of Health to cut up to 650 jobs DH will relocate staff from three London offices, including Richmond House, to new premises at 39 Victoria Street Job cuts and estate consolidation designed to help DH reduce its costs by 30 per cent The Department of Health is to cut up to 650 jobs, HSJ

  • Ian Cumming

    HEE chief: Spending review cuts led to fewer nurse places


    Ian Cumming says Health Education England would have “almost certainly” commissioned more nurse training places for 2016-17 Failure to tackle poor staff retention is biggest risk factor to delivering HEE’s planned workforce growth HEE fears NHS employers’ workforce predictions are not in line with

  • Growth

    Fees hike will make CQC 'more accountable', says Behan


    CQC’s greater reliance on fees will mean “becoming more accountable”, says chief executive David Behan says CQC is in a similar financial position to many of the organisations it regulates Providers “will expect us to demonstrate value for money” Increasing the share of the Care Quality

  • Simon Stevens

    Simon Stevens 'more powerful than any cabinet minister'


    NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens is the fourth most powerful person in the country, HSJ editor Alastair McLellan told the BBC’s Week in Westminster last week.

  • Crispin Dowler

    Moves to rescue the DH's bottom line look increasingly desperate


    As the NHS approaches the end of one of the toughest years in its history, the Deparment of Health is going to desperate measures not to bust its budget, writes Crispin Dowler

  • Axe

    HSCIC faces 30 per cent grant cut


    30 per cent cut to HSCIC grant based on spending review assumptions, finance chief says Cut yet to be confirmed by Department of Health Spending review showed non-ringfenced NHS bodies faced big cuts The Health and Social Care Information Centre has estimated it faces a 30 per cent cut to its