HSJ’s round-up of stories and analysis of the NHS’s finance and performance “reset”

Regulators get tough on failure

In what HSJ’s editor called the most significant day for health policy since the 2015 general election, Thursday saw the much trailed NHS finance and performance “reset” finally happen. This involved a new financial special measures regime (for providers and CCGs), new performance and efficiency targets and the first ever CCG ratings.

In addition, the Department of Health’s accounts and NHS England’s annual report also contained important stories.

Here is our round-up of the day’s must-know developments:

In other news…

Away from the reset, the controversial Strategic Projects Team was closed and health secretary Jeremy Hunt took the lead for mental health issues in his new look portfolio.

Trust chiefs hit back at claims of overspending on staff