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  • News

    The failure regime numbers game

    2008-09-25T09:00:00Z

    Your coverage misrepresented the Department of Health's failure regime policy. The figure of 2.1 per cent does not take account of the swift action that would result from the new performance regime or Monitor's compliance framework. Effective recovery action will mean the regime for unsustainable

  • Leader

    Time to get facts straight on NHS failure rates

    2008-09-25T09:00:00Z

    Following HSJ's revelation last week that the Department of Health is projecting 2.1 per cent of trusts will fail each year for the next 20 years, we have been accused of misrepresenting policy.

  • News

    £1.75bn NHS surplus predicted

    2008-09-04T09:00:00Z

    The NHS is set to finish this financial year with a 1.75bn surplus. The projection, based on estimates from the three months since April, is equivalent to just over 2 per cent of NHS revenue funding this year.

  • Comment

    This week's lookey likey

    2008-06-13T12:15:09Z

    A lookey likey from a correspondent who wishes to be anonymous suggests Department of Health director general of NHS finance, performance and operations David Flory is a dead ringer for CSI Miami star David Caruso. What do readers think?

  • News

    Trust financial forecasts prove wide of mark

    2008-06-12T09:00:00Z

    Scores of NHS organisations reported end-of-year financial surpluses that were at least 25 per cent wide of their initial forecasts.

  • News

    Failed, fired but not yet fixed: the new realities

    2008-06-12T09:00:00Z

    Shape up or we'll find someone else to do your job - that's the new, tough message from the Department of Health. But how attractive will the 'someone else' role prove to be, asks Charlotte Santry

  • Comment

    Michael White on dealing with the Treasury

    2008-06-12T09:00:00Z

    Right, enough of this gloom. All together now, we are going to say 'let's stay cheerful for the rest of this column, whatever happens'.

  • News

    Commercial directorate's future in the air

    2008-05-29T09:00:00Z

    The future of the Department of Health's commercial directorate is in doubt following the resignation of its director general Channing Wheeler.

  • HSJ Knowledge

    Developing inter-organisational governance

    2008-03-24T09:00:00Z

    Effective governance between partner organisations is essential to safeguard each party's reputation, say Bryan Stoten and colleagues

  • HSJ Knowledge

    What a carve-up: the future of SHAs

    2008-02-25T09:00:00Z

    After 18 months, the role of reconfigured strategic health authorities still does not seem clearly defined. So what does that mean for the future, asks Helen Mooney

  • Comment

    This week's lookey likey

    2008-01-29T16:00:54Z

    Another footballing lookey likey this week. The lure of Newcastle was not enough to tempt Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp to the north east. But oddly enough that fine region is the former base of Department of Health director general of NHS finance, performance and operations David Flory, to

  • News

    Fears DoH could claw back foundation trust surpluses

    2007-12-20T09:00:00Z

    A dispute between University College London Hospitals foundation trust and the Department of Health has fuelled fears that the government will claw back surpluses from foundation trusts.

  • News

    Hunt on for missing £870m as DoH accused of hoarding cash

    2007-12-20T09:00:00Z

    The Department of Health is keeping back up to 870m in NHS funding, HSJ has been told - and is suspected of hoarding the cash to pay for extra initiatives next year.

  • News

    Trusts urged not to 'fritter away' £1.8bn surplus

    2007-12-13T09:00:00Z

    NHS managers must 'up their game' to earn autonomy and win the respect of their communities, the NHS chief executive has warned.

  • News

    Tariff delays hit specialists

    2007-10-16T00:00:00Z

    Further delays to the specialist tariff under payment by results could jeopardise applications for foundation trust status, according to managers.Chief executive of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Andrew Woodhead told HSJ the Department of Health 's announcement last week to delay the

  • News

    SHAs warned over weak foundation trust applications

    2007-10-11T09:00:00Z

    The Department of Health has issued a stark warning to strategic health authority chiefs to send 'only the strongest' trusts to Monitor to be assessed for foundation status.

  • News

    Mixed results for public health

    2007-09-06T09:00:00Z

    The Department of Health's performance chief has fired a warning shot over public health targets following 'mixed' quarterly results in sexual health and stop-smoking services.

  • News

    Czars face the axe as policy shifts

    2007-06-28T00:00:00Z

    The Department of Health looks set to phase out the 14 national czars in a move that will signal a further devolution of NHS power to the front line, HSJ understands.

  • News

    New management teams tackle commissioning

    2007-05-17T00:00:00Z

    Six management teams have been appointed to manage the North East's 12 primary care trusts after fears that last year's mergers did not go far enough to encourage strong commissioning.

  • News

    Senior appointments: Mascie-Taylor tipped to land new NHS medical director role

    2007-05-17T00:00:00Z

    Leeds Teaching Hospitals trust medical director and former acting chief executive Hugo Mascie-Taylor tops the shortlist for the new NHS medical director, HSJ understands.