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  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
    HSJ Local

    Trust's financial position £60m worse than expected after audit judgement

    2017-06-15T07:00:00Z

    Auditors said land sale by the Royal Free London Foundation Trust should not register in the accounts for 2016-17 Decision does not change underlying position but means the trust misses out on incentive payments worth £14m Provider sector position for 2016-17 will also worsen by £47m ...

  • Birmingham Children's Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Hospital's charity could buy land for possible expansion

    2017-05-10T11:47:00Z

    Board of newly merged trust agrees to buy land next to children’s hospital First major estate acquisition since Birmingham Women’s and Children’s FT shelved single site plans Charity could buy land on behalf of trust Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Foundation Trust has agreed to buy ...

  • Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    HSJ Local

    Major trust sells £50m of land to charity arm

    2017-05-03T07:00:00Z

    Royal Free Charity bought current operational site at Chase Farm Hospital for £50m This helped Royal Free London FT end 2016-17 with a £15m surplus, after it was previously forecasting a £39m deficit Charity intends to develop housing for key workers on the site Trust says ...

  • pills
    News

    Specialised commissioning process 'lacks transparency', NHS England told

    2017-04-04T11:26:00Z

    Specialised commissioning is “very hard to probe”, resulting in “unusual decisions”, stakeholders warn NHS England made funding U-turn on two treatments it had previously deemed “unaffordable” but provided little detail about why FOI request for minutes of specialised commissioning funding body denied ABPI says “major reassessment” of whole process ...

  • wheelchair
    News

    Thousands of disabled people forced to wait months for wheelchairs

    2017-03-21T22:00:00Z

    Between October and December, 21 per cent of children and 15 per cent of adults waited more than 19 weeks for wheelchairs to be delivered Waiting times of nine weeks-plus for wheelchair prescription and then delivery Longest waits for those with high or specialist needs for prescriptions ...

  • Don Redding
    Comment

    Here's how we get the 5YFV back on track

    2017-03-06T12:18:00Z

    The National Voices coalition of charities is urging the prime minister to salvage the Five Year Forward View with some whole-system planning

  • Injection
    News

    GPs not returning to work due to 'huge' insurance costs, charities warn

    2016-09-30T12:15:00Z

    Returning GPs use commercial insurers at “huge cost” following rejection from major mutual insurers NHS England asked to “streamline” retraining process as “excessive” delays cause “financial hardship” for returning GPs Induction and refresher scheme “too slow and bureaucratic ” says RCGP “Excessive” delays in retraining ...

  • Hand with pills
    News

    Exclusive: Charity loses legal challenge to NHS England drug decision

    2016-09-30T11:38:00Z

    Hepatitis C Trust loses legal challenge to NHS England’s decision to cap access to new drugs for the disease Judge rules decision to roll out treatments via “monthly run rate” is “legitimate” and “rational” Charity argued that capping therapy approved as cost effective went against NICE rules The ...

  • Stephen Dalton
    News

    Tracking money 'acid test' for £4bn mental health plans, says Confed chief

    2016-08-01T07:00:00Z

    Guaranteeing promised funds reach frontline services will be the “acid test” for NHS England’s mental health plans, a senior health leader has said.

  • Jeremy Hunt HSJ lecture 2015
    News

    Controversial Ofsted style CCG ratings delayed

    2016-07-27T17:00:00Z

    Publication of Ofsted style ratings of CCG performance in six clinical priority areas delayed Plans to use outstanding to inadequate scale dropped in favour of less definitive labels, HSJ understands NHS England says delay due to scheduling issues Publication of Ofsted style ratings ranking clinical commissioning groups’ performance ...

  • Children at school
    HSJ Local

    Child mental health charity closes waiting list

    2016-07-22T12:12:00Z

    MENTAL HEALTH: A lack of funding and surge in demand has forced a children’s mental health charity to close its waiting list.

  • Claire Murdoch
    News

    Nearly £4bn pledged to mental health services

    2016-07-19T00:01:00Z

    NHS England document outlines how £3.97bn will be invested in mental health by 2020-21 £1.8m pilot scheme for six regions to take on new commissioning powers for tertiary mental health services £12m in the next two years to expand services that make mental health assessments available to ...

  • Household patients
    HSJ Knowledge

    Building local links with the third sector is tough but invaluable

    2016-07-12T07:00:00Z

    It is time to form new relationships with voluntary and community sector organisations

  • medication tablets prescription
    News

    Charity mulls legal challenge to hepatitis C policy

    2016-05-23T11:26:00Z

    Hepatitis C Trust considering judicial review of NHS England’s decision to cap new treatments for the disease Charity argues the decision breaches principle that patients should get access to treatments approved as cost effective by NICE NHS England says removing cap would result in “dramatic offsetting cuts” ...

  • Brain xray
    News

    NHS England pushes on with CRG cuts despite charities’ concerns

    2016-04-28T12:31:00Z

    NHS England to cut clinical reference groups from 71 to 41 Charities say loss of CRGs will “dilute” specialist knowledge on rare conditions Anger at NHS England’s decision to advertise posts on newly configured CRGs before publishing outcome of consultation NHS England has pushed ahead with its plans ...

  • CT Brain scan
    News

    Charity warnings over clinical reference group cuts

    2016-03-11T07:00:00Z

    Chief executives of The Brain Tumour Charity and Sarcoma UK raise concerns cuts will “dilute” specialist knowledge Neurological Alliance and British Kidney Patients Association warn reducing groups’ membership will impact ability to represent patients NHS England plans to cut half of clinical reference groups and reduce clinical and patients ...

  • Charity donation bucket
    News

    Commissioners 'must do more with voluntary sector'

    2016-02-08T07:00:00Z

    Chair of government review of funding and links with voluntary, community and social enterprise says commissioners not doing enough to engage with sector Levers and incentives need to change, he says Call for use of wider mix of funding, including social prescribing, personal budgets and social investment Incentives ...

  • community services care worker elderly woman patient
    News

    CQC makes wage pledge in bid to dampen patient expert row

    2016-01-29T12:56:00Z

    CQC makes wage pledge to all “experts by experience”’ who transfer to new contractor Move follows anger at reports that Remploy was planning to cut hourly rates by more than half All who transfer will be guaranteed £15 per hour for first six months of the contract ...

  • NHS estates
    News

    NHS business rates challenge could cost 'hundreds of millions'

    2016-01-25T10:00:00Z

    Councils could face a wave of claims for business rate refunds from NHS foundation trusts in cases that revolve around whether trusts should enjoy the mandatory rate relief accorded to charities and certain other bodies.

  • Jeremy Taylor
    Comment

    Jeremy Taylor: Mobilising volunteers to help patients

    2015-11-25T11:35:00Z

    Mobilising volunteers to support patients will become easy if we leverage people’s innate desire to help others, writes Jeremy Taylor