The incoming and outgoing MPs that matter to the health service
Election outcomes in these areas could have significant implications for local NHS services
NHS England’s flagship cancer drugs fund had spent just over a quarter of its budget halfway through this financial year, amid questions over its long term future.
The chief executive of a trust building a new £350m hospital is “cautiously optimistic” that a new builder can be found soon to complete the construction after the liquidation of Carillion.
Jeremy Hunt has been reappointed to the cabinet, under the new title of secretary for health and social care, in prime minister Theresa May’s reshuffle this afternoon.
The NHS internal market and the independence of foundation trusts are hampering efforts to deliver standardised safe care, the health secretary has said.
More than 1 million NHS staff could have their basic pay increased but have weekend and nightshift pay cut as part of Agenda for Change reforms.
Councils that failed to meet nationally imposed targets for reducing delayed transfers of care by September will not face any financial sanctions in 2017-18, but could see an impact on their funding next year, NHS England has confirmed.
The health service needs a minimum of £4bn additional revenue just to sustain day to day services, the NHS Confederation has warned.
The prime minister has announced the former president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists will lead an independent review of the Mental Health Act.
Plans to give health workers first refusal on affordable housing built on surplus NHS land have been welcomed by sector representatives.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt will today outline plans to create an extra 5,000 training posts for student nurses from next year, an increase of 25 per cent.
Sales of land or physical assets by NHS trusts generated cash receipts of £220m in 2016-17.
Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth will call on the government to provide a £500m “winter bailout fund” for health and care services.
A Labour government would “bring” private finance initiative contracts “back in house”, the shadow chancellor has announced.
The leader of Greater Manchester’s devolution team has called for more clarity over NHS capital funding, saying the government’s current regime is like “driving into fog”.
The government must pay for any financial impact of Brexit on the NHS, a former top civil servant has said, warning of risks to the UK economy if costs spiral without extra funding.
NHS England will seek substantial new capital funding for cybersecurity in the wake on the WannaCry ransonware attack, Matthew Swindells has revealed.
The government is to review the 1 per cent cap on public sector pay increases, according to several reports this afternoon.
Sir Mike Richards has said NHS staff “need to be properly rewarded”, but that quality improvement and “cultural change” can happen quickly under good leadership and staff engagement.
New targets for NHS trusts to discharge emergency admissions “at a similar” rate at weekends as on weekdays will be a key priority if the party wins the general election, a senior party source has told HSJ.
The Conservative party has pledged in today’s manifesto to “extend the scope” of the Care Quality Commission to further regulate the “health related services” of local authorities.
Labour has softened two of its key manifesto pledges relating to sustainability and transformation plans, watering down the involvement of patients in rewriting them and suggesting the process will be reviewed, rather than simply stopped.
A Labour government would create a new “safety and excellence regulator” to oversee a revised process for regional reconfiguration of the NHS, a draft of the party’s election manifesto says.
Labour will announce an immediate moratorium on sustainability and transformation plans if the party wins the general election, with shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth vowing to review proposals in all 44 areas.
Labour has promised to “legislate for safe staffing” in the NHS if it wins the upcoming general election.
Theresa May is expected to write to EU leaders today to trigger article 50 of the Lisbon treaty – and begin the process of removing the UK from the European Union.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has warned there will be no “spending sprees” in Wednesday’s budget, but there are several areas in which the government may look to support the NHS
Jeremy Hunt has said a “greater share of our national resources” will need to be spent on health and social care, and defended the country’s “tax payer funded” health system.
The vote for Brexit and the economic and political turbulence that attends it have ushered in a period of huge risk and uncertainty for NHS finances, HSJ has been told.
The health and social care system will likely require more money over the next four years than was allocated in the comprehensive spending review, former Conservative health secretary Stephen Dorrell has suggested.
NHS England has denied it was “leaned on” by government to reduce its request for NHS funding growth.
Bob Wachter is professor and interim chair of the department of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
The health secretary has indicated he is increasing the amount of funding allocated for moving to a paperless at the point of care NHS by 2020.
The British Medical Association has suspended strike action planned for tomorrow by junior doctors, in response to a deal with the government to re-start negotiations over a new contract.
HSJ sets out key issues the NHS should track in next week’s spending review announcement
The Department of Health has been unable to say what the average pay cut might be for junior doctors who need pay protection to maintain their earnings under a new proposed contract.
MPs will next week consider “radical” plans to give ministers wide ranging new powers to transfer NHS functions, funding and assets to councils.
The main incentive for GPs to switch to the government’s proposed new ‘voluntary contract’ will be to gain more control over their work and more time to see patients, health minister Alistair Burt has told HSJ.
Almost three-quarters of England’s liaison psychiatry services in hospital emergency departments are rated substandard, HSJ has learned.