The incoming and outgoing MPs that matter to the health service
Election outcomes in these areas could have significant implications for local NHS services
The new health and social care secretary will use his first speech to call out the NHS leadership’s lack of diversity, pointing out only five NHS chief executives are from a BME background.
The social care green paper will not be a “panacea” for chronic problems in the system, is likely to propose only minor legislative change, and be based on the assumption that limited sums of new money are available.
Securing a social care funding deal and patient safety should be priorities for the new health secretary, Simon Stevens indicated in an interview with HSJ.
Funding from the NHS’s new settlement will be “earmarked” for cancer programmes including prostate, lung and colorectal cancer, the NHS England chief executive told MPs today.
The prime minister has said “the most outstanding NHS leaders” face “competing incentives”, excessive “negotiations”, “templates that seem to put process ahead of patients”, and waste “too much time on reporting”.
Jeremy Hunt wants an ambitious cancer pledge to be a core plank of the government’s new NHS plan, with senior figures pushing for the service’s £7.5bn cancer budget to be doubled over the longer term, HSJ understands.
Ministers could scrap the “ringfence” around the NHS England budget to include other arm’s length bodies as part of the government’s long term funding plan, HSJ has been told.
A review of the terms and conditions of the controversial junior doctors’ contract, which led to nationwide strike action will start in August, HSJ understands.
NHS bosses have launched a new programme to help boost the amount of cash recovered from treating foreign visitors.
The bill to protect healthcare and emergency services workers from assault will “send a message to employers” to take incidents more seriously, one of the MPs behind it has told HSJ.
Local and national government must engage further in the debate over “difficult” options for establishing sustainable settlement for social care and help secure radical reform of the system, according to two government advisors on the forthcoming green paper.
MPs have warned the government is leaving the door open to widespread sharing of patients’ confidential details beyond the NHS without their consent or knowledge.
The Prime Minister has said the government will reveal a new “sustainable long term plan” for the NHS over the next year, which will be backed by a ”a multiyear funding settlement”.
Health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt has hinted at possible government support for tax rises to fund the NHS, and called for a long-term funding settlement.
Commissioners have been allowed to continue applying cost caps to the more than £3bn of NHS Continuing Healthcare claims as long as they follow new new government rules.
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.