5.30pm: Ministers hope that large inpatient hospitals for people with learning disabilities or autism will be “throttled” over the next 18 months, following a report into the Winterbourne View abuse scandal.
The Department of Health and the Care Quality Commission are also planning to review whether tougher regulatory or criminal sanctions should be brought in for care providers.
The full report into the abuse of patients at the NHS funded, privately run Winterbourne View hospital has been published this afternoon. HSJ got the exclusive on the top lines last week.
1.46pm: The “contingency planning team” sent into Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust by regulator Monitor has warned it is likely to conclude that the FT is “unable to achieve long term financial or clinical viability in its current form”.
Monitor released news of the team’s conclusions this afternoon, shortly after announcing that it would appoint another such team to develop a “long-term solution for the financial viability” of Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Foundation Trust.
12.05pm: Professor David Haslam, a past chair of the Royal College of GPs, and an advisor to the Care Quality Commission, has been named as the preferred candidate to chair the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. There will be a pre-appointment hearing with the Commons health committee. Professor Haslam is also a member of the National Quality Board and has let work on the use of information to improve quality.
10.35am: The Labour party has published information from clinical networks, showing that staff are leaving and their budgets have been cut. The BBC has covered the story.
10.33am: The NHS Commissioning Board has published the board papers for its meeting on Friday.
10.28am: News story: MPs call for Royal Commission on drugs
10.27am: We have published analysis of the detailed proposals for the future of the GP contract, including a move to a fairer funding formula.
7.30am: Marie Curie has developed a UK End of Life Care Atlas, a web-based mapping tool that brings together a broad range of data on end of life care across the health landscape. The tool supports commissioners by providing insight into their populations, highlighting where additional services would have the greatest impact on the lives of patients and families. It believes shifting care from acute to community services can improve quality of care.
7.05am: Good morning, today on HSJ Julie Jordan looks at what the position will be for CCGs wishing to delegate their functions to commissioning support units in April 2013, particularly if those units float off as non-NHS bodies in 2016 or beyond.