An external review has recommended a region should more than double its number of intermediate care staff, with a potential saving of £88m.
The Department of Health and Social Care has told trusts not to stockpile products, amid growing concern over the impact of novel coronavirus on medical supplies.
NHS organisations can now bid for capital funding to pay for urgent works needed for their response to the coronavirus outbreak, the health secretary announced today.
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay