One-off benefits helped the NHS provider sector report an improved financial deficit for 2018-19 – but the underlying position worsened by £700m.
NHS trusts have been told to switch from a widely-praised price comparison tool to a new in-house version in a bid to ramp up procurement savings.
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