NHS Confederation

Simon Healey

Private hospitals safety warning after patient death

A coroner has issued warnings over safety at private hospitals after a patient referred out of the NHS by his consultant died following surgery.

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Trust chief named as NHSE's first community services director

NHS England has hired a trust chief executive on a part-time basis to oversee development of community health services.

Sir hugh taylor

Ministers must support 'innovation rich NHS' post-Brexit

A former Department of Health and Social Care permanent secretary has called on the government to put more emphasis on an “innovation rich and technology rich NHS” in order to maintain “a really vibrant life sciences industry” post Brexit.

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Consultants brought in to advise on overseas recruitment

The government has awarded a contract worth almost £100,000 to research how the UK can expand its healthcare education and training offer to overseas students.

Ruth Sealy

Slow progress on gender balance for NHS boards

Achieving an even gender balance on NHS organisations’ boards by 2020 is now a “much harder task” than it was a year ago, as only a quarter of providers have so far met the target.

money efficiency

NHS England backtracks by confirming CQUIN shake up

National leaders have confirmed they will “significantly reduce” the value of CQUIN incentive schemes, despite NHS England previously denying that major changes were planned.

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New NHS efficiency challenge is half that of 5YFV

The government’s funding settlement will leave the NHS with an efficiency challenge of around £11bn – which is half the amount that was required in the Five Year Forward View period, according to a new analysis.

Nottingham Treatment Centre

Private sector could do ‘extra 100,000 ops’

Private providers could carry out around 100,000 additional inpatient procedures by the end of the 2018-19 year, senior industry sources told HSJ, as the NHS grapples with its growing waiting list.

Chris Hopson

NHS Providers warns against 'safe space' plans

NHS Providers has added its voice to warnings against local NHS trusts being given “safe space” powers to investigate patient safety incidents.

Paul Farmer

Taskforce chair says new funding must target mental health

The government’s funding settlement for the NHS should focus on raising mental health workforce levels, addressing health inequalities and boosting prevention strategies, HSJ has been told.


Regulator explores standardised designs for new NHS buildings

Plans for new standardised NHS buildings are being drawn up by efficiency directors in a bid to speed up much needed improvements to ageing estate.

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Local plans still not good enough, says A&E boss

Local NHS providers and commissioners were given a fresh warning this week that their plans will not deliver the “capacity, productivity or length of stay” improvements required for 2018-19.

Jeremy Hunt

Funding settlement linked to 'simple goals' - Hunt

Jeremy Hunt has said that talks within government about a long-term settlement for the NHS are “difficult and ongoing” and any deal would be linked to new “simple goals”.

Niall dickson

NHS will be in 'managed decline' without at least 4pc growth

Any funding deal worth less than 4 per cent in real terms each year would see the service in ”managed decline”, NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson has told HSJ.

Ian dalton

NHSI to take 'long, hard look' at clinical configurations

NHS Improvement will take a “long, hard and important look” at the configuration of clinical services and the organisational structures around them, its chief executive said this morning.

Howard Freeman

Private providers ‘will improve safety faster than NHS’, says leader

Independent sector hospitals are “willing to learn and improve” and will do so faster than NHS providers, one of their national representatives has argued in response to concerns about safety.

Niall Dickson

Confed: 'Precarious' NHS needs extra £4bn just to sustain services

The health service needs a minimum of £4bn additional revenue just to sustain day to day services, the NHS Confederation has warned.

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NHS workers to get first refusal on affordable homes

Plans to give health workers first refusal on affordable housing built on surplus NHS land have been welcomed by sector representatives.

NHS staff on picket line

Unions demand 3.9 per cent pay rise

Fourteen unions representing nurses and other NHS staff have demanded a 3.9 per cent pay rise, plus a one off payment of £800 per employee.