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  • News

    PbR to become 'payment for performance' in NHS North West

    2007-02-01T00:00:00Z

    Payment by results is set to become payment for performance in the North West of England, under a US model that rewards hospitals for the quality of their care.

  • News

    PCTs fight UCLH over data validity

    2007-01-25T00:00:00Z

    Three primary care trusts are disputing the validity of a massive increase in activity at a flagship London hospital.

  • Comment

    PBR versus payment for performance

    2007-01-01T00:00:00Z

    Mike Farrar ('PbR to become 'payment for performance' in NHS North West', HSJ 1 February) is right - there is no reason why pay for performance (P4P) can't be introduced into the NHS.

  • News

    Noel Plumridge on payment by results

    2007-01-01T00:00:00Z

    I'm sorry, local currency and price is not payment by results in. a meaningful sense

  • News

    Monitor settles payment by results row

    2007-01-01T00:00:00Z

    A public dispute between the foundation trust and primary care trust in Bournemouth over payments under payment by results has been settled.

  • Comment

    Noel Plumridge on the future of PbR

    2007-01-01T00:00:00Z

    The original idea behind payment by results was disarmingly simple: more work, more money. But the dilemma was always how to pay for it in a closed, cash-limited system. So what can we anticipate from the consultation paper on the future of payment by results due by the end of ...

  • News

    RCP: don't measure medics on HES

    2007-01-01T00:00:00Z

    Trust data is 'not accurate enough' to monitor the performance of individual consultants, the Royal College of Physicians has warned.

  • News

    DoH should contract out tariff-setting, says report

    2007-01-01T00:00:00Z

    The Department of Health should look at 'contracting out' elements of the tariff-setting process, according to a hard-hitting report commissioned by ministers.

  • News

    Specialist trusts lobby ministers for change in tariff

    2007-01-01T00:00:00Z

    Britain's five specialist orthopaedic hospitals say they will be forced to cancel operations and cut services unless the government adjusts the way they are paid.

  • News

    Watchdog has PbR's care impact in its sights

    2007-01-01T00:00:00Z

    The Healthcare Commission has said it is interested in assessing the impact of payment by results on patient care.

  • News

    Why binning bad habits will take the fudge out of finance

    2007-01-01T00:00:00Z

    The Audit Commission's recommendations on redesigning the NHS's management of finance marks a fundamental shift in accountability, culture, planning and spending, argues Andy McKeon

  • News

    Foundation trust defers application

    2007-01-01T00:00:00Z

    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children has deferred its foundation trust application because of continuing uncertainty over the payment by results tariff for specialist services.

  • News

    News analysis Trusts feel impact as PFI and payment by results collide

    2007-01-01T00:00:00Z

    Cash-strapped trusts locked into expensive and inflexible PFI deals have always faced particular challenges. But with payment by results making no allowance for the extra costs they face, their future is looking bleak indeed. Alison Moore reports

  • News

    Trusts' admin bills on the rise, says report

    2007-01-01T00:00:00Z

    Administrative bills at acute and primary care trusts have risen by 90,000- 190,000 each due to running payment by results, according to a government-commissioned report.

  • News

    DoH agrees £10m 'top-up' for children's hospitals

    2007-01-01T00:00:00Z

    The Department of Health has agreed to bail out three children's hospitals to the tune of 10m after the trusts claimed that the specialist payment by results tariff was 'inaccurate'.

  • News

    United Bristol Healthcare trust: child obesity

    2006-12-11T08:00:00Z

    Childhood obesity has doubled in England in the last ten years. The condition affects one in four children aged 11-15 and has been increasing in prevalence since the mid 1980's. Where it used to be the view that overweight children grew out of the condition as they moved into adolescence ...

  • News

    News analysis Trusts feel impact as PFI and payment by results collide

    2006-12-07T07:00:00Z

    Four days after arrival in post, new trust chief executive Mary Wells found herself working with a crisis team sent in to turn around a maternity unit in serious trouble. Eighteen months later, Daloni Carlisle hears what was wrong and how it was tackled

  • News

    Hewitt claims just 1 in 9 job cuts are down to redesigns

    2006-12-07T07:00:00Z

    Only one in nine NHS redundancies so far this year has come as a result of Commissioning a Patient-led NHS, health secretary Patricia Hewitt has told MPs.

  • HSJ Knowledge

    Alan Maynard on outcomes

    2006-12-04T09:00:00Z

    'Most of our customers survive the NHS even though we do not measure whether they feel better as a consequence'

  • News

    Efficiency, not cost, could be future of PbR

    2006-11-30T10:03:38Z

    Payment by results tariffs could be altered to reflect the most efficient ways of working, rather than the average cost of a particular treatment, under changes being discussed by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement and the Department of Health.