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  • Jonathan_Fielden
    News

    NHS England director accused of voyeurism resigns

    2017-07-24T18:27:00Z

    NHS England has confirmed Jonathan Fielden, its former national director of specialised commissioning, who is being investigated by police on suspicion of voyeurism, has resigned from the organisation.

  • Ara Darzi
    News

    Lord Darzi weighs in to 'utterly astonishing' specialist trust row

    2017-07-20T17:00:00Z

    Professor Lord Ara Darzi has weighed into the row over the future of specialist services in England.

  • Ambulance
    News

    Exclusive: Patient’s death reveals 'national and systemic issues' with hospital transfers

    2017-07-03T12:00:00Z

    There could be “national and systemic issues” with the transfer of seriously ill patients between hospitals, the new Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch’s first report has said.

  • Claire Murdoch
    News

    Exclusive: 11 providers given £300m commissioning budget

    2017-06-23T00:01:00Z

    NHS England confirms second wave of sites to take on devolved tertiary mental health commissioning powers The 11 new sites will be given devolved commissioning responsibility for low and medium secure adult or tier four child and adolescent mental health services The 17 sites will all be ...

  • Generic  drugs
    News

    Second court defeat for NHS England

    2017-05-31T12:39:00Z

    NHS England faces judicial review over decision not to fund drug for 7-year-old boy Lawyers will argue NHSE should have considered the boy’s welfare under the Children Act Victory could create a new duty on NHS England when making commissioning decisions affecting children Lawyers have ...

  • pills
    News

    Exclusive: NICE to routinely review drugs' budget impact for NHS England

    2017-05-11T12:00:00Z

    NICE asked by NHS England to analyse the “finance impact” of new potential treatments Second programme in which a NICE review of treatment costs could potentially impact access NICE will grade clinical evidence available for each treatment, which may impact rare disease medicines The National ...

  • Truvada prep hiv
    News

    HIV prevention drug subject to 'extremely worrying' delays in England

    2017-04-13T12:16:00Z

    NHS England’s “implementation” trial of HIV preventative treatment delayed by at least three months with no start date fixed Trial may generate a “postcode lottery” and prevent eligible people from accessing the drug, charity warns National commissioning of PrEP delayed until 2020 and charities say the commissioning ...

  • Breast cancer radiology
    News

    Flagship £690m cancer procurement abandoned over financial fears

    2017-04-10T15:15:00Z

    Staffordshire CCGs unable to award £687m cancer prime provider contract Privately led consortium unable to convince CCGs the contract was financially viable Decision follows the collapse of the UnitingCare Partnership contract in 2015 A controversial tender for cancer services in Staffordshire worth £687m has been ...

  • pills
    News

    Specialised commissioning process 'lacks transparency', NHS England told

    2017-04-04T11:26:00Z

    Specialised commissioning is “very hard to probe”, resulting in “unusual decisions”, stakeholders warn NHS England made funding U-turn on two treatments it had previously deemed “unaffordable” but provided little detail about why FOI request for minutes of specialised commissioning funding body denied ABPI says “major reassessment” ...

  • Jonathan_Fielden
    News

    Jonathan Fielden bail extended

    2017-03-23T17:17:00Z

    The NHS England national director being investigated by police on suspicion of voyeurism has had his bail extended until July.

  • Pills
    News

    Court defeat moves NHS England to clarify treatments policy

    2017-03-07T11:20:00Z

    NHS England says court case has led to confusion among funding request applications Judge said last year that NHS England policy was “absurd” New policy will set out clear guidance on exceptionality test for patients NHS England says it will clarify its policy on commissioning ...

  • lawyer judge
    News

    'Wholly inappropriate' NHS England appeal thrown out of court

    2017-03-02T16:00:00Z

    NHS England loses Court of Appeal bid and must pay costs Father accuses national commissioning body of “bully boy” approach Judge says there was “no good reason in the public interest” for the appeal to proceed NHS England is facing a £200,000 legal bill after ...

  • Jonathan Fielden
    News

    NHS England director arrested on suspicion of voyeurism

    2017-02-22T16:01:00Z

    An NHS England director is being investigated by police on suspicion of voyeurism, it has been confirmed today.

  • Heart
    News

    New consultation on future of specialist heart surgery imminent

    2017-01-27T11:18:00Z

    NHS England to launch consultation on congenital heart disease services “soon” It has not publicly changed its controversial plans but said “no decision” will be made before consultation is completed Royal Brompton and University Hospitals of Leicester trusts remain at risk of losing their services ...

  • Ben clover expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    London Eye: London - winning on A&E?

    2017-01-23T15:20:00Z

    Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

  • Surgery
    News

    £600m of NHS contracts not yet agreed for next year

    2017-01-12T07:00:00Z

    £14.4bn of £15bn specialised services contracts agreed but only half have been signed Two trusts considering arbitration over £7m deal and another 10 trusts have not agreed contracts Providers pushing for £13m over the budget NHS England has agreed £14.4bn worth of the £15bn specialised ...

  • Blood
    News

    NHS England blocks funding for lifesaving transplants

    2017-01-05T12:19:00Z

    Second donor stem cell transplants no longer “affordable” for the NHS despite being “routinely” funded before 2013 Leading oncologist calls NHS England’s clinical prioritisation process “not fit for purpose” and says decision “flies in the face” of global expert opinion The specialist treatment was given “lowest cost/benefit ...

  • court
    News

    NHS England to press ahead with court appeal

    2016-12-21T07:00:00Z

    NHS England has agreed to commission sodium oxybate routinely for children with narcolepsy NHS England will continue with Court of Appeal bid over judicial review decision to prescribe the same drug to a child High Court said the national body’s decision was “thoroughly bad” and ordered to ...

  • hospital operation
    News

    New tariff would mean revenue cuts for specialist providers

    2016-11-23T07:00:00Z

    Three providers would see their overall revenue reduced by more than 2 per cent next year The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital FT faces an estimated £4.5m reduction to its revenue Specialist Orthopaedic Alliance “exceptionally concerned” by the proposals A number of specialist NHS trusts are “exceptionally ...

  • fetal ultrasound pregnancy monitoring
    News

    Exclusive: CCGs warn over 'insufficient' funding for fetal medicine

    2016-11-18T10:48:00Z

    London CCGs warn funding for fetal medicine services is “insufficient” Five groups say current arrangements could “impact on equitable provision” Comments follow HSJ investigation that revealed babies were “dying unnecessarily” due to flawed funding system Clinical commissioning groups in London have said funding for ...