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  • Dave west expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    The Commissioner: NHS non-reorganisation – the next chapter


    What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable weekly insight for commissioners, by Dave West.

  • Royal Courts of Justice

    NHS England loses landmark drug appeal


    Court of Appeal upholds judgment that NHS England has power to commission PrEP If NHS England commissions drug it could result in other treatments earmarked for funding not being commissioned Judge criticises Lansley reforms for creating “bureacratic squabbles” between NHS and local government on funding responsibilitie ...

  • Bristol Children's Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Exclusive: Trust guilty of serious service failure over child's death


    New report exposes systemic failings in care of four year old boy at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children Sean Turner was denied the best possible chance of survival because of failings by doctors and nurses in 2012 Ombudsman report contradicts findings by earlier NHS England commissioned review ...

  • Surgery

    Private providers get chance to bid for up to £15bn of NHS contracts


    New EU rules means up to £15bn of specialised services contracts have been advertised for the first time Contracts will be awarded to incumbent providers unless expressions of interest are received Tight timetable and service groupings may work against private sector bidders Private providers have ...

  • Salford Royal Foundation Trust
    HSJ Local

    Cancer surgery decision ends decade long dispute


    Salford Royal Foundation Trust has been chosen as the single site for some specialised cancer services in Greater Manchester, HSJ  understands.

  • John Adler
    HSJ Local

    Chief executive accuses trusts of poaching patients


    University Hospitals Leicester chief executive says trusts in the South East are “offering to do clinics for nothing” Criticises consultants for referring “almost a quarter” of patients in catchment area to “providers in the South East” Calls on NHS England to establish referral pathways in line with ...

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    Elective waits rise again in a wasted August


    Elective waiting times lengthened beyond 18 weeks again in August, as the admission rate fell to a three year low.

  • Mike wedgeworth 3x2

    A ringside seat to a victory, not a bloodbath


    The public need to be involved and see more successful projects if they are to buy into sustainability and transformation

  • Pills

    Drugs to face new NHS affordability test


    NICE and NHS England consult on “budget impact test” for new treatments Test designed to mitigate impact of cost effective but highly expensive drugs on NHS England’s budget NICE also proposes cost effectiveness threshold for assessment of drugs for rare conditions The National Institute for ...

  • Law

    NHS England accused of 'abuse of public money' over legal appeal


    NHS England to appeal High Court judgment requiring it to prescribe a drug to teenager with narcolepsy Patient is soon to turn 18 and has already been told her local CCG will fund the drug from then Father says appeal is “ridiculous” and “abuse of public money” ...

  • Lung xray

    NHS England targets 'long tail' of specialised provision


    Service reviews planned to cut “long tail” of providers doing small amounts of specialised work Prosthetics, spinal cord injury and paediatric burns services could be reconfigured in 2017-18 STPs must set out plans for collaborative commissioning with NHS England in cancer, mental health or learning disabilities ...

  • Barts

    Analysis: The biggest providers of specialised services


    HSJ analysis of NHS England data shows Barts Health Trust had largest increase in its specialised services income in 2015-16 University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust moves from fourth to ninth biggest specialised provider after cardiac transfer to Barts No evidence of significant consolidation of specialised services ...

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    HSJ Knowledge

    The value of putting care in the right place


    Shifting care from the acute sector into the community has the greatest potential for improving quality while reducing costs but investment is still lacking

  • British Army

    Bids open to provide army veteran mental health services


    Mental health providers are being offered the chance to bid to develop and provide services to support armed forces veterans.

  • Ultrasound

    CCGs asked to ensure fetal medicine access following HSJ investigation


    Clinical commissioning groups have been asked about their arrangements for ensuring women and their babies have access to fetal medicine services, after an HSJ investigation raised concerns babies were “dying unnecessarily” because of a flawed funding system.

  • Oxford
    HSJ Local

    Mental health trusts lay out plans for new commissioning powers


    Oxford and Thames Valley outlines new care model for low and medium secure adult mental health services Consortium aims to take control of £80m-90m budget from NHS England to run services across five STP and 23 CCG areas Slice of £1.8m NHS England pilot investment to be ...

  • Surgical tools

    Marginal rate for specialised services shelved again


    NHS England and NHS Improvement have again shelved the introduction of a marginal rate Regulators twice previously aimed to introduce the measure New proposals include increases to top-up payments for specialised services, including for cardiac, respiratory and cancer services Regulators have again shelved plans for ...

  • Royal Courts of Justice

    NHS England loses HIV drug judicial review


    NHS England has lost a judicial review about whether it has the power to commission a preventative HIV drug.

  • IVF
    HSJ Local

    More South East CCGs plan cuts to IVF services


    Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG and West Suffolk CCG consult on whether to decommission NHS funded IVF treatment Infertility charity claims Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG reduced IVF services without a public consultation COMMISSIONING: Ipswich and East Suffolk and West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups have announced plans ...

  • London

    Six areas take on new mental health commissioning powers


    Six areas chosen to take on new commissioning powers for tertiary mental health services Providers were invited to submit bids to NHS England by the middle of June A key aim of the pilot is to reduce the number of patients going to out of area beds ...