Conservative NHS policy

Keith Willett

NHS Brexit chief: Preparations for no deal must continue

The NHS will continue its no-deal Brexit preparations despite ministers standing down cross-government planning for crashing out of the EU.

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New Brexit plan worse for NHS than May’s deal, experts warn

The NHS will be exposed to more risk by the government’s latest Brexit deal than by Theresa May’s original agreement, health service experts and lobby groups have told HSJ.

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New laws planned on patient safety and medicines

Boris Johnson’s government has proposed to create a new patient safety regulator with statutory powers, and deregulation of medicines and devices.

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Updated: 60,000 staff fall under potential post-Brexit migration salary cap

More than 60,000 NHS workers from overseas would fall under an increased immigration salary threshold which has been proposed to government, an analysis by HSJ has revealed.

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Ministers confirm ban on some drug exports ahead of Brexit deadline

Ministers have confirmed plans for a ban on the export of certain medicines, starting with a group of 24 drugs including 19 hormone replacement therapy treatments, ahead of the no-deal Brexit deadline at the end of this month.

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National living wage rise to cost NHS millions

Trusts are set to face additional salary costs of millions of pounds as a result of the government’s plan to raise the national living wage, HSJ has learned.

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New burdens could wipe out public health grant uplift

New significant public health burdens could be imposed on councils, wiping out a promised real-terms increase in the public health grant next year.

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Mapped: The hospital builds in PM’s pledge

The trusts which will benefit from a share of £2.7bn to rebuild hospitals, or £100m to develop business cases for future schemes, announced by the prime minister today.

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Government promises £3bn hospital building programme

The government has announced a £3bn capital investment plan to rebuild hospitals and replace diagnostic equipment.

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Queen’s Speech may include new powers for fining trusts

The Queen’s Speech could cover new patient safety legislation, including giving the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch extensive new powers, such as the ability to fine trusts and seize equipment.

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Exclusive: NHS chiefs want latest no-deal plans from government

NHS chiefs have urged ministers to publish their up-to-date plans for a no-deal Brexit, in the wake of the release of Project Yellowhammer documents.

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Fears no-deal Brexit’s drugs stockpile could be sold off

Fresh concerns have been raised that drugs stockpiled for a no-deal Brexit could be sold off before the 31 October deadline unless ministers intervene.

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Government’s new training funding ‘not enough’

The chancellor today confirmed a real terms increase in the NHS education and training budget next year – but was warned this is “not enough to tackle the workforce crisis”.

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Trust resorts to piecemeal approach to 'position itself well' for capital funding bid

A teaching trust is considering slicing its £367m capital bid into a series of smaller projects in an attempt to “position itself well” for the next wave of government allocations.

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PM’s new health adviser says ‘ill-equipped’ NHS does not need ‘more money’

The prime minister’s new senior healthcare policy adviser believes that “more money is not the solution” to transforming the “hopelessly ill-equipped” NHS from “the monolith we have today”.

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Steep rise in summer A&E admissions amid record attendances

Admissions at major NHS emergency departments have risen six per cent in 12 months as total attendances hit 2.27m last month - the highest level since records began in 2010.

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Reality TV star and Hunt’s former aide appointed junior health ministers

Two new junior ministers, including one covering mental health, have been appointed to the Department of Health and Social Care.

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New health minister appointed

A new minister of state for health has been appointed, as prime minister Boris Johnson continued his government reshuffle yesterday.

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Hancock remains health secretary

The new prime minister has kept Matt Hancock as health and social care secretary despite making major changes to the rest of the Cabinet.

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Boris Johnson names ‘hospital upgrades’ as early priority

The new prime minister has made “hospital upgrades” a focus in his first speech as prime minister and ”ensuring the money for the NHS really does get the frontline”.