A multibillion-pound dementia fund should be used to fund personal health budgets for dementia patients to address care inequalities, a former NHS science adviser has said.
Sussex’s seven clinical commissioning groups could merge into three, while a nearby CCG could potentially leave the area’s sustainability and transformation partnership.
A trust chief executive and a union secretary are locked in a war of words over the trust’s handling of an employment tribunal and the fate of its workforce director.
Health economies with deeper financial deficits are more likely to receive higher funding growth from new commissioning allocations, although there are several significant outliers against this trend.
Nearly half of people in England with a learning disability did not receive an annual health check last year, new data has revealed.
Historically ingrained health inequalities in England won’t be reversed by measures in the long-term plan, which require bigger “political and societal” interventions, according to a public health expert whose work contributed to the plan.
NHS England has been accused of a “crude” attempt to engineer a “land grab” after its NHS long-term plan suggested a diminished role for local government in public health.
New funding allocations which favour areas of extreme deprivation will see some clinical commissioning groups receive cash growth of up to 15 per cent next year, with others receiving increases of less than 5 per cent.
New metrics are under development to measure local health systems against the ambitions of the NHS long-term plan.
Thousands of disabled children who need a wheelchair are still being forced to wait more than four months from the time of their referral to the equipment being delivered, an exclusive HSJ analysis of official data has revealed.
Simon Stevens has said addressing health inequality should be addressed in the upcoming long term plan for health and care.
NHS England is considering what more it and the NHS should be doing about health inequalities, partly in response to “disturbing” figures showing life expectancy falling in some areas.
Clinical commissioning groups that require same sex couples to self-fund intrauterine insemination before they can be considered for IVF funding have been warned they could face judicial reviews.
Clinical commissioning groups have been warned their policies on assisted conception could fall foul of discrimination laws if they treat same sex couples differently from heterosexual ones.
The chair of the British Medical Association’s prescribing subcommittee has called for politicians to lead on changes to NHS prescriptions, which he claims could worsen health inequalities.
NHS Improvement has recruited five new members to its mental health team.
A move to measure preventative spend across the public sector – and set a target to increase it – could be adopted across the country, Public Health England’s chief executive told HSJ.
All sustainability and transformation plans have made “a good stab” on prevention but have further to go, the Public Health England chief executive has told HSJ.
A new four hour waiting time target for acute adult mental health patients should be established by the government from October 2017, according to an independent commission led by former NHS chief executive Lord Crisp.