Penny Dash

Regulator denies conflict of interest over McKinsey appointment

NHS England and Improvement believe there will be no conflict of interest from a senior partner at McKinsey becoming chair of an integrated care system, they have told HSJ.

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£300m STP tech framework published after six month delay

A framework for giving suppliers access to an estimated £300m of new NHS spending on digital technology has been published after a six month delay and challenges from some participants.

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NHS Improvement to drive reconfiguration of provider sector

NHS Improvement is to drive hospital and service level reconfiguration across the service to deliver greater levels of clinical and financial sustainability.

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NHS Improvement pays McKinsey £500,000 to advise on 'purpose and model'

NHS Improvement is paying McKinsey £500,000 to help clarify its purpose and work on a new organisational development programme, HSJ has learned.

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Revealed: Government rankings for NHS management consultancies

The results of a government tendering exercise ranking dozens of management consultancies wanting to sell to the NHS have been leaked to HSJ.

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CCGs spend millions on consultancy for stalled reconfiguration

Commissioners in north west London spent £36m on consultancy firms over the last four financial years – including millions on service redesign recently stalled by NHS Improvement.

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Updated: KPMG wins £1m contract to design NHS Improvement

UPDATED: KPMG has won a contract to design how NHS Improvement will be created and function.

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McKinsey chosen for wide-ranging Dorset clinical services review

Management consultancy McKinsey is set to help Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group review its clinical services after being named the preferred bidder for a £2.75m consultancy contract.

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Mid Staffs special administration 'could cost £15m'

The health sector regulator has admitted the special administration process at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust could ultimately cost £15m.

King George Hospital

Analysed: The CQC and A&E at Queen's Hospital

In-depth analysis of A&E services at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust

Stafford Hospital

Mid Staffs Foundation Trust 'too small' to be sustainable

Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust − the first organisation to be taken through Monitor’s failure regime − will not be able to sustain its current services in the future, investigators have found.


NHS London reviews controversial hospital productivity analysis

NHS London is re-examining a controversial analysis which concluded the capital’s hospital sector was “not sustainable in [its] present form”.


Smaller FTs face viability reviews

Monitor has ordered a review of the financial viability of a number of small and medium-sized foundation trusts, in a process described by one chief executive as “cloak and dagger”, HSJ can reveal.

Matthew Kershaw

Exclusive: NHS or private expressions of interest sought to run 'failing' trust

The special administrator for the first hospital to be subjected to the failure regime has invited expressions of interest from the NHS and private sector to take over all or part of the organisation.

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McKinsey partner: 'Women could do most antenatal care themselves'

The NHS could make huge savings on doctors and midwives wages’ by enlisting patients to input their own health records and conduct their own antenatal care, a McKinsey partner suggested last week.

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Exclusive: commissioning board will develop CSSs beyond assurance period

The NHS Commissioning Board will continue to support and develop commissioning support services after “checkpoint three”, the end of the formal assurance process.

UCLH joint venture aims to reduce PFI costs

One of the NHS’s most prestigious foundation trusts is spearheading a joint venture to drive down PFI costs.

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Government forced to defend McKinsey bill involvement

The government has denied that there is a conflict of interest between its health reforms and a management consultant advising on them.