Simon Stevens has urged trust bosses to “think carefully” about how many beds they have open this winter and said “ideally” there should be more in total than last year.
New significant public health burdens could be imposed on councils, wiping out a promised real-terms increase in the public health grant next year.
The public health grant is due to increase by 1 per cent in real terms next year, the Public Health England chief executive has said, adding that it should spell the end of cuts to the budget.
Just two regions account for nine of the 10 worst performing clinical commissioning groups for late detection of cancer, according to official data.
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”.
NHS England’s national director for mental health has reignited the debate over local government’s stewardship of public health services by claiming “relentless retendering” is damaging integration, quality and staff morale.
Funding for community pharmacy will be cut by 9 per cent in real terms under a new deal in which the sector will be expected to provide more clinical services.
Local government should stop talking about “big numbers” when making the case in Whitehall for an improved financial settlement, Public Health England’s chief executive has said.
Bloodstream infections from potentially dangerous bacteria associated with sepsis continue to rise despite the government’s ambition to reduce them.
NHS England has hit back over the health secretary’s assertion that public health budgets should stay with local government, saying it is ”potentially workable” but requires “an end to cuts… and a guaranteed continuation of the ring-fence around the public health grant”.
A departmental review has decided local government will “continue to lead” on public health, putting to an end speculation the NHS would take control of these services.
A London consultant and public health professor will be England’s next chief medical officer, the Cabinet secretary announced today.
England has missed out on the latest advances in cancer screening because of “serious and ongoing delays” in how they are implemented, according to a major review of screening programmes.
The NHS must rethink the district general hospital model to counter the risk of the health service deserting the “at-risk communities” many serve, Simon Stevens has warned.
Reducing marketing work and cutting vacant job posts have made up most of the required cuts to Public Health England’s budget in the coming financial year.
A former trust medical director is among the more than 300 people killed in the Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka.
A row has broken out between the government and NHS England over £50m funding for NHS staff pay.
A West Midlands trust will no longer recruit staff who have not had an immunisation for mumps, measles and rubella.
Councils in London are seeking additional funding from NHS England to help deal with cost pressures arising from trials for an HIV drug.