Healthcare Finance March 2014
With seven-days services firmly on the NHS agenda, the March issue of Healthcare Finance looks at how some pilot sites are gearing up to expand services into the evenings and weekends. Providers will also have a close eye on the development of the better care fund, which from 2015/16 will shift a significant chunk of NHS funding into an integrated commissioning pool with local authorities. We speak to clinical commissioning groups and local authorities about their plans for the better care fund and the difference it could make for patients. This issue also examines the early progress of the maternity pathway tariff, while looking ahead to a big year for costing. And we explore the key workstreams in the future-focused finance strategy.
View this issue