Pension inflation risk to waiting list efforts
Pension inflation risk to waiting list efforts
by Seamus Ward
04 August 2022

The chancellor must reform pension tax to lift a barrier to tackling waiting list backlogs, according to NHS Employers.

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MPs say social care needs immediate funding boost
MPs say social care needs immediate funding boost
by Seamus Ward
04 August 2022

Adult social care does not have enough funding in the short and long term, and must get an immediate injection of ‘several billions’ to meet current pressures, MPs have said.

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Health leaders question PM candidates’ policies
Health leaders question PM candidates’ policies
by Seamus Ward
02 August 2022

With voting due to open soon for the leadership of the Conservative Party and the next prime minister, NHS leaders have expressed concerns over some of the policies of the candidates.

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Risky systems
Risky systems
by Joanna Watson
02 August 2022

The move to much greater partnership working means changes to risk management in the NHS – and not just for integrated care boards, but for all NHS bodies working as key players within integrated care systems. ​

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Delayed 2020/21 cost data shows impact of Covid on productivity
Delayed 2020/21 cost data shows impact of Covid on productivity
by Steve Brown
29 July 2022

The significant impact of Covid-19 on NHS costs and productivity has been underlined by the publication of national cost collection (NCC) data for 2020/21, although there are concerns about the accuracy of the data.

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Disagreement over treatment of liabilities
Disagreement over treatment of liabilities
by Seamus Ward
29 July 2022

Northern Ireland auditor general Kieran Donnelly has again drawn attention to a disagreement with the Department of Health and health and social care trusts over the accounting treatment of liabilities.

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NEPcloud: enabling easier, safer and more secure phone payments
NEPcloud: enabling easier, safer and more secure phone payments
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28 July 2022

Income is important to any NHS organisation. And when accepting credit card payments, it is vital to ensure that customer card information is fully protected and the process is easy to use from both perspectives, says Christine Hall (pictured), managing director of NEP Shared System Group.

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PAC questions Covid lab contracts
PAC questions Covid lab contracts
by Seamus Ward
27 July 2022

Commons Public Accounts Committee chair Meg Hillier has accused the Department of Health and Social Care of ‘acting fast and loose’ when awarding contracts worth almost £777m for Covid testing services and goods.

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The value of costing
The value of costing
by Hayley Ringrose
27 July 2022

Costing teams can do more to support transformation. But they need to be given the time and support to use costing data alongside population and wider patient-level data to drive improvement.

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Government slammed over ‘marked reluctance’ to act on workforce shortfalls
Government slammed over ‘marked reluctance’ to act on workforce shortfalls
by Seamus Ward
25 July 2022

Persistent understaffing and the government’s refusal to carry out detailed workforce planning is threatening attempts to recover the NHS backlog, and poses a serious risk to patient safety, MPs have said.

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