Covid-19 update: 16 April
Covid-19 update: 16 April
by Steve Brown
16 April 2021

The challenge facing the NHS in recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic was underlined this week with the latest figures on the size of the backlog of postponed care. And costing figures have revealed the virus’s significant impact on NHS productivity.

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Five most common myths about temporary staffing
Five most common myths about temporary staffing
by Paid content
16 April 2021

There are many misconceptions and myths that relate to temporary staffing, which can cause confusion and cloud people’s judgement. Leigh Malyon, head of medics and 247Time at healthcare people management software specialist Allocate Software, identifies the five most common temporary staffing myths and offers solutions to how these misconceptions can be addressed.

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Social care market warning
Social care market warning
by Seamus Ward
16 April 2021

Government proposals to reform social care must address the need for change in the social care market, as well as how it is funded, or the sector will collapse, the Nuffield Trust claimed.

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Options explored for more frequent cost submission
Options explored for more frequent cost submission
by Steve Brown
14 April 2021

Plans for more frequent national cost collections could involve just a sample of providers submitting costs or be based on much lighter touch costing standards, NHS England and NHS Improvement have revealed.

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Financial green light
Financial green light
by John Williams
14 April 2021

Those of us working in healthcare, who care about reducing health inequalities and providing a sustainable environment for our children to build upon in generations to come, can help to deliver urgently needed action. And the finance community needs to be at the heart of this agenda.

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New push for trusts to join EQC
New push for trusts to join EQC
by Steve Brown
13 April 2021

NHS England and NHS Improvement are encouraging acute trusts to re-engage with their Exceptional Quarterly Collection (EQC) and hoping to expand the costing programme to cover mental health services.

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Covid-19 update: 9 April
Covid-19 update: 9 April
by Steve Brown
09 April 2021

England this week stood on the verge of further relaxations in social distancing measures, although modelling points to a third wave of Covid-19 over the summer. Meanwhile the government announced a ‘course correction’ for its vaccination programme.

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A new year
A new year
by Caroline Clarke
09 April 2021

The NHS is in a different position at the start of the new financial year, and faces further challenges

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CCGs: system change
CCGs: system change
by Seamus Ward
08 April 2021

Last week marked not only the beginning of the new financial year, but also the latest stage in the demise of clinical commissioning groups, with a new wave of mergers reducing their number to just over 100 and all their successor bodies established.

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Covid-19 update: 1 April
Covid-19 update: 1 April
by Steve Brown
01 April 2021

This week’s initial easing of lockdown measures was accompanied with further encouraging news about vaccine effectiveness, although blood clot concerns re-emerged. And there were continued warnings to keep observing the remaining social distancing and protective measures.

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