Government urged to cap clinical negligence legal costs
Government urged to cap clinical negligence legal costs
by Seamus Ward
16 February 2018

The NHS Confederation has called for lawyers’ fees in clinical negligence cases to be fixed after the government announced a working group would examine the issue.

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Learning from the DSRIP nation
Learning from the DSRIP nation
by Mark Knight
15 February 2018

New York State is in the middle of a fundamental restructuring of its Medicaid healthcare delivery system, with a new incentive system linking payments to predefined results. HFMA UK was invited to send a delegation to a recent update event

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In a word
In a word
by Mark Orchard
09 February 2018

Joint NHS England and NHS Improvement refreshed planning guidance for 2018/19 was released last Friday, with supplemental organisation specific control total letters arriving earlier this week for both the commissioner and provider sectors. How does this look from the perspective of one of the health economies working towards an integrated care system?

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Funding boost in planning guidance
Funding boost in planning guidance
by Seamus Ward
02 February 2018

The NHS in England will receive an additional £540m for frontline services such as mental health and primary care on top of the £1.6bn announced in the November Budget, according to the planning guidance for 2018/19.

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NHS Improvement mandates patient-level costing
NHS Improvement mandates patient-level costing
by Steve Brown
02 February 2018

NHS acute service providers will be required to record and report costs at a patient-level from April this year.

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Credit where credit’s due
Credit where credit’s due
by Alex Gild
01 February 2018

Let’s recognise the efforts of NHS staff in meeting winter pressures with increased commitment

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Government to incentivise surplus estate sales
Government to incentivise surplus estate sales
by Seamus Ward
01 February 2018

The government is planning changes in NHS capital rules to incentivise the disposal of surplus assets and the use of receipts to support local service transformation.

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Short-term focus hampering transformation, says NAO
Short-term focus hampering transformation, says NAO
by Seamus Ward
30 January 2018

Increased reliance on financial support and non-recurrent savings suggest NHS financial problems have not eased, according to the National Audit Office.

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Gild takes on presidency
30 January 2018

Alex Gild became HFMA president at the annual conference in December.

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Mental heath funding gap grows larger despite income growth in 2016/17
Mental heath funding gap grows larger despite income growth in 2016/17
by Seamus Ward
30 January 2018

Though mental health providers in England received significantly more funding in 2016/17, the gap with acute spending grew wider, according to the King’s Fund.

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