The government is exploring options to expand the use of pooled budgets to support more integrated delivery of health and public health services.
NHS leaders have welcomed the investment of an extra £200m for the NHS to help with winter pressures.
Department of Health and Social Care aims to have Hospital 2.0 standardised design package available by May next year.
The government rejected MPs' calls to allow additional remuneration for digital, data and technology specialists to improve recruitment and retention.
NHS doctors across England will receive a minimum of a 6% pay rise from this month.
Four years of well-resourced alcohol care teams have paid dividends in the West Midlands in terms of reduced admissions and length of stay.