The government has announced plans to cut NHS waiting times by expanding the role of the independent sector in collaboration with NHS-run services.
Integrated care boards (ICBs) have been asked to pursue five national medicines optimisation opportunities.
NHS England is in discussion with the government about how system plans may need to be further adjusted.
NHS England has withdrawn its proposed 18 September opening date for this year’s national cost collection.
Health leaders have called for a move towards prevention.
The government has rejected calls to restore individual GP lists and ruled out the introduction of a national measure of continuity of care.
Integrated care boards could struggle to prioritise mental health services because of funding pressures.
NHS trust leaders have highlighted a growing burden of regulation and raised concerns about integrated care boards’ role in performance management.