Confederation calls for action on NHS performance
Confederation calls for action on NHS performance
by Seamus Ward
12 April 2018

The NHS in England must address quickly its performance against targets to prevent the suffering for thousands of patients, according to the NHS Confederation.

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Commissioning underspend forecast despite CCG financial issues
Commissioning underspend forecast despite CCG financial issues
by Seamus Ward
29 March 2018

Clinical commissioning groups are likely to end the financial year with an aggregate overspend of between £300m and £400m, according to NHS England board papers.

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£760m of capital funding allocated
£760m of capital funding allocated
by Seamus Ward
28 March 2018

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced the first allocation of additional capital funding that was unveiled in November’s Budget.

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PM makes long-term funding pledge
PM makes long-term funding pledge
by Seamus Ward
27 March 2018

Prime minister Theresa May has promised to bring forward before the end of this year a long-term funding and strategic plan that will build on the NHS Five-year forward view.

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System leaders announce plans for closer working
System leaders announce plans for closer working
26 March 2018

NHS England and NHS Improvement have announced steps to bring the two organisations closer together.

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MPs call for cross-party commission on health and care
MPs call for cross-party commission on health and care
by Seamus Ward
25 March 2018

A group of cross-party MPs has urged prime minister Theresa May to set up a Parliamentary commission on the future of health and social care.

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NHS yet to gain control of emergency admissions
NHS yet to gain control of emergency admissions
by Seamus Ward
02 March 2018

The rising volume of emergency admissions is a serious challenge to the financial position of the NHS, according to the National Audit Office.

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NI counts cost of capacity gap
NI counts cost of capacity gap
23 February 2018

An estimated £31m would be needed in the current financial year to ensure health and social care services in Northern Ireland meet waiting time commitments.

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More realism needed on financial targets after Q3 figures
More realism needed on financial targets after Q3 figures
by Steve Brown
22 February 2018

The increase in NHS providers’ forecast deficit for 2017/18 has been met with demands for more realistic financial targets and repeated calls for a long-term funding settlement for health and social care.

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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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