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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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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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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Sustainability questions remain despite additional funding, says NAO
Sustainability questions remain despite additional funding, says NAO
by Seamus Ward
19 January 2018

There are question-marks over the financial sustainability of the NHS in the longer term despite an injection of funds to put it on a viable footing, the National Audit Office said.

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PAC calls for CHC efficiency clarification
PAC calls for CHC efficiency clarification
17 January 2018

NHS England has been set an April deadline by the Public Accounts Committee to provide details of how efficiency savings will be made on the continuing healthcare (CHC) budget.

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Mental health funding gap widens
Mental health funding gap widens
16 January 2018

The gap between spending on mental health and acute trusts grew wider in 2016/17, according to a new report from The King’s Fund.

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Providers deliver stark warning on NHS
Providers deliver stark warning on NHS
by Seamus Ward
11 January 2018

The government must accept that the NHS can no longer deliver all that is required of it without further funding, according to NHS Providers.

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Hunt becomes health and social care secretary
Hunt becomes health and social care secretary
by Seamus Ward
08 January 2018

Jeremy Hunt will continue as health secretary, additionally taking on responsibility for social care, despite rumours that he would be moved on in today’s cabinet reshuffle.

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Quality improvement programme targets finance professionals
Quality improvement programme targets finance professionals
19 December 2017

The HFMA and NHS Future-Focused Finance (FFF) are collaborating with NHS Improvement’s ACT Academy to launch an improvement programme specifically designed for NHS finance staff.

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