Budget: social care funding a ‘sticking plaster’
Budget: social care funding a ‘sticking plaster’
by Seamus Ward
29 October 2018

Extra funding for adult social care announced in today’s Budget is no more than a ‘sticking plaster’, according to NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson.

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One-year tariff proposed as part of changes for 2019/20
One-year tariff proposed as part of changes for 2019/20
by Steve Brown
09 October 2018

The national tariff for 2019/20 will be set for one year, according to proposals from NHS England and NHS Improvement.

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Long-term plan must take new approach to efficiency
Long-term plan must take new approach to efficiency
by Seamus Ward
09 October 2018

The long-term plan for the NHS in England can produce a sustainable, transformed service, but this will require fresh thinking on efficiency savings, NHS Providers said.

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Scottish health boards face financial challenge
Scottish health boards face financial challenge
by Seamus Ward
03 October 2018

Two Scottish health boards are unlikely to balance their budgets by 2020/21, according to reports from Audit Scotland.

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Social care funding welcomed but long-term fix needed
Social care funding welcomed but long-term fix needed
by Seamus Ward
02 October 2018

An extra £240m for social care this winter is helpful, but it is no more than a ‘temporary and partial fix’, according to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS).

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NHS Improvement reveals underlying deficit
NHS Improvement reveals underlying deficit
by Steve Brown
10 September 2018

Providers need to address an underlying deficit of up to £4.3bn if the NHS is to achieve financial sustainability, according to figures released by NHS Improvement.

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Labour calls for Budget capital injection
Labour calls for Budget capital injection
by Seamus Ward
10 September 2018

Labour has called on the government to find more capital funding for the NHS, claiming trusts have been forced into a fire sale of valuable property to plug gaps in finances.

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NHS plan must be realistic, says NHS Providers
NHS plan must be realistic, says NHS Providers
by Steve Brown
09 September 2018

The NHS must be freed from a debilitating cycle of missed performance and financial targets, according to trusts’ representative body NHS Providers.

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Trusts struggling to fill senior leader posts
Trusts struggling to fill senior leader posts
by Seamus Ward
17 July 2018

Trusts face significant difficulties in recruiting and retaining senior leaders because of the NHS blame culture and a ‘near toxic’ mix of organisational pressures, according to new analysis.

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Interim financial support increases
Interim financial support increases
by ​Seamus Ward
15 July 2018

The amount owed by trusts in short-term loans increased by more than 50% by the end of 2017/18 compared with the previous year.

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