Extra £1.5bn to cover inflationary pressures
Extra £1.5bn to cover inflationary pressures
by Seamus Ward
19 May 2022

NHS England and NHS Improvement have confirmed they will allocate an additional £1.5bn to systems to cover inflationary pressures that have arisen since last year’s spending review.

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Recovery risk to NHS training
Recovery risk to NHS training
by Steve Brown
19 May 2022

Health Education England (HEE) has warned that the service’s focus on recovery could threaten the training of staff, fundamental to reducing the workforce pressures across the NHS.

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£1bn underspend in 2021/22
£1bn underspend in 2021/22
by Seamus Ward
19 May 2022

The NHS in England ended 2021/22 with an overall underspend of more than £1.2bn, with less than anticipated being spent on the Covid-19 response, and by clinical commissioning groups and providers.

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Digital key to future success
Digital key to future success
by Seamus Ward
17 May 2022

A robust digital infrastructure is essential if the NHS is to address its challenges, including tackling inequalities, enhancing outcomes, and improving value for money, the HFMA Delivering value through digital technologies conference heard.

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MPs condemn government response to pandemic backlog
MPs condemn government response to pandemic backlog
by Seamus Ward
13 May 2022

The Commons Health and Social Care Committee has criticised the government’s rejection of its recommendations on recovering NHS backlogs.

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Financial boost for care home nursing
Financial boost for care home nursing
by Seamus Ward
12 May 2022

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced an increase in funding for NHS nursing in care homes to better reflect the cost of providing the service.

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Staff plan needed for elective recovery
Staff plan needed for elective recovery
by Seamus Ward
05 May 2022

Ideas for increasing staffing to support elective recovery are welcome, but the NHS needs a fully funded workforce plan to tackle waiting lists, according to NHS Providers.

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GIRFT calls for capital investment in stroke services
GIRFT calls for capital investment in stroke services
by Steve Brown
05 May 2022

Workforce issues and capital investment are some of the biggest constraints to improving access to thrombectomy, according to a report from the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) team on stroke services.

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Boards given digital transformation advice
Boards given digital transformation advice
by Seamus Ward
04 May 2022

Trust leaders can make the most of the opportunities offered by digital transformation, and avoid common mistakes, by adopting eight principles for successful delivery, according to NHS Providers.

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Call for fundamental overhaul of clinical negligence process
Call for fundamental overhaul of clinical negligence process
by Seamus Ward
28 April 2022

MPs have called for a radical reform of clinical negligence compensation to deliver payments to patients faster, incentivise improvements in care, and reduce costs.

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