Calls to confirm STF beyond 2018/19
Calls to confirm STF beyond 2018/19
03 October 2017

The £1.8bn sustainability and transformation fund needs to be protected for providers beyond 2018/19 if the progress on reducing financial deficits is not to be put at risk, NHS Providers has warned.

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Confederation urges government to fund pay rises
Confederation urges government to fund pay rises
13 September 2017

The government must fund in full the cost of pay rises for NHS staff, now that it has lifted the 1% cap, the NHS Confederation said.

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Major shake-up of pathology services targets £200m savings
Major shake-up of pathology services targets £200m savings
08 September 2017

Hospital pathology services will be rearranged into 29 networks run on a hub and spoke model, under plans announced by NHS Improvement.

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NAO calls for robust action on clinical negligence
NAO calls for robust action on clinical negligence
07 September 2017

The cost of clinical negligence claims is rising faster than NHS funding year-on-year, adding to the financial pressures faced by trusts, the National Audit Office said.

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Provider finances ‘broadly on plan’ at Q1
Provider finances ‘broadly on plan’ at Q1
01 September 2017

NHS providers are forecasting a £523m year-end deficit after the first quarter of 2017/18, according to NHS Improvement figures.

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Financial position worse than reported, says Nuffield Trust
Financial position worse than reported, says Nuffield Trust
31 August 2017

NHS trusts ended the last financial year with a £3.7bn underlying overspend once one-off savings and funding is stripped out, according to the Nuffield Trust.

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Providers asked to re-double efforts on agency spending
Providers asked to re-double efforts on agency spending
20 July 2017

The NHS provider sector made significant progress in tackling agency spending in 2016/17 but now needs to ‘re-double its efforts’ to reduce spending to a sustainable level, NHS Improvement has said.

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Department reports 2016/17 underspend
Department reports 2016/17 underspend
19 July 2017

The Department of Health group underspent on its revenue budget in 2016/17 by more than £500m, according to its annual report and accounts.

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NHS targets earned autonomy for systems (Convergence 2017)
NHS targets earned autonomy for systems (Convergence 2017)
07 July 2017

The NHS needs to move to a framework of earned autonomy that works at the system level as well as incentivising individual organisations, NHS Improvement director of resources Bob Alexander told the HFMA Convergence conference in London.

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New Zealand demonstrates benefits of integration (Convergence 2017)
New Zealand demonstrates benefits of integration (Convergence 2017)
06 July 2017

The NHS is on the right track in moving to service delivery based around accountable care models, according to one of the world's most widely recognised integrated health systems.

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