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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Systems must fully fund virtual wards from 2024/25
Systems must fully fund virtual wards from 2024/25
by Seamus Ward
27 April 2022

NHS England and NHS Improvement have provided funding for the development of virtual wards over the next two years, but warned that systems must include the remote monitoring schemes in long-term strategies and spending plans from 2024/25.

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£60m boost for recovery plan
£60m boost for recovery plan
by Seamus Ward
26 April 2022

Welsh health minister Eluned Morgan has announced a plan to transform care and tackle elective waiting backlogs, promising funding of £60m over four years.

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Covid-19 reader: 22 April
Covid-19 reader: 22 April
by Steve Brown
21 April 2022

While the WHO is underlining that the pandemic remains a global public health emergency, UK healthcare attention is firmly on elective recovery. But is the focus broad enough? And does the plan need to be rethought?

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NHS Digital analysis provides first insight into 2020/21 costs
NHS Digital analysis provides first insight into 2020/21 costs
by Steve Brown
21 April 2022

The NHS spent £57bn on acute care in 2020/21 – the first full year of the Covid pandemic – according to patient-level cost data for England published by NHS Digital.

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More frequent cost collection to be given go-ahead
More frequent cost collection to be given go-ahead
by Steve Brown
13 April 2022

Pilots of more frequent cost collections could begin this autumn as NHS England and NHS Improvement look set to recommend a quarterly programme.

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Convergence reduces over-target ICB allocations
Convergence reduces over-target ICB allocations
by Seamus Ward
13 April 2022

Total core integrated care board (ICB) allocations will grow by an average of 3.6% in 2022/23 once the funding is adjusted to move systems closer to their target.

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Guidance confirms ICBs’ financial starting positions
Guidance confirms ICBs’ financial starting positions
by Steve Brown
12 April 2022

Integrated care boards (ICBs) will start with a financial clean slate, with predecessor clinical commissioning group deficits written off if the new boards and systems deliver break-even in each of their first two years, final NHS financial guidance for 2022/23 has confirmed.

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More details called for on plans to expand pooled budgets
More details called for on plans to expand pooled budgets
by Steve Brown
08 April 2022

Decisions about pooling health and social care budgets must continue to be taken locally, despite the government’s expectation that their use should expand and become routine, according to NHS Providers.

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Auditor issues disclaimed opinion on troubled trust’s 2019/20 accounts
Auditor issues disclaimed opinion on troubled trust’s 2019/20 accounts
by Seamus Ward
07 April 2022

Auditors have issued a disclaimer of opinion on the delayed 2019/20 accounts of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust due to risks of material misstatement and an inability to obtain sufficient audit evidence.

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