Elective recovery funding system revealed
Elective recovery funding system revealed
by Steve Brown
25 February 2022

Systems have been informed how elective recovery funding will work during 2022/23 as the NHS looks to make in-roads into waiting lists that have risen dramatically during the pandemic.

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Department calls for downward pressure on pay
Department calls for downward pressure on pay
by Seamus Ward
24 February 2022

The return to the pre-pandemic financial regime will mean an emphasis on greater financial restraint, with pay awards no greater than 3%, the Department of Health and Social Care has told the NHS pay review bodies.

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Trust ICSs and devolve funding to place
Trust ICSs and devolve funding to place
by Seamus Ward
23 February 2022

Integrated care systems (ICSs) should be trusted to use resources effectively, but they should devolve funding to place-based partnerships, according to a paper published by the NHS Confederation.

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Further consultation on provider selection regime
Further consultation on provider selection regime
by Seamus Ward
23 February 2022

The Department of Health and Social Care has opened a new consultation to check whether its provider selection regime proposals will achieve its objectives, including making service integration and collaboration easier.

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Covid-19 reader: 18 February
Covid-19 reader: 18 February
by Steve Brown
18 February 2022

Uncertainty over whether Omicron will lead to a surge in long Covid, although vaccines are shown to offer protection against the post-viral condition. Meanwhile, parents offered choice on vaccines for young children.

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Children’s mental health services need funding to meet demand
Children’s mental health services need funding to meet demand
by Seamus Ward
18 February 2022

More funding and support should be allocated to mental health services for children and young people following an unprecedented rise in demand, according to QualityWatch.

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IFS warning over recovery plan
IFS warning over recovery plan
by Seamus Ward
14 February 2022

The NHS elective recovery plan for England is ambitious and aims to meet a target that has never been achieved, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Covid-19 reader: 11 February
Covid-19 reader: 11 February
by Steve Brown
11 February 2022

Consultation sets out case for government change of heart on mandatory vaccination, calls for funding to address global Covid inequity and looking for evidence to support the removal of restrictions. ​

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Concern over 2022/23 social care and public health funding
Concern over 2022/23 social care and public health funding
by Seamus Ward
10 February 2022

The government’s confirmation of additional core spending on social care and public health for 2022/23 has been met with disappointment by council and public health leaders.

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Pooled budgets to increase under integration plan
Pooled budgets to increase under integration plan
by Steve Brown
09 February 2022

The government wants to see increased use of pooled budgets and aligned funding to support greater integration between health and social care.

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