Framework mixes must-do commitments with local flexibility
Framework mixes must-do commitments with local flexibility
by Steve Brown
27 June 2019

NHS systems will be required to agree five-year strategic plans by November, setting out how they will meet the requirements of the NHS long-term plan.

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Support for legislative proposals, but concern over centralisation
Support for legislative proposals, but concern over centralisation
by Steve Brown
23 June 2019

The Commons Health and Social Care Committee has given support to legislative proposals to promote collaboration, but has not backed plans to create annual capital spending limits for foundation trusts.

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Spending review must complete job on health and care funding
Spending review must complete job on health and care funding
by Steve Brown
17 June 2019

The NHS long-term plan must be backed by credible plans to moderate demand for acute care and by increased funding for workforce, capital, prevention and social care, the Health Foundation and NHS Confederation have warned.

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​Financial performance improves but 2018/19 plan missed
​Financial performance improves but 2018/19 plan missed
by Seamus Ward
12 June 2019

The provider sector in England overspent against its planned year-end deficit in 2018/19, but NHS Improvement said the financial position had improved since last year and its new financial regime would help return the sector to financial balance.

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Interim plan promises immediate workforce action
Interim plan promises immediate workforce action
by Seamus Ward
02 June 2019

The interim workforce plan for the NHS in England aims to implement ‘urgent, accelerated action’ to tackle nursing shortages, especially in primary, community, mental health and learning disability settings.

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