National tariff signals start of new payment system
National tariff signals start of new payment system
by Steve Brown
31 March 2022

NHS England and NHS Improvement have published the final details of the national tariff payment system for 2022/23.

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Maternity review highlights need for more staff and funding
Maternity review highlights need for more staff and funding
by Seamus Ward
30 March 2022

The Ockenden report on maternity care at The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust has called for a range of local and national actions, including greater staffing, protected training time, and multi-year investment in the maternity workforce.

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Trust leaders urge government to support workforce planning change
Trust leaders urge government to support workforce planning change
by Seamus Ward
29 March 2022

Most trust leaders in England believe the government should back proposed changes to the Health and Care Bill to strengthen workforce planning, according to NHS Providers.

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NHS on course for year-end surplus
NHS on course for year-end surplus
by Steve Brown
24 March 2022

The NHS in England could end 2021/22 with an underspend of around £1bn as it prepares for a difficult new financial year.

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NHS assessing inflation impact
NHS assessing inflation impact
by Steve Brown and Seamus Ward
24 March 2022

Rising inflation and meeting the government’s living with Covid plans could increase the cost pressures on the NHS by £1.5bn, NHS England and NHS Improvement have revealed.

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Statement leaves NHS funding unchanged
Statement leaves NHS funding unchanged
by Steve Brown and Seamus Ward
23 March 2022

Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed there will be no change in the NHS spending review settlement despite rising costs, and that the health and social care levy will go ahead as planned, though he did seek to mitigate the impact on some individuals.

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Chancellor increases efficiency requirement
Chancellor increases efficiency requirement
by Seamus Ward
21 March 2022

The Treasury said it will double the level of efficiencies required of the NHS in 2022/23 as part of a campaign to cut out waste across government departments.

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

Rising Covid cases across the UK mean more patients in hospital. But it also results in fewer staff to look after them, as staff absences are also on the increase. Meanwhile a new report spells out the impact of the pandemic on population health across Europe.

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Mileage review needed urgently, says union
Mileage review needed urgently, says union
by Seamus Ward
17 March 2022

District and community nurses are spending an additional £100 a month for petrol and diesel and need immediate payments to ensure they are not out of pocket, the Royal College of Nursing said.

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PAC calls for clarity over recovery plan targets
PAC calls for clarity over recovery plan targets
by Steve Brown
16 March 2022

NHS England and NHS Improvement have been asked to set out the ‘timeframes, costs and outputs’ of the recovery plan for elective and cancer care.

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