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The Department of Health plans to establish its own fraud investigation function by poaching senior officers from NHS Protect, shrinking the national body’s size significantly as a result.
This week’s issue of HSJ magazine is now available to read on our tablet app.
The NHS hospital run by private provider Circle has been forced to withdraw an offer to pay local GPs a £50 ‘administrative fee’ for surgery referrals, claiming the proposal had been ‘misunderstood in some areas’.
STRUCTURE: A teaching hospital, whose services are threatened by a major shake up of acute care in Greater Manchester, has called for a ‘flawed’ consultation on the plan to be suspended.
The number of NHS trusts referred to the health secretary over financial concerns increased almost three-fold in a year, a report has revealed.
Patients should expect “inevitable” greater waits in A&E departments, two health charities have warned.
The HSJ Pathology seminar returns this autumn to explore the pressures affecting providers and commissioners in pathology
English hospitals have reduced the amount they expect to save on wage bills this year, as they focus on cutting costs in other areas and boosting income.
PERFORMANCE: A West Midlands “Keogh trust” will remain in special measures after receiving a critical inspection report from the Care Quality Commission.
COMMERCE: Three MPs in Enfield have backed a seven year campaign by a GP to enter what they argue is the London borough’s “inadequate” primary care market.
More must be done to address the “crisis” in the number of family doctors working in the NHS, leading medics have said.
The leading hospitals ‘buddied’ with failing trusts under the special measures regime received some £1.5m to cover their costs last year.
Lack of money is no excuse for poor care, the health secretary has said
Ian Gillespie on waiting lists, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
Department of Health spending rose by 2.6 per cent in real terms last year – by far the greatest annual rise in health spending of the current parliament
Education and training posts across the country could be axed as part of the second phase of Health Education England’s cost cutting reorganisation.
Three health unions have announced they are going to ballot their members for strike action over NHS pay.
The health secretary has been urged to rethink legal reforms that would ease the creation of allegedly unaccountable “super clinical commissioning groups”.
The Department of Health has pledged to find ways to help more doctors opt out of the European working time directive, which the authority admits has led to rigid shift patterns and had a detrimental effect on training.
Healthier Together programme debated in Parliament, plus the rest of today’s news and comment