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HSJ reflects on the past reforms and future leadership challenges following three decades of healthcare management change in the wake of the milestone Griffiths report, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
FINANCE: A cash strapped clinical commissioning group has proposed significantly restricting access to fertility services to help halt its fall even further into the red.
Monitor has signalled the end of block contracts currently used to fund NHS mental health providers as part of a major shake up of the national payment system due to be introduced next year.
There will be no change next year to controversial rules that restrict the payments hospitals receive for emergency admissions and readmissions
Monitor and NHS England have proposed a single efficiency factor of between 3 and 5 per cent for 2015-16 across the health service
Monitor and NHS England have floated plans to tighten their grip on specialist services pricing while mounting a push for local commissioners to move away from national NHS prices
STRUCTURE: Widespread changes to the Leicestershire Health economy have been agreed between the University Hospitals of Leicester and its local commissioners to plug an estimated £400m funding gap over the next four years.
A Labour administration would establish a new agency to oversee reconfigurations of NHS services, the shadow health minister has told HSJ.
New science minister Greg Clark has started his job with a declaration of war against superbugs.
New science minister Greg Clark has started his job with a declaration of war against superbugs, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
HSJ looks at the pros and cons of civil litigation against fraudsters, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
NHS England has belatedly managed to set plans to balance its £97bn budget for 2014-15, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
NHS England has belatedly managed to set plans to balance its £97bn budget for 2014-15, in part because clinical commissioning groups are expected to perform worse than was budgeted for against income linked performance targets, HSJ has learned.
As one healthcare IT system is replaced by another, it is time to question what is at the root of these failures, say healthcare academics, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
This week’s issue of HSJ magazine is now available to read on our tablet app.
NHS finances have been “stretched to the limit”, an influential think-tank has warned.
NHS finances have been ‘stretched to the limit’, influential think tank The King’s Fund has warned, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
Recent survey by the College of Emergency Medicine significantly underestimates the impact of urgent care centres on A&E attendance, argues Sam Benghhiat, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
More than a third of clinical commissioning groups have no plans to retender their community services, an HSJ investigation has revealed. The findings prompted warnings from competition experts that the groups could face legal challenge from would-be providers.
PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has criticised the trust at the centre of a scandal over cancer waiting data manipulation for failing to tell inspectors it had received further allegations of waiting lists being manipulated.