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Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) -
This paper looks at the impact of economic crisis on health and health care. It summarises findings from published literature on the effects of economic crisis that took place over the past few decades and also describes recent health policy reforms, focusing on those countries where the economic crisis has hit hardest. It also analyses the empirical relationship between unemployment and health care use, quality and health outcomes, using data from OECD Health Statistics.
Department of Health -
This letter from Health Minister Dan Poulter to the chair of the NHS Pay Review Body seeks views on how the NHS can deliver health care services every day of the week within the existing the AfC pay system. It asks for observations on: affordable ‘out of hours’ working arrangements and any transitional arrangements.
Anticipated pathology joint venture between Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Integrated Pathology Partnership Limited
This advice relates to an anticipated pathology joint venture as part of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) case.