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Trust chiefs hit back at claims of over-recruitment

HSJ - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 18:49
Hospital chief executives who face having to find millions of pounds in extra savings have hit back at NHS Improvement’s claims they recruited too many staff.
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Fines for trust performance failures increase

HSJ - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 18:28
Fines for the non-achievement of performance targets have effectively increased by 60 per cent under new rules announced on Thursday.
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General practice's share of health spending falls again

HSJ - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 18:24
General practice’s share of the total Department of Health budget fell by 1.2 percentage points in 2015-16, the department’s accounts suggest.
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Primary care falls as percentage of DH spending despite promises

HSJ - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 18:24
Spending on general practice fell as a proportion of the total Department of Health budget by 1.2 percentage points in 2015-16, the department’s accounts suggest.
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Hunt takes lead on mental health as part of DH shake up

HSJ - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 18:17
Jeremy Hunt will take the lead on mental health issues in addition to overall health policy as part of the shake-up of Department of Health ministerial portfolios.
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Special measures trust chief: The problem is demand not inefficiency

HSJ - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 18:10
The chief executive of one of the five trusts put in financial special measure said his organisation’s overspending was mainly due to demand rather than inefficiency.
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CCG efficiency target up 50 per cent

HSJ - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 18:09
The financial targets set for clinical commissioning groups in 2016-17 assume an average efficiency rate of 3 per cent, which is a 50 per cent increase compared to last year.
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NHS England investigates primary care support service after 'serious incident'

HSJ - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 17:53
NHS England has launched a review following a “serious incident” involving patient documents by a former primary care support services provider.
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Two-year operational plans to be submitted by December

HSJ - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 16:16
Local NHS organisations will be expected to agree two-year operational plans by the end of December, national leaders have said.
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Summary: What you need to know about the NHS 'reset'

HSJ - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 14:55
NHS England and NHS Improvement last week announced a series of interventions in the local NHS, representing a major step-up in intervention over financial failure, while the NAO revealed the DH overspent its 2015-16 budget
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Updated: Regulators step up intervention on financial failure; CCGs rated

HSJ - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 14:55
NHS England and NHS Improvement have announced a series of interventions in the local NHS, representing a major step-up in intervention over financial failure, while the NAO says the DH overspent its 2015-16 budgets
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Full coverage: Regulators step up intervention over NHS financial failure

HSJ - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 14:55
Full coverage: NHS England and NHS Improvement today announced a series of interventions in the local NHS - representing a major step-up in intervention over financial failure - while the National Audit Office said the Department of Health had overspent its 2015-16 budgets.
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'Admin error' helped DH avoid parliamentary vote on budget

HSJ - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 14:23
The Department of Health has avoided a parliamentary process to ask for more money despite overspending its revenue budget in 2015-16 – but has been strongly criticised by the National Audit Office.
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NHS England moves CCGs to 'single commissioning structures’

HSJ - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 14:11
“Single commissioning leadership structures” will be introduced in two parts of the country by NHS England as part of a new “financial special measures regime” for clinical commissioning groups.
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NHS England moves CCGs to 'single commissioning structures’

HSJ - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 14:11
“Single commissioning leadership structures” will be introduced in two parts of the country by NHS England as part of a new ”financial special measures regime” for clinical commissioning groups.
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£400m of uncertainty in financial forecast as trusts reject control totals

HSJ - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 14:10
Sixteen trusts that have not agreed control totals with NHS Improvement are predicting more than £400m in deficits for 2016-17.
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Annual report and accounts 2015-16

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 12:31

Department of Health -
The annual report and accounts give an overview of the resources the Department of Health is responsible for and how the department has used these resources to fulfill its statutory functions in 2015 to 2016. The document also includes the Secretary of State’s annual report on the performance of the health service in England.

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Trusts face financial penalties for over-recruiting staff

HSJ - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 12:28
More than 60 NHS trusts have been accused of over recruiting staff since 2014 and will be financially penalised by NHS Improvement, HSJ can reveal.
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Annual assessment of the NHS Commissioning Board (known as NHS England) 2015-16

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 12:27

Department of Health -
The Secretary of State for Health’s assessment report covers the extent to which NHS England met its mandate and business plan objectives, and fulfilled its duties to improve the quality of services, reduce inequalities and secure public involvement.

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Government’s management of its performance: progress with single departmental plans

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 12:19

National Audit Office (NAO) -
This study examines government’s process in setting out a robust framework for managing performance through its new single departmental plans. It concludes that there have been improvements in the way government plans and manages public sector activity, but the NAO does not consider that there exists a coherent, enduring framework for planning and management.

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