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Policy delays risk 'preventable deaths', doctors warn NHS England

HSJ - Tue, 14/04/2015 - 13:19
Twenty senior doctors and experts have written an open letter to the NHS England board warning of ‘a high risk of preventable death’ for some patients due to delays in drawing up an access policy for a licensed drug.
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HSJ Live 14.04.2015: Trusts received contract offers on deadline day

HSJ - Tue, 14/04/2015 - 08:00
Some contracts for 2015-16 remain unsigned two weeks after the deadline as some trusts only received their offers on the day they were meant to be signed, HSJ has been told, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 14.04.2015: Conservatives launch manifesto

HSJ - Tue, 14/04/2015 - 08:00
The Conservative Party unveils its 2015 general election manifesto, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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HSJ Live 14.04.2015: Conservatives to launch manifesto

HSJ - Tue, 14/04/2015 - 08:00
Conservatives to unveil election manifesto, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Exclusive: Forward view leaves ‘big questions unanswered’, says Burnham

HSJ - Mon, 13/04/2015 - 19:30
Andy Burnham today said the NHS Five Year Forward View left ‘many big questions unanswered’ and Labour would not be setting the health service ‘on the right path’ by adopting it without making ‘other fundamental changes’.
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Burnham: Social care will benefit from Labour's £2.5bn health cash boost

HSJ - Mon, 13/04/2015 - 19:30
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham speaks to LGC following the launch of Labour’s manifesto
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Labour pledges to avoid 'extreme' cuts to social care

HSJ - Mon, 13/04/2015 - 13:27
Labour has pledged to avoid ‘extreme’ cuts to social care in the next parliament in order to improve quality of care and prevent further pressure on the NHS.
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Four trusts in pathology merger talks

HSJ - Mon, 13/04/2015 - 11:45
STRUCTURE: Four trusts in the south of England are in detailed discussions about merging their pathology services.
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A better plan for the NHS, health and care

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 13/04/2015 - 11:06

Labour Party - 
This health manifesto outlines the Labour Party pledges for the NHS and health and care system. It makes commitments to supporting the implementation of integrated care, capping private provider profits and improving access to services.

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HSJ Live 13.04.2015: Miliband unveils Labour manifesto

HSJ - Mon, 13/04/2015 - 11:00
Ed Miliband unveils Labour’s election manifesto in Manchester, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Frontline first: the fragile frontline

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 13/04/2015 - 11:00

Royal College of Nursing (RCN) - 
This report finds that there are fewer nurses than in 2010 and that an already over-stretched workforce is being forced to carry out even more work, with serious implications for patient care and staff welfare. It also highlights other areas for the next Government to consider such as the decrease in numbers in the community nursing workforce and cuts to student nursing places.

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HSJ Live 13.04.2015: Care home closures blamed for Dorset delayed transfers

HSJ - Mon, 13/04/2015 - 11:00
The closure of two care homes has been blamed for a high rate of delayed transfers of care in Dorset. The local mental health provider is the only foundation trust in breach of Monitor’s target for delays, HSJ can reveal, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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The red, the blue, the NHS and you

NHS Evidence - health management - Mon, 13/04/2015 - 10:48

New Local Government Network (NLGN) - 
NLGN hosted two roundtable discussions in December 2014 and January 2015 centred on the Conservative and Labour parties’ approaches to health and social care in the run-up to the General Election in May 2015. This paper details the outcomes of the discussions as well as a section highlighting the key differences between the two approaches.

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Exclusive: Care home closures blamed for Dorset delayed transfers

HSJ - Mon, 13/04/2015 - 08:00
The closure of two care homes has been blamed for a high rate of delayed transfers of care in Dorset. The local mental health provider is the only foundation trust in breach of Monitor’s target for delays, HSJ can reveal.
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Labour launches NHS manifesto amid funding plans row with Tories

HSJ - Sat, 11/04/2015 - 15:11
Labour has launched its health manifesto and accused the Conservatives of making ‘unfunded commitments’ after ministers pledged to invest significant extra funding into the NHS.  
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Labour's health policy: a rough guide

HSJ - Sat, 11/04/2015 - 13:05
HSJ’s handy guide to Labour’s health policy development before the manifesto:
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Conservatives confirm extra £8bn for NHS in manifesto pledge

HSJ - Sat, 11/04/2015 - 10:57
The Conservatives’ election manifesto will commit to a “minimum real terms increase in NHS funding of £8bn” by 2020 which they say is a firm promise to fund the NHS Five Year Forward View.
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Tories confirm extra £8bn for NHS in manifesto pledge

HSJ - Sat, 11/04/2015 - 10:57
The Conservatives’ election manifesto will commit to a “minimum real terms increase in NHS funding of £8bn in the next five years” which they say is a firm promise to fund the NHS Five Year Forward View.
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HSJ Live weekend edition: Tories promise £8bn for NHS as Labour launches 'health manifesto'

HSJ - Sat, 11/04/2015 - 01:01
Catch up on Labour’s ‘health manifesto’ launch as it happened, plus the Conservatives confirm extra £8bn for NHS in manifesto pledge and reaction to the weekend’s election announcements
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HSJ Live weekend edition: Labour launches 'health manifesto'

HSJ - Sat, 11/04/2015 - 01:01
Labour has today published its “health manifesto” – a key cornerstone of the party’s 2015 general election manifesto
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