Dr Gary Howsam, Chair and Chief Clinical Officer, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG, said: “Specialist IVF services are part of a range of investigations and treatments that can help couples to conceive. I would encourage anyone with fertility problems to go to their GP who can discuss with them the treatment options available. Couples can still […]
This report from the Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI) finds that over the past 6 years the companies holding PFI contracts to build and run NHS hospitals and other facilities have made pre-tax profits of £831m – money which has therefore been unavailable for patient care. If the NHS had not been paying […]
As part of the CEP (capped expenditure process), NHS staff and frontline clinicians have been told to ‘think the unthinkable’. https://www.bma.org.uk/news/2017/july/refusal-to-discuss-unthinkable-cuts
Is the NHS really over ? Just the facts.
– Staffordshire CCGs unable to award £687m cancer prime provider contract – Privately led consortium unable to convince CCGs the contract was financially viable – Decision follows the collapse of the UnitingCare Partnership contract in 2015 – The procurement has cost the four Staffordshire CCGs more than £840,000 A controversial tender […]
Fit for the few The Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS footprint was published on 21 November 2016,1 as the keystone of the Fit for the Future programme. The plan reveals the scale of the deficit that is being created in the local NHS by the austerity imposed by Conservative […]
The 2017 Budget on 8 March confirmed that, while there was extra money for social care and a small amount of extra capital funding for the NHS, there would be no extra revenue funding for the NHS in 2017/18, the new financial year which starts on 1 April 2017. Analysis by NHS Providers predicts that […]
Excellent talk by Allyson Pollock on the NHS Bill and the dismantling of the English NHS . It is a very disturbing explanation of how the NHS is moving to an American-style system and what we will be losing/have already lost. Quite long at 38 minutes, but well worth staying with.
The Better Care Fund has not achieved the expected value for money, in terms of savings, outcomes for patients or hospital activity. “Integrating the health and social care sectors is a significant challenge in normal times, let alone times when both sectors are under such severe pressure. So far, benefits have fallen far short of […]