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 […]
HSJ, 9 FEBRUARY, 2017 BY JAMES ILLMAN STPs to be given right to “recommend” member trusts and commissioners reorganise STPs should act if “veto power or inertia is getting in the way of the bigger strategic change agenda”, Simon Stevens says NHS England chief also says new forward view update plan is not “not a […]
Officials are scrambling to define the narrative on the latest wave of misery How the ‘humanitarian’ crisis in the NHS is paving the way for private health insurance
The number of elderly waiting on trolleys for 12 hours has tripled Don’t blame the elderly: only one in five A&E patients are pensioners, says former Health Secretary