NHS reform to cost £1.2 billion
Health secretary Andrew Lansley put the cost of the latest reorganisation of the NHS at £1.2 billion over three years as the Health Bill was launched today.
HR framework limits commissioning scope
Money tied up in NHS reorganisation may leave GP commissioning consortia with little leaway to employ outside agencies, according to the NHS Alliance.
Cameron: reform means competition
Prime minister David Cameron has underlined his government’s determination to introduce more competition to the health service in a speech on public service reform.
GPs rebel against BMA stance on reforms
More than 110 GPs have signed an open letter in the British Medical Journal criticising the leadership of the BMA and its stance on the NHS white paper reforms.
Operating Framework tightens cash again
The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2011-12 focuses on keeping control of finances as the latest round of reorganisation is implemented.
Connelly outlines NHS info ‘revolution’
The NHS’ director general of informatics, Christine Connelly, has outlined an information revolution to match the root and branch reform of the health service promised by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat government.
Connelly to lead information revolution
The Department of Health’s director general for informatics is to lead the government’s information revolution, according to a letter setting out the next stage of the Liberating the NHS reforms.
Answers and questions
E-Health Insider rounds up reaction to Simon Burns’ ministerial statement on the future – or otherwise – of the National Programme for IT in the NHS.
Expert view: Guy Beaudin
The public sector business development director of Insight on the end of the Microsoft NHS Enterprise-wide Agreement.
PCT ends United Health contract early
NHS Northamptonshire has ended its contract for commissioning services with UnitedHealth UK a year early, the primary care trust has confirmed.