Monitor to base tariff on PLICS
Monitor wants to shift the basis on which Payment by Results prices are calculated away from average costs and towards the actual cost of treating individual patients.
Monitor warns on FT finances
NHS foundation trusts are falling behind with their cost improvement plans and will find their finances under even greater strain as clinical commissioners start work this year, the sector’s regulator has said.
RCN and RCM come out against bill
The Department of Health has expressed its “disappointment” with the decision of two royal medical colleges to announce their opposition to the Health and Social Care Bill.
Information Centre wins in ALB review
The NHS Information Centre has come out of the Department of Health’s arms length body review with a promise that it will be put on a firmer statutory footing and given new responsibilities.
Keogh to lead work on new stats for NHS
The government has set up a working group to develop a single hospital standardised mortality ratio for the NHS in response to the latest report on the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.
Mid Staffs report demands stats overhaul
An independent report into the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has called for an “impeccably independent and transparent source” to be set up to produce comparative statistics for the NHS.
Leicester goes big on digital dictation
SRC has completed its largest ever deployment of WinScribe digital dictation system at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.
Trusts ‘ignore patient safety alerts’
A patient safety charity has alleged that around three quarters of NHS trusts have failed to comply with at least one patient safety alert issued by the National Patient Safety Agency.
Kent and Medway virtualises desktops
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust has chosen a thin client strategy to cope with increasing demands on its network, which serves 4,000 staff and 3,000 computers across 100 sites. The mental health trust asked IT consultancy Centralis to design and build a proof of concept based on Citrix’s XenApp and Appsense […]
Mid Cheshire hit by Conficker worm
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been hit by the Conficker worm.