Trusts and CCGs face crack-down in ‘reset’ on NHS finances
Five trusts and nine clinical commissioning groups have been put into a new ‘intervention regime’ NHS England and NHS Improvement have announced as part of a financial ‘reset’ to try and get the health service back to financial stability.
PAC calls for better NHS cost data
The Commons’ public accounts committee has called for the collection of “consistent and detailed cost data across the NHS” to inform healthcare policy.
NHS England promotes IT in ‘to do’ list
NHS England has urged clinical commissioning groups to start working on ‘roadmaps’ for integrated digital care records, given them sticks to force use of national systems and standards, and promised IT ‘test beds’ in its annual planning guidance.
Hunt says £2 billion is for ‘change’
Updated: Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said the £2 billion ‘additional’ funding that Chancellor George Osborne has announced in his autumn statement will be used to support change in the NHS.
Osborne ‘finds £2 billion for NHS’
Chancellor George Osborne is due to back the ‘Five Year Forward View’ to reform the NHS in his autumn statement this week.
NHS heading into the red – NAO
The National Audit Office has become the latest organisation to conclude that the NHS is under “growing financial stress” and to warn that “these trends are not sustainable.”
The man with the plan
Simon Stevens has issued his ‘Five Year Forward View’ for the NHS. Lyn Whitfield looks at a report that tries to finish the work that Wanless started; not least when it comes to IT.
NHS can close £30 billion gap – Stevens
The £30 billion NHS funding gap could be closed completely if the health service receives additional cash to develop new, more efficient care models, a report from NHS England has said.
Punish EPR laggers – Kelsey
Healthcare leaders must consider implementing “radical” proposals to improve the use of electronic patient records, Tim Kelsey has said.
TechUK launches five year strategy
TechUK has launched a five year “roadmap” to drive digital innovation and growth in the UK economy that calls for more IT innovation in the NHS.