Will a new payment scheme be introduced to A&E departments?

Payments by results initiative could be ditched NHS England and Monitor have suggested a national reform of the way emergency care is funded, in a bid to introduce changes put forward by the Keogh review. Currently, A&E departments are paid on an activity based ‘payment by results’ tariff, however this system is said to “bear little or no […]

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Can localised services combat waiting list pressures?

Healthcare expert pinpoints flexible approach as waiting list solution Vanguard Healthcare chief executive Ian Gillespie believes a locally led approach can combat failed hospital waiting time targets. Writing in the Health Service Journal, Mr Gillespie notes that despite many people claiming recent pressures are seasonal, waiting lists are in fact at an all time high, […]

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