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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Should alcohol related A&E cases be charged for treatment?

Northern Ireland’s health minister concerned about NHS being “abused” Edwin Poots, Northern Ireland’s health minister, has recommended that patients who end up in A&E due to alcohol or drugs should pay a fee for their care. Mr Poots has expressed his worry about the number of the patients who use A&E services because of their […]

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