King’s Fund Economist claims useful data being ignored

John Appleby, the chief economist at the King’s Fund, announced the NHS is ignoring incredibly useful data which is cheap, relevant and easy to collect and sheds light on the NHS. This data is known as proms. They are respected and provide useful information, however since their conceptualisation, their use has barely progressed at all […]

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Will patients be charged for NHS services?

King’s Fund member explains why charging for healthcare should be a no go area King’s Fund member and social policy professor Julian Le Grand has spoken out against the idea of charging for healthcare services, instead advocating a “a single pathway of care with a single ring fenced budget and a single commissioner.”  Long opposing the […]

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One in four acute trusts need bailout funds

£605 million dished out for interim support The Department of Health gave bailout funding to one in four hospital trusts last year, with several organisations receiving aid worth more than 10% of their turnover. Figures show that £605 million was paid out in interim support to 35 trusts over 2013/14, as more providers went into […]

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