Child Heart Surgery Units Face Closure

Many cardiology and complex surgery units across the country face closure due to concerns regarding consistency of care. Three hospitals in particular have been targeted which specialise in congenital heart problems and provide complex surgery for children and adults. The plan to close units in Leicester, Manchester and London surfaced in 2016 after a 15-year […]

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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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Fears that NHS privatisation is nearer than expected

Private firms receive insider information about NHS contracts A campaign group have discovered that consultancy and health insurance companies have been part of a discreet group which receives regular updates from senior health service managers. This has raised alarm bells that privatisation could be on the cards sooner than expected. Spinwatch obtained the information from […]

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NHS seeks ethnic diversity within management

Trusts could face regulatory action if no ethnic minorities in senior spots NHS organisations will be forced to increase black and ethnic minority representation in senior positions or face contractual or regulatory consequences. NHS England will be introducing the recent regulation with a new national workforce race equality standard on the health service through the […]

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Save Our Surgeries campaign fights for funding

21,000 signature petition is delivered to Downing Street Campaigners who are fighting new funding arrangements for GP surgeries took a 21,000 signature petition to Downing Street’s front door in protest. The Save our Surgeries group are urging NHS England to cease funding cuts, claiming that 22 practices across Newham, Tower Hamlets and Hackney could be […]

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