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Sean Duggan: Health Foundation report gives more evidence of funding shortfall

Mental health network

27 / 3 / 2017 3.01pm

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network, has said the Health Foundation report 'A year of plenty? An analysis of NHS finances and consultant productivity' (27 March 2017) gives more evidence of funding shortfall.

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Dr Howard Freeman: Health Foundation report rightly emphasises key role of independent sector in providing capacity

NHS partners network

27 / 3 / 2017 12.22pm

Dr Howard Freeman, Clinical Director of the NHS Partners Network, has said the Health Foundation report 'A year of plenty? An analysis of NHS finances and consultant productivity' (27 March 2017) rightly points out the key role that the independent sector plays in increasing NHS capacity.

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David Hare: The King's Fund report helpfully highlights block contracts' adverse impact on care

NHS partners network

14 / 3 / 2017 11.03am

NHS Partners Network Chief Executive, David Hare, has said The King's Fund report 'Understanding NHS financial pressures' shows the negative impact of NHS block contracts and a need for more Government action to inform patients about their choice of provider.

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Worrying NHS figures demonstrate need to improve patients' awareness of right to choose

NHS partners network

09 / 3 / 2017 2.12pm

Performance figures released by NHS England today (9 March) show a worrying growth in waiting times for planned surgery, with the number of people waiting more than a year almost doubling in the last 12 months. Responding to the figures, the NHS Partners Network is today warning that the Government must take steps to increase awareness among patients of their right to choose where they receive NHS treatment. This would help ensure they can access care as quickly as possible.

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Dr Howard Freeman: Worrying NHS figures demonstrate need to improve patients' awareness of right to choose

NHS partners network

09 / 2 / 2017 12.02pm

Performance figures released by NHS England today (9 February) show a worrying growth in waiting times for planned surgery, with the number of people waiting more than a year increasing by 63 per cent in the last 12 months. Responding to the figures, the NHS Partners Network is today warning that the Government must take steps to increase awareness amongst patients of their right to choose where they receive NHS treatment. This would help ensure they can access care as quickly as possible.

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NHS Partners Network: The State of Care report shows ongoing quality care from the independent sector

NHS partners network

13 / 10 / 2016 10.10am

The NHS Partners Network welcomed today’s State of Care report from the Care Quality Commission, which shows the independent sector is continuing to provide safe, high quality care for patients.

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NHS Partners Network comments on managing conflicts of interest

NHS partners network

20 / 9 / 2016 3.19pm

Dr Howard Freeman, Clinical Director of the NHS Partners Network, commented on NHS England’s consultation on Managing Conflicts of Interest in the NHS.

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NHS Partners Network comments on suspension of financial sanctions

NHS partners network

09 / 5 / 2016 1.43pm

David Hare, Chief Executive of the NHS Partners Network, says that NHS England's suspension last month of financial sanctions for some but not all providers sends out a confusing message.

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Role of the independent sector in delivering NHS care

NHS partners network

18 / 4 / 2016 12.53pm

For decades NHS patients have benefited from being able to access health and care services delivered by independent sector providers

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29 / 3 / 2017 12.27pm

With Article 50 now triggered and Brexit negotiations to begin in fervour, the head of the NHS European Office considers what lies ahead for the NHS and social care over the next two years and beyond.

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