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FT deficit a symptom of problems across entire system

09 / 10 / 2015 11.44am

Latest figures forecasting a £1bn deficit for foundation trusts are a symptom of problems across the entire health and social care system, the NHS Confederation said on Friday (9 October), as analysis shows a £90m worse-than-expected deficit in the first quarter of 2015.

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Party conferences summary

08 / 10 / 2015 11.42am

Read our summary of the three main parties' conferences and NHS Confed's contribution to them.

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October ushers in more changes across NHS

01 / 10 / 2015 9am

Just six months after a raft of new arrangements for health and care services in England came into effect, 1 October saw the introduction of a few more.

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Understanding the legislative landscape in mental health

Mental health network

15 / 9 / 2015 7am

The Mental Health Network have produced a briefing looking at some of the legal developments which have taken place in the last twelve months as well as some of the legislative proposals currently under consideration regarding mental health.

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Devolution Bill must empower local leaders to make necessary changes

14 / 9 / 2015 3.26pm

Legislation to devolve powers to cities and local government must not be overly prescriptive or reliant on using the Greater Manchester model as a blueprint for devolution arrangements, a parliamentary inquiry has been told.

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Calls to improve tariff engagement to prevent objections

11 / 9 / 2015 3.07pm

The NHS Confederation has called for improvements in the way the NHS is engaged on national tariff prices and suggested that changes to the objection threshold will not be enough to address legitimate concerns.

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Spending Review must provide certainty and early investment

07 / 9 / 2015 4.20pm

The NHS Confederation has called on HM Treasury to outline a multi-year funding plan for the NHS in the upcoming Spending Review, to provide much-needed certainty on healthcare funding over the next five years

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Top priorities for reshaping mental health services

Mental health network

02 / 9 / 2015 3.24pm

More than 20,000 people have given their views on the top priorities for reshaping mental health services as part of a drive to develop a five year national NHS strategy for people of all ages.

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Health and Care Innovation Expo

25 / 8 / 2015 10.24am

NHS Confed, NHS Employers and NHS Clinical Commissioners will be at this year's Innovation Expo, as part of our wider work to support innovation in the NHS

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Proposed increase to marginal rate for emergency admissions

20 / 8 / 2015 1.19pm

The marginal rate for emergency admissions could increase to 70 per cent under proposals put forward by Monitor and NHS England on Thursday (20 August).

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Three tools to help on our journey towards greater value | Mark Redhead

09 / 10 / 2015 12.30am

Focusing on reducing variation and realising value as the starting point for conversations between commissioners and providers can help develop strong, sustainable health economy-wide strategic plans. Three practical tools are especially useful, explains Mark Redhead.

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