NHS England are looking develop “more meaningful” A&E targets to avoid "beating hospitals with a stick" and ease pressure on Trusts.
Statistics on foreign workers suggest NHS services would “struggle” without immigrants.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has called for a greater ‘continuity of care’ in hospitals, with all patients having a “whole-stay doctor”.
NHS England guidance has identified 20 interventions, tailored to commissioners’ environments, that could boost local health care services and ease the funding deficit.
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg unveils a new mental health strategy to tackle “unacceptable” standards.
NHS England is targeting “unnecessary” hospital admissions with a new campaign that urges the public to seek treatment early and highlights the role of the pharmacist in minor care.
Healthcare watchdog Monitor has called for ‘robust’ external reviews on Foundation Trusts every three years to tackle the rise in governance problems.
Data shows a 60% increase in NHS spending on temporary doctors to cover shortages in A&E over the past three years.
Concerns have been raised that new NICE criteria that offers funding based on “wider societal benefits” could see the elderly missing out.
Mental health staff will work with local police officers to help identify offenders with mental health issues and reduce reoffending.