Environment-tailored healthcare could save money

NHS England guidance has identified 20 interventions, tailored to commissioners’ environments, that could boost local health care services and ease the funding deficit.

New mental health strategy to tackle “unacceptable” standards

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg unveils a new mental health strategy to tackle “unacceptable” standards.

NHS England champions the role of the pharmacy in new campaign

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.

External reviews for Foundation Trusts to tackle rise in governance problems

Healthcare watchdog Monitor has called for ‘robust’ external reviews on Foundation Trusts every three years to tackle the rise in governance problems.

60% rise in cost of A&E temps

Data shows a 60% increase in NHS spending on temporary doctors to cover shortages in A&E over the past three years.

NICE may only approve treatments that offer “wider societal benefits”

Concerns have been raised that new NICE criteria that offers funding based on “wider societal benefits” could see the elderly missing out.

Mental health nurses to help reduce prisoners reoffending

Mental health staff will work with local police officers to help identify offenders with mental health issues and reduce reoffending.

Stop protecting the NHS budget, says senior Tory

Senior Conservative Liam Fox has called for an end to protected NHS budgets and more attention on outcomes.

Charges for migrants using the NHS

The government is to charge migrants for some NHS service to reduce ‘abuse’ and save money.

‘Only the best’ new doctors for the NHS

Health Education England proposes an extra exam for graduating students to ensure “only the best” are employed by the NHS.

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