Health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) across the country will have to work closely with local providers of health and care services if they are to be successful, a new report warns.
A new House of Lords bill aims to restore the legal duty of the Health Secretary to “secure provision” of NHS services.
The Department of Health has outlined plans to make personal health budgets (PHBs) available to the 56,000 people receiving NHS continuing healthcare from April 2014.
The Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALY) system for deciding which drugs should be available on the NHS is worthless, according to a European Commission report.
The NHS Commissioning Board has authorised a further 67 clinical commissioning groups to take on local responsibilities for healthcare budgets and services.
The UK is launching the first national shingles immunisation programme in the EU.
UK Science Minister David Willetts intervened with NHS leaders to promote AstraZeneca’s anticoagulant Brilique (ticagrelor).
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has warned 26 NHS provider organisations that they are not employing and training enough staff to operate safely.
The Government’s reform of public health funding means that the deepest spending cuts are occurring in the most deprived areas.
A new integrated care centre offering primary and secondary care, both NHS and private, to up to 30,000 patients has opened in Frome, Somerset.