Health services in England need “a dedicated fund to finance and drive forward essential changes”, according to a new report launched this week by the Health Foundation and The King’s Fund.
The report – ‘Making change possible: A Transformation Fund for the NHS’ – arrives as the Department of Health releases its 2014/15 accounts which reinforce the financial challenges facing the NHS at this time.
The purpose of the Fund would be to enable the shift to new models of care as set out in the NHS five... Readmore
NHS organisations and the government need to take “rapid action” to avoid winter pressures in A&E, the NHS Confederation warns in a briefing paper released today.
The NHS Confederation’s parliamentary briefing - due to be discussed in the House of Commons on Wednesday 24 June - warns that many patients who attend A&E could have their needs better met outside of hospital if sufficient capacity existed.
The briefing also highlights pressures in A&E are symptomatic of issues... Readmore