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Responding to the British Social Attitudes survey on public attitudes to NHS funding, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare system, said: “It is up to government how it raises funds for public…

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Ahead of Wednesday’s budget, the NHS Confederation, which among others includes NHS Clinical Commissioners and the Mental Health Network, has called on the government to admit that the health service cannot provide everything for everybody with current levels of funding.…

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Responding to today’s NHS performance figures from NHS England and numerous recent reports about winter pressure on the health and care system and an A&E crisis, Stephen Dalton, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “Pressure on A&E departments is…

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Raiding the piggy banks The King’s Fund’s report into the progress of the implementation of the Five Year Forward View has hit some raw nerves. Stephen Dalton, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “This report shows long-term plans for…

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Responding to the Royal College of Physicians report ‘Underfunded, Underdoctored, Overstretched – the NHS in 2016’, the NHS Confederation, welcomed its strong focus on workforce, doctor numbers and urged further development in community settings rather than continual increases. Dr Johnny…

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Responding to the report ‘ social care for older people: home truths ’ (15 September 2016) by The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust, Phil McCarvill, Deputy Director of Policy at the NHS Confederation, said: “Insufficient social care funding is now…

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The financial situation of the NHS is getting worse. The latest quarterly monitoring report from the King’s Fund shows that NHS trusts are forecasting an end-of-year net deficit of around £2.3 billion. The estimate, based on survey responses from 83 trusts,…

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Health systems in the United Kingdom have, for many years, made the quality of care a highly visible priority, internationally pioneering many tools and policies to assure and improve the quality of care. A key challenge, however, is to understand…

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On Monday (18 January 2016) new rules enter into force governing the free movement of professionals (including health professionals) around the European Union (EU). It is a success for the NHS in Europe that will help the service maintain its…

A snap survey by the Institute of  Healthcare Management (IHM) has revealed that six in 10 healthcare managers  (58%) back strike action being taken by junior NHS doctors in England, with  more than four in 10 (43%) saying they ‘strongly…