With the NHS overspend running at £1.62 billion for the first half of the year, what are the options available to trusts struggling to stay in budget?
Ahead of the Spending Review, Richard Humphries and John Appleby look at the data to examine the likely fall in social care spending.
None of the choices that George Osborne faces are easy, but there should be no doubt about the implications for the public and politicians of an NHS unable to balance its budget in the face of rising demands.
When the Care Quality Commission suggested in its recent State of Care report that ‘safer, better care does not necessarily cost more’, the inclusion of the word ‘necessarily’ was important, says Helen McKenna.
In his data blog, John Appleby looks at the scale of the NHS funding squeeze.
In his keynote address at our annual integrated care summit, Simon Stevens gave what was arguably his most important speech since he took up post. His speech contained three big messages.
What can be done to improve the quality of decision-making on NHS mergers, and can the tide of unsuccessful mergers be stemmed?