Tag Archives: Funding and Admissions

Payment by Results: Payment Systems in the NHS (HFMA / Kings Fund)

Summary The King’s Fund, Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), and Monitor held a workshop for finance leaders to debate the NHS payments system. While the benefits of payment by results (PBR) are acknowledged, the system governing payments is said to … Continue reading

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Competitive Integration in the NHS (Policy Exchange)

Summary This report from the Policy Exchange think-tank asserts that NHS funding arrangements encourage acute hospitals to admit patients instead of trying to treat patients at a community level or in their own homes. It shows that by international standards … Continue reading

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Over 60s Account for Half of Hospital Admissions Income (NHS Information Centre)

Summary Information released by the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre indicates more than half of the income hospitals get for admissions attracting a mandatory tariff under the national Payment by Results (PbR) system comes from dealing with people … Continue reading

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Persistent Challenges to Quality Nursing in Care Homes (Royal College of Nursing)

Summary This Royal College of Nursing (RCN) report identifies ten key challenges to the provision of high quality care in care homes. These are: 1. Funding and Admissions Lack of funding affects the types of residents that care homes accept: … Continue reading

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