Tag Archives: Health: Financing

UK “Health at a Glance 2017” Using OECD Indicators (BBC News / OECD)

Summary The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Health at a Glance provides “the latest comparable data and trends on the performance of health systems in OECD countries”. Britain appears to be the “most obese nation” in Western Europe, … Continue reading

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More on NHS Funding and Expenditure: Questions of Balance Regarding Income Versus Outgoings (BBC News / King’s Fund / Health Foundation / BMJ)

Summary NHS England hopes to save between £100 – £400 million of spending annually, by no longer funding / prescribing products and services identified by NHS Clinical Commissioners as having little or no clinical value. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, … Continue reading

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More on Extra Funding Requirements for the NHS? (BBC News / King’s Fund)

Summary The King’s Fund has proposed that the NHS in England probably needs £2 billion more next year, given the extent of deteriorating performance on some targets and the rising numbers of NHS trust deficits. The King’s Fund briefing has … Continue reading

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High Intensity Training: Suitable for the Elderly? (BBC News / Journal of the American Geriatrics Society / FSEM)

Summary Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise, known as High Intensity Training (HIT), could potentially transform the health of elderly people by helping to reduce blood pressure and improve general fitness. Researchers at Abertay University believe HIT could help reduce … Continue reading

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NHS England Funding Shortfall? (BBC News)

Summary NHS England is reported to be facing a funding gap of up to £2 billion in its budget for the next financial year. Full Text Link Reference Pym, H. (2014). NHS England ‘facing funding gap of up to £2bn’. … Continue reading

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2015 Challenge Declaration (NHS Confederation)

Summary This NHS Confederation report examines challenges for the NHS: The need challenge. The culture challenge. The design challenge. The finance challenge. The leadership challenge. The workforce challenge. Full Text Link Reference The 2015 Challenge Declaration. London: NHS Confederation, May … Continue reading

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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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