Tag Archives: Marginal Rate Emergency Tariff

Avoidable Hospital Admissions Crisis (BBC News / NAO)

Summary Too many emergency admissions to hospitals in England take place according to the National Audit Office. There were 5.3 million such admissions during the last financial year, which represents a 47% rise over 15 years. Many of the individuals involved are frail elderly patients who … Continue reading

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Government Response to House of Commons Health Select Committee Report into Urgent and Emergency Services (Department of Health)

Summary The government has responded to the House of Commons Health Select Committee (HSC) report into urgent and emergency services (including A&E). “The government agrees with many of the Committee’s recommendations. The response outlines how the health system is responding … Continue reading

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Accident and Emergency Departments Understaffed by Nearly 10% (BBC News / BBC 5 Live / NHS Confederation / College of Emergency Medicine)

Summary England’s accident and emergency departments may be understaffed by nearly 10% on average, a BBC 5 Live survey has suggested. The BBC 5 Live Freedom of Information request discovered that 101 out of 166 hospital trusts responding had 1,260 vacant posts. Read more: BBC News. A&E departments … 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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