Archive: Nhs Organisation

Tories claim re-admission figures show targets are damaging patient care

Rise in re-admissions blamed on NHS targets

Government pressure for hospitals to meet waiting lists is leading to some patients being discharged before they are ready, the Conservatives have claimed.

  • Patricia Hewitt admits NHS deficits of £512 million

    Hewitt admits NHS debts of £512m

    NHS trusts overspent by £1.28 billion last year, but savings in some areas meant the total deficit across the health service was £512 million, Patricia Hewitt has announced.

  • Doctors' leader tells government to stop reform of the NHS

    Stop meddling in the NHS, ministers told

    The government must stop meddling with the NHS and accept that its costly reforms have failed to improve patient care, a consultants' leader will warn today.

  • Figures show NHS trusts struggle to keep terms of IT deals

    NHS trusts 'fined millions' in IT deals

    NHS trusts are being fined millions of pounds because they cannot fulfil their staffing obligations under the health service's new IT programme, it has been claimed.

  • Tony Blair insists public service reform will continue

    Blair sees no end to public service reform

    Public service reform will continue but in the future it should be self-sustaining and not require any "prodding and pushing" from government, Tony Blair said today.

  • Health minister Lord Warner clarifies true cost of NHS IT programme

    NHS computer system 'to cost £20bn'

    The government's new IT system for the NHS is two years behind schedule and could cost up to £20 billion, Lord Warner has admitted.

  • NHS Confederation says fewer beds should be seen as a good thing

    Hospital bed cuts 'a sign of progress'

    Cuts to the number of NHS hospital beds should be seen as evidence of a more efficient health service, not one that is struggling to cope, hospital managers insist today.

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