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NHS England wins legal dispute over largest medicines procurement

NHS England has seen off a legal challenge to its largest ever medicines procurement, which is aimed at acquiring drugs to help eliminate hepatitis C...

New pharma deal raises cap on drugs’ spending

The government has negotiated a new deal with the pharmaceutical industry which raises the NHS’ cap on spending on branded medicines The...

Generic drug prices ‘surging’ again as Brexit looms

The prices of certain generic drugs are “seeing another surge” which could have a significant impact on the finances of NHS commissioners, a...

Diabetes UK report slams inpatient safety

What's wrong with the patient safety for diabetes patients   Diabetes UK has called on providers and commissioners to improve the safety of...

Trusts complain that efficiency measures are unsustainable

What are providers' thoughts on long-term efficiency measures   Providers want changes to the NHS efficiency strategy to be included in the...

CQC boss says patients face ‘integration lottery’

How is the health and care sector faring in England   Care Quality Commission (CQC) researchers say people's experience of healthcare...

DHSC wants no-deal Brexit supply chain assessment

How will a no-deal Brexit hit the supply chain   The government will tell trusts to examine the potential effects of a no-deal Brexit on the...

Medicines regulator seeks views on plan for no-deal Brexit

Will consultation regulation following a no-deal Brexit lead to more certainty   The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency...

CDF agrees to fund promising CAR-T treatment

Is axicabtagene ciloleucel the beginning of a personalised cancer treatment revolution   A cancer drugs fund access agreement between...

NHS Improvement sets out payment system proposals

What changes are likely for the national payment system   NHS England and NHS Improvement have set out proposed changes to the national...

More needs to be done for children’s mental health says NAO

Will report make any difference   Although the government has made a start in bringing children's and young people's mental health services...

Community pharmacists in Northern Ireland claim they are on the brink of closure

Is community pharmacy in Northern Ireland in crisis   Community pharmacists in Northern Ireland (CPNI) has called for urgent action to...

Drugs for leukaemia and cancer accepted for use in Scotland

Has greater patient involvement improved access to new medicines in Scotland   Patients in Scotland are to get access to new drugs for...

Health bosses plan to eliminate 2018/19 deficit

Will NHS England and NHS Improvement plans help to eliminate the 2018/19 deficit work   NHS England and NHS Improvement are planning to...

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