Planning guidance

NHS England and NHS Improvement set out next steps to implement the NHS Five Year Forward View in 2017/18 and 2018/19

National NHS leaders have today (Thursday) set out steps to strengthen collaboration across the NHS and ensure that local health and care areas are successful in delivering their blueprints for the future. Published by NHS England and NHS Improvement, Delivering the Forward View: NHS Operational Planning Guidance for 2017/18 and 2018/19 provides NHS trusts and […]

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NHS leaders set out new long-term approach for sustainability and transformation

The leaders of the national health and care bodies in England have set out steps to help local organisations plan over the next six years to deliver a sustainable, transformed health service and to improve quality of care, wellbeing and NHS finances. Called Delivering the Forward View, the NHS planning guidance for 2016/17 – 2020/21 […]

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NHS England statement on the 2015/16 national tariff proposals

Paul Baumann, Chief Financial Officer at NHS England said:  “Monitor will shortly be announcing the results of their consultation on the 2015/16 tariff. They will report details showing that while only a minority of providers and CCGs responded negatively, the relevant response threshold by market share was reached. Since the overall NHS funding totals for […]

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Health leaders set out new year plan for a sustainable NHS

NHS England allocates £1.98 billion of extra cash to every locality across England The leaders of the NHS in England have set out new steps to be taken during 2015/16 to deliver the NHS five-year forward view. Called The Forward View into action: planning for 2015/16, the planning guidance is backed by the recently-announced £1.98 billion of additional funding, with specific allocations for each area of England. […]

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NHS England publishes Planning Guidance for commissioners

NHS England has published a bold framework within which commissioners will need to work with providers and partners in local government to develop strong, robust and ambitious five year plans to secure the continuity of sustainable high quality care for all, now and for future generations. Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2014/15 to 2018/19 describes […]

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Planning for a sustainable NHS: responding to the ‘call to action’ – letter from Sir David Nicholson

NHS England will issue its planning guidance in December. However, there is lots of critical work that needs to happen before that. Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive, has written out to commissioners to highlight some of the challenges facing the NHS. The letter will help focus people’s attention and thinking regarding the crucial work that […]

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Direct Commissioning: planning guidance document published

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has today published a document which supports the planning for Direct Commissioning responsibilities for 2013/14. Supporting planning for 2013/14 for Direct Commissioning follows the publication of Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14 which outlined the incentives and levers that will be used to improve services from April 2013 – […]

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Additional planning guidance documents published

Today the NHS Commissioning Board has published a number of documents to further support clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and the wider NHS in planning for 2013/14. These documents follow the publication earlier this week of Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14 which outlined the incentives and levers that will be used to improve services from […]

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Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) today pledges to drive a revolution for patients, offering the public more information about quality of care and giving them greater control of their health. Publishing its planning guidance for 2013/14, the NHS CB aims to help local clinicians deliver more responsive health services, focused on improving outcomes for […]

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