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20May2014

Understanding resource allocation for merging hospital trusts

With the NHS under ever more pressure to reduce spending and improve standards of care, the merger of hospital trusts is one solution considered by hospital executive boards. Only this month, the Competition and Markets Authority approved Frimley Park Hospital’s proposed takeover of Heatherwood and Wexham Park hospitals in Berkshire. Trusts wishing to merge must
  • 20 May, 2014
  • Claire Bale
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15May2014

Comparability of Clinical Performance; Private and NHS bodies

On 2 April the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA, formerly the Competition Commission) published its final report following a two-year investigation into the private healthcare market. The key new piece of information in the final report is the Remedies Package, which discusses the requirement for private healthcare providers to start submitting clinical performance data. NHS
  • 15 May, 2014
  • Claire Bale
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