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Financial disaster looms for the NHS – and none of our political leaders understand why

Financial disaster looms for the NHS – and none of our political leaders understand why 24 Apr 2015 Some of the main parties have pledged to find the 'missing' £8bn identified in the Five year forward view as necessary to shore up the NHS's finances. But the £8bn is small change comp...

Party manifestos 2015

Party manifestos 2015 23 Apr 2015 They're here! The party manifestos have been published – link to each set of well-intentioned promises below: Conservative manifesto UKIP manifesto Green Party manifesto ...

Confused by election jargon and protocol?

Confused by election jargon and protocol? 23 Apr 2015 How to make sense of the election Dissolution, prorogation, purdah, the London Gazette? How come we now have no MPs but still have a Prime Minister and ministers? Confused by election jargon and...

Vanguards: what are they and why do they matter?

Vanguards: what are they and why do they matter? 20 Apr 2015 Have you wondered what they are, but you have not had the time to read all of NHS England's long documents? Find out what you need to know from our summary in the Fast-facts section of the Wellar...

Mental health review: out now

Mental health review: out now 13 Apr 2015 Do you know who the main stakeholders in mental health are? What is driving mental health policy? How might recent commissioning decisions affect industry? The focus on mental health has intensifi...

Regional reviews

Regional reviews 07 Apr 2015 Our 10 regional reviews cover what is going on in your area and allow you to stay on top of the latest developments. Insights will allow a more effective and customer-focused account plan to be bui...

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Trusts and CCGs express doubt over ability to meet FYFV 2020 targets

24 Apr 2015

How likely do trusts and CCGs feel it is they will achieve the productivity demands in the FYFV? Three quarters of NHS trust finance directors surveyed* by the King's Fund think-tank say...

NHS reforms have harmed patient care, say GPs

24 Apr 2015

How has CCG performance affected primary care? A survey has revealed that just over a third of GPs thinks that the introduction of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) has been damaging to patient...

CCG leaders warn of Labour commitment to increase HWB powers

24 Apr 2015

How would Labour plans to boost local accountability of services work in practice? A survey of clinical commissioning group (CCG) leaders has revealed they are pessimistic about the effects...

CCGs fail to monitor private care provision

24 Apr 2015

Can CCGs manage private contracts? Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are failing to monitor the safety and effectiveness of contracts outsourced to the private sector, according to a report...

Upcoming events

29 April 2015

WEBEX NHS oncology policy in 2015: an update, 10:00am - 10:45am

Are you up to speed with the latest changes to NHS oncology policy? The ground is shifting in NHS ca...

12 May 2015

New World Market Access: Meeting the challenge of co-commissioning, Warren House, Kingston

With the introduction of co-commissioning the world of market access is undergoing its greatest shake-u...

10 June 2015

Wellards Annual Conference 2015: Throne Games, The Royal Society, London

Throne Games 2015 Our 2015 Conference, to be held a month after the new Government takes office, will fo...

9 July 2015

Wellards Forum: New directions for medtech, The King's Fund, London

What can we predict might happen to the NHS in 2015 and how will that affect the next few years...

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