Monthly Archives: February 2015

Privately run NHS hospital seeks £9.6m government bailout

From BBC News: The first privately-managed NHS hospital in the country has applied for a £9.6m government bailout. Healthcare company Circle signed a 10-year contract to run Hinchingbooke Hospital in Cambridgeshire in 2012. Last month Circle said it would end … Continue reading

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Powers to bring empty homes into use only used 17 times in 2014

From The Guardian: Powers designed to help English councils bring empty homes back into use were used just 17 times in 2014, according to figures obtained by the Green party MEP Keith Taylor. Empty dwelling management orders (Edmos) were introduced … Continue reading

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England’s biggest hospitals veto NHS budget over patient safety fears

From The Guardian: Hospitals that provide 75% of all NHS services refuse to sign deal, saying £1.7bn cuts involved will put patient care at risk. England’s biggest hospitals are refusing to sign off their annual budget deal with the NHS, … Continue reading

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