Health Service Journal, vol. 109, Sept. 2nd 1999, p. 8
Consultants at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust have condemned private finance initiative plans that will mean the loss of 250 acute beds as purely financially motivated and designed to tackle a £4.3 million deficit.
C White, P Halton and R Flowerdew
Health Service Journal, vol. 109, August 12th 1999, p. 20-21
Paper argues that funding mechanisms in the NHS need to take more account of rurality when allocating resources. Rurality is considered when allocating funds to other public services such as the police and education. Country areas have more, and smaller, hospitals than cities, and this involves extra costs.
National Audit Office
London: TSO, 1999
Report focuses on the four pillars which support the aim of getting a good deal in a PFI project. These are:
(For comment see Health Service Journal, vol. 109, August 19th 1999, p. 2-3)
Health Service Journal, vol. 109, Sept. 16th 1999, p. 24-25
Reports on how funding formulas are being reviewed nationwide to take account of extra costs of delivering health care in rural areas across the UK.
Health Service Journal, vol. 109, August 26th 1999, p. 14-15
Reports that a PFI hospital in Cleveland is to be financed almost entirely by the issue of bonds to investors by the private consortium.
Public Finance, Sept. 3rd - 9th 1999, p. 16-18
Performance pay is set to pervade the public sector despite arguments that it is divisive and unfair. One of the most graphic examples of the pitfalls of performance-related pay remains the surgeons' long-standing merit award system. which even the Labour government is trying to reform.