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THE NHS deficit is £127 million worse than expected this year – and that’s without including the cost of extra cash to cope with the winter.

The NHS deficit is £127m worse than expected this year – and that’s without including the cost of extra cash to cope with the winter. The warning comes from number crunchers at NHS Improvement (NHSI) as trusts and foundation trusts predict a deficit of £623m this year.

Two unions are raising £10,000 to fund a legal challenge to prevent locums from losing thousands of pounds by NHS trusts taxing them as if they were employees.

Two unions are raising £10,000 to fund a legal challenge to prevent locums from losing thousands of pounds by NHS trusts taxing them as if they were employees.

The Independent Health Professionals Association (IHPA) teamed up with the Healthcare Professionals Union (HPU) to crowdfund £10,000 for legal fees by the end of November for legal costs.

Children with serious and terminal illnesses face a postcode commissioning lottery, meaning they are missing out on out of hours care and support, according to a children’s charity.

Children with serious and terminal illnesses face a postcode commissioning lottery, meaning they are missing out on out of hours care and support, according to a children’s charity.
Simon Stevens has reportedly been told that the buck stops with him over the service’s performance this winter, according to The Guardian

Simon Stevens has reportedly been told that the buck stops with him over the service’s performance this winter, according to The Guardian
Three west country CCGs are set to merge to create a new organisation with a combined budget of £1.15bn.

Three west country CCGs are set to merge to create a new organisation with a combined budget of £1.15bn.
NHS Digital has recently published a report on tracing services, which sets out a series of recommendations for changes and improvements.

NHS Digital has recently published a report on tracing services, which sets out a series of recommendations for changes and improvements.

The tracing service allows NHS Digital to ‘determine whether a patient is, or has been, registered with a GP practice or other NHS care services’.

Here’s the pick of what Healthcare Leader learnt from the report.

1) The NHS Code of Practice should be updated