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A judicial review on Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs) has taken place today (24 April) at Leeds Court

The first judicial review on Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs) has taken place today (24 April) at Leeds Court.
 
The review was called upon by campaign group 999 Call for the NHS, which believes that the new contract will change the way NHS services are provided, switching the focus from patients to ‘financial targets and profits’.
 

His comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May said in March that she would draw up long-term funding plans for the health service this year’.

The health and social care secretary has urged his Conservative peers to join discussions on long-term plans to finance the NHS.
 
In a letter sent to Conservative MPs on 20 April, Jeremy Hunt asked them to share their views on how the Government could bring forward sustainable long-term funding plans for the NHS.
 

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt could introduce a new legislation to safeguard children and young people’s mental health

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt could introduce a new legislation to safeguard the mental health of children and young people online, it has been revealed.
 
In a letter to all social media firms, Mr Hunt said that he will not ‘rule out legislation where it is needed’ after the Government publishes its response to the Internet Safety Strategy consultation in May.
 

New measures including £6m of joint funding will support children living with alcoholic parents, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced.

New measures including £6m of joint funding will support children living with alcoholic parents, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced.
 
The funding – set up by the DHSC and the Department for Work and Pensions – will fund local authorities (LAs) initiatives and non-governmental organisations capacity development to help around 200,000 children in England.
 

Commercial agreements for 15 drugs have generated over £41m of discounts for the NHS in less than two years, the health minister has said.

Commercial agreements for 15 drugs have generated over £41m of discounts for the NHS in less than two years, the health minister has said.
 
Answering a question on savings made as a result of managed access agreements for new medicines on 17 April, Steve Brine said that cancer drug agreements produced £41m of discounts between July 2016 to March 2018.
 
NHS England would not disclose the drugs in questions because of the confidential nature of the commercial agreements.
 

CCG saved £1.6m by cutting prescribing costs

East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was struggling to work within its allocated budget in 2015-16.
 
Kevin McCorry, senior pharmacist at North of England Commissioning Support, explains how the CCG managed to save £1.6m by cutting prescribing costs.
 
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