Digital workforce strategy will help bring NHS to ‘the next frontier’. An independent review exploring how digital transformation could change the training of health staff will help bring the NHS to “the next frontier,” according Dr Eric Topol. | Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust managed a 72% reduction in agency spend within 10 months on Liaison’s TempRE Bank. | Bigger role for nurses to cover shortage of doctors. Almost half of specialist posts in hospitals cannot be filled, the Royal College of Physicians warned.

Local health leaders will be asked to devise another round of regional IT strategies, with NHS England warning it will block digital projects that focus on lone organisations. | Tech giant DXC secures a six year deal to deliver a major NHS Supply Chain IT contract. The deal is part of major project to transform the NHS’s procurement arm. The new supply chain “will deliver £2.4bn savings over seven years”, says DHSC. | Government warned NHS workforce gap could persist until 2027. The NHS Pay Review Body has warned…

The majority of urgent primary care services – including walk-in and urgent care centres – in England are rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’, a CQC report reveals. | The government has agreed to increase NHS England’s budget by an average of 3.4 per cent in each of the next five years. | Chief Financial Officer to leave NHS England. After 11 years with the NHS, Paul Baumann is to leave the Health Service in November to take up the post of Receiver General of Westminster Abbey.

Theresa May is planning to announce a big funding boost for the NHS next week, overriding Treasury concerns that much of the additional money will have to be found through higher public borrowing. | More than four in five people support a 3.9% spending increasing in social care, an NHS Confederation poll has found. | NHS groups have welcomed the decision to relax immigration rules to allow more doctors and nurses from outside of the EU into the UK.

Nottinghamshire CCGs collaboration: Continuing Healthcare costs | NHS leaders face fresh criticism over misleading A&E data. UK Statistics Authority warns public confidence has been undermined by lack of transparency.