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NHS Improvement has made a significant U-turn over new tax rules for agency staff | NHS England has clarified rules on how CCGs manage conflicts of interest and confirmed new rules for accepting hospitality and gifts that will come in to force this week | Theresa May has backed a plan that describes NHS resources as a “source of untapped value” and called on the health service to take “a more commercial approach” to selling off its assets.


NHS Providers has estimated that the overall deficit for NHS trusts in England in 2016-17 will be between £700-750m | NHS Highland board members will be asked to approve cuts of £47m next week to balance the books | As many as one in 10 GP practices is expected to close in Northern Ireland this year, a doctors’ union has warned.


NHS services across England and Scotland were hit by a large-scale cyber-attack last week. Discover all of the services that were affected | 11 sustainability and transformation partnership areas have been identified as at risk of future workforce problems due to having “high” numbers of GPs nearing retirement age | NHS Wales has announced that none of its computer systems have been impacted along with no patient data affected by the global cyber-attack.


NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens pushes for better collaborative working across services | The Scottish NHS has signed a £400m deal with agencies to supply locum doctors amid rising long-term vacancies for hospital consultants | A major recruitment campaign has been launched in Wales to increase the number of nurses on wards and in the community.


Locums breach £120 an hour pay cap in NHS staffing crisis with pay rising to its highest level on record, research from Liaison finds | NHS Bolton CCG has been forced to declare a surplus in its budget of £4.2m because other NHS organisations have overspent | NHS nurses in England will from this month see their salaries increased by one percent, as recommendations from the Government’s annual review of pay become effective.