NHS trusts spend £3.2bn a year on corporate services such as HR, finance, legal and payroll, NHS Improvement figures reveal | Doctors could be forced to work in the UK for at least five years after completing their training | Devon hospital faces a £20m deficit as social care ‘crisis’ bites.

The BMA has urged the government to increase health spending by £10bn a year | Acute trusts will only have to hit A&E performance targets for in order to unlock vital sustainability and transformation funding | The latest NHS staff survey data has revealed an apparent rise in workplace satisfaction among NHS staff.

New measures have been proposed by NHSI to reduce locum spend by £150m over the next 12 months | GP leaders in London have secured an assurance role that could help shield practices from destabilisation | Plans to cut the number of major hospitals in South West London from five to four are only workable [...]

The NHS provider sector has generated a year-to-date deficit of £886m, with the sector forecasting a year-end deficit of £873m, show figures published by NHS Improvement | NHS proposals to save £200m in Oxfordshire have been criticised by a council for lacking information | A £95m package to support a range of education and training [...]

Stand-in doctors are ripping off cash-strapped hospitals by demanding fees of up to £4,000 a day, an NHS watchdog has said | CCGs' deficit forecast rockets by £180m with the projected overspend by clinical commissioning groups in England almost doubling in the last three months | NHS hospitals and GP surgeries in England and Wales [...]