Issue : 23 June 2011
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Four hour A&E performance standard retainedSubscription
Trusts will keep being performance managed against the four hour accident and emergency standard in a bid to maintain “grip” on waiting times. The move comes after the government signalled a relaxing of the timescale for the transition to a new monitoring system.
Review children's heart unit closures, MPs toldSubscription
Plans to close specialist heart surgery units for children should be reconsidered and other options looked at, MPs have been told.
WORKFORCE: The trust’s corporate and foundation trust development director has left to take up an advisory post at a legal firm.
If the full potential of GP commissioning is to be realised, commissioners must understand, embrace and harness transformational technologies at the earliest opportunity, says NHS North West director of commissioning development Joe Rafferty.
Public lose trust in Conservatives on healthSubscription
Labour has almost doubled its poll lead over the Conservatives on health since the general election campaign in the face of concern over rising waiting times and falling standards, according to a survey by Ipsos MORI.
The latest in HSJ’s series of interactive online simulations allow users to test their ideas for improving operating theatre management, stroke care and more
'Dangerous' management cost cuts must be revisedSubscription
There are growing calls for NHS management cost savings targets to be revised in light of changes to the reforms and amid fears the cuts are becoming “dangerous”.
What does the full force of insolvency law mean for foundation trusts? Dickinson Dees partner in public services Tim Care looks at some of the challenges that come with new freedoms.
A year ago, City Health Care Partnership became the first social enterprise to ‘go live’ through the right-to-request scheme. On its first anniversary, chief executive Andrew Burnell reports on how they are getting on.
Despite the need for better technology to improve processes in the NHS, hospital IT departments are having to contend with decreasing budgets. Liverpool Women’s and Alder Hey Children foundation trusts’ chief information officer Dr Zafar Chaudry introduces some new technology methods that could help meet tougher targets.