Exclusive: Monitor’s chief executive will today warn that foundation trusts could see their freedoms ‘completely eroded’ if they do not do better to reduce a sector-wide deficit projected to reach £1bn in 2015-16.
The government is considering changing the duty of candour law just three months after it came into effect, following a threat of judicial review by a patient charity, HSJ can reveal.
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The penalty imposed on providers who breach the remaining elective waiting time target is to be increased, regulators have told all NHS providers and clinical commissioning groups.
NHS England has said urgent and emergency care networks should be set up across the country to set and monitor standards of care and ‘designate urgent care facilities’.
A trust in special measures believes regulatory intervention has made it harder to improve patient care, the minutes of a high level ministerial meeting reveal.
Sarah-Jane Marsh is to be appointed chief executive officer of Birmingham Women’s Hospital Foundation Trust, a role she will take on in addition to her current job in charge of Birmingham Children’s Hospital FT.
Plans to give allied health professionals the ability to prescribe medicines without the input of a doctor will help the NHS develop new models of care, an NHS England official has said.
PERFORMANCE: Hospital inspectors have expressed ‘urgent concern’ at the risk to patients arriving by ambulance at Portsmouth Hospitals Trust’s main emergency department where they saw severe overcrowding.
The Department of Health issued £874m in bailouts to trusts in 2014-15, HSJ can reveal.
Experts have warned that patients could end up waiting longer for treatment as acute trusts try to tackle an expected overall deficit of more than £2bn this year.
As many medical consultants as GPs should sit on the governing bodies of their local clinical commissioning groups, a member on HSJ’s Future of NHS Leadership inquiry has said.
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PERFORMANCE: Barts Health Trust has revealed it will take 18 months to sort out problems with its waiting times data.
Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority are to work much more closely together and under a single leader, with a new chief executive due to be appointed by the end of the summer.
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