The chair of a large teaching hospital has resigned in protest after claiming the NHS Trust Development Authority had pre-judged the results of a Care Quality Commission inspection, HSJ can reveal.
Clinical commissioning groups have received guidance to “encourage and support” them to deliver parity of esteem for mental health services, Sir David Nicholson has said.
NHS organisations are not being checked to see whether they are adhering to “best practice” guidance issued by health regulators, a charity has warned.
Care minister Norman Lamb has backed moves to legalise “assisted dying”.
It is a “scandal” that one in three cystic fibrosis sufferers who are waiting for donated lungs die while on the transplant list, a charity has warned.
Monitor has launched an investigation into the governance of prestigious cancer specialist, the Christie Foundation Trust, the watchdog announced this evening.
Budget-squeezed health and care provision for a rapidly ageing population needs to change urgently, a leading health charity has warned.
NHS providers will be required to tell patients about all but the very least serious patient safety incidents under the new statutory duty of candour, if the recommendations of a government commissioned review are adopted into law.
The Care Quality Commission has published its ratings of three hospital trusts, the first to receive judgements under its new inspection regime.
HSJ analysis has given the most detailed picture so far of the make-up of clinical senates, revealing the extent of large acute trusts’ influence over the advisory bodies.
Specialist emergency care doctors should be paid more to work in struggling hospitals, MPs have suggested.
The doctor who blew the whistle on care failings in the Baby P scandal has demanded an independent investigation into claims of bullying, intimidation and dismissal of whistleblowers at a prestigious cancer specialist trust.
An NHS whistleblower could be sacked for raising concerns that a hospital was fiddling its death rates - bringing into question promises made by ministers to protect those who speak out in the public interest.
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The NHS in Scotland is coping “much better” with winter pressures than it did last year, Scottish health secretary Alex Neil said.
There has been a drop in the percentage of women being screened for breast cancer, NHS figures show.
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