The Care Quality Commission board has raised concerns over the performance of the organisation in responding to safeguarding information and taking action against persistently non-compliant providers.
There is ‘very patchy’ management of volunteer schemes in trusts and the law should be changed so that all staff and volunteers in contact with patients should be given a barring list check, the authors of an investigation into Jimmy Savile’s historic sexual abuse have said.
PERFORMANCE: A trust near the English/Welsh border is investigating why Welsh patients wait significantly longer than English one for treatment.
One of the NHS technology community’s leading experts is building a new system to integrate the health service’s myriad patient record systems, and he plans to give it to the NHS for free.
Care for people diagnosed with dementia is ‘inadequate and still not fit for purpose’, three years after the government launched its dementia challenge, a new report for the Alzheimer’s Society has said.
Providers will be given just a fortnight to decide whether to sign up to a new set of ‘voluntary’ prices for the coming year, with concessions made expected to cost commissioners up to £500m.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre will suspend the collection of the secondary uses service data for nearly two weeks as part of a process to bring collection of the vital NHS dataset in-house.
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Government focus has moved from accident and emergency performance to the NHS’s 3.2 million elective waiting list, senior trust sector sources have told HSJ.
Trusts have gone beyond the government target to treat 100,000 extra patients waiting over 16 weeks for treatment.
The proposed merger between two trusts in Surrey has hit a stumbling block after the Competition and Markets Authority said the merger could have ‘adverse effects’ for patients and it has launched an investigation.
A number of acute trusts are considering launching an official complaint against their local clinical commissioning groups because of the way in which they have spent money designed to reduce emergency admissions.
COMMUNITY SERVICES: Pharmacists in the North East may be expected to expand their role to help reduce hospital admissions and identify more patients with previously undiagnosed long term conditions, commissioners have said.
STRUCTURE: Health and care organisations have agreed to pool £260m to redesign and commission services together in their application to become a “vanguard site” for the new models of care outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View.
Five accident and emergency consultants have resigned from a troubled West Midlands acute trust across two hospitals, including all four consultants from one department.
University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust has launched a partnership with local GP surgery Nantwich Health Centre for plastic surgery, gynaecology and neurology patients in south Cheshire.
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