Teaching hospitals are continuing to refuse ‘out of area’ referrals in defiance of new rules from NHS England.
New training standards for healthcare assistants should be made mandatory as part of a journey towards ‘inevitable’ full registration of the care workforce, the author of the Cavendish review has said.
More than 50 pilot sites will take part in a national trial of clinical pharmacists in accident and emergency departments.
PERFORMANCE: Care Quality Commission inspectors have returned to East Sussex Healthcare Trust just two days before the regulator is due to publish a report into the trust.
NHS England and Monitor are facing calls to exempt ‘vanguard’ areas from requirements to tender services, amid fears that procurement processes could undermine efforts to establish integrated primary, community and acute care models.
All 32 London clinical commissioning groups and NHS England’s London arm have set out plans to drive the improvements called for by the NHS Five Year Forward View and the London Health Commission.
Whipps Cross University Hospital is by one measure, the poorest hospital to be rated by the Care Quality Commission to date.
Penalties for breaching referral to treatment targets have been toughened up to try to bring down waiting lists, in the final standard contract issued by NHS England, but sanctions for accident and emergency and elective treatment breaches have been reduced.
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A shortage of training places for orthopaedic surgeons must be addressed as demand for hip and knee replacement surgery continues to rise, the Royal College of Surgeons has said.
There were fewer elective patients treated in January compared to the previous year, according to the latest data from NHS England.
NHS England offered a group of trusts access to a £124m fund on the condition they dropped their opposition to its latest tariff offer, HSJ can reveal.
Allegations of bullying and harassment at a troubled West Midlands hospitals trust will be investigated by an independent review commissioned by the NHS Trust Development Authority.
England’s most powerful acute trusts are absent from the new care model “vanguard” sites revealed today by NHS England, but will take part in a forthcoming project on how they can work with small hospitals, HSJ has been told.
The vast majority of NHS providers have accepted NHS England and Monitor’s offer of a ‘voluntary’ tariff for 2015-16, it has been announced, but the country’s biggest teaching hospital trusts have rejected the deal.
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