Scandal-hit Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust will remain in business until at least October despite the regulator’s desire to dissolve the organisation “as soon as possible”, HSJ can reveal.
WORKFORCE: The NHS’s most indebted trust Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of a new chief executive.
Councillors in Staffordshire have voted to fund legal action against plans to downgrade services at the troubled Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.
Performance against the four hour accident and emergency target did not improve in 2013-14, despite a huge political focus on the issue, as emergency admissions reached record levels, HSJ analysis has found.
Solicitors representing the families of cancer patients who died after potentially avoidable surgical complications have criticised the hospital for refusing to publish a report into the cases.
A women’s hospital trust is considering expanding into the Middle East after being approached by a state seeking to cut its waiting list for fertility treatment, HSJ has learned.
Older people could be suffering in silence because they are less likely to complain when standards slip, even though they use the NHS the most, Health Service Ombudsman Dame Julie Mellor has said.
Rules aimed at ensuring doctors do not work long hours are leading to cancelled operations and clinics for patients, a government-ordered review has found.
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The NHS Trust Development Authority will see its budget grow by two thirds in 2014-15, in the latest indication of the price tag attached to the Department of Health’s new focus on regulation.
Britain’s biggest private healthcare provider has been spared from having to sell off seven hospitals after the new competition watchdog heavily watered down plans to shake up the sector.
The architect of the foundation trust model has called for the scrapping of the NHS Trust Development Authority and the imposition of an all-foundation trust sector.
New NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens will today identify older people’s services, joint working between health and social care, whistleblowing, and medical advances as among his top priorities.
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A tender process for the running of George Eliot Hospital Trust has been abandoned, it was announced today.
Norman Lamb and communities minister Brandon Lewis have jointly written to health and wellbeing board chairs calling for more involvement of providers in plans for the better care fund.
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