The NHS provider sector has plunged further into the red, the latest figures from Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority show
The Care Quality Commission’s struggle to employ enough staff to inspect all acute trusts by the end of next year has been flagged up as a “key risk” by its chief executive.
Health leaders and patient advocates have welcomed the findings of the HSJ/Serco commission while warning that frail older people were not well managed by “fragmented” healthcare regimes.
A lack of leadership is limiting the ability of hospitals to provide “best in class care” to elderly patients, with too much variation across providers according to the HSJ Commission on Hospital Care for Frail Older People.
Political leaders’ belief that health and social care integration is the “silver bullet” for the NHS’s financial difficulties is a “myth” and “Messiah concept” that has no realistic prospect of success.
The foundation trust model must be updated to prevent a hospital centred approach which could “perpetuates silos”, shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has said.
The NHS’s only privately run hospital, Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust, could lose core services such as its accident and emergency department despite earlier assurances that franchising the hospital would protect it from such a move.
The national rate of delayed transfers of care has soared to its highest ever level, threatening the better care fund’s ambition to cut costs by improving the transfer of patients from hospital to other care settings.
Hospitals are to receive an extra £300m in government cash in a bid to arrest further decline in A&E performance over the winter
Three further trusts have imposed controversial curbs on patient access to services by restricting referrals from outside of their catchment areas
The chief executive of a large Midlands hospital trust has announced he is stepping down
Emergency and acute services in some areas could increasingly be supported by up-skilled GPs, working across hospital and community settings, NHS England’s deputy medical director has said
Primary care has only reached the ‘foothills’ of transformation, Mike Bewick has said during an interview in which he predicts a “steeper fall” in the number of individual GP practices
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Government bailouts for financially troubled hospitals have come under fire in a report laying bare the deteriorating financial state of the NHS
The government’s drive to help hospitals clear their backlog of patients waiting more than 18 weeks for treatment has started to pay off, figures from NHS England indicate
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