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The numbers of qualified nursing staff recruited by the NHS in England has reached record levels, with numbers increasing by more than 3,000 in a single month.
Fines levied on hospitals for missing the accident and emergency waiting target could increase by more than 35 per cent under new rules proposed for the coming financial year, HSJ analysis has found.
Ministers across government are focusing on attempting to cut the rate of delayed transfers of care in a renewed effort to improve accident and emergency performance ahead of the general election.
Ambulance services would take over the running of the non-emergency 111 telephone service under a Labour government, Andy Burnham has revealed.
The government has raided a £240m NHS technology fund to bolster financial support for hospitals struggling with accident and emergency demand this winter, senior sources have told HSJ.
Ambulance services across England are looking overseas to fill gaps in their paramedic workforce as trusts grapple with vacancy rates as high as 25 per cent, HSJ research has found.
Up to a fifth of people attending walk-in centres were diverted from an A&E, according to new research by an academic at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust and its neighbouring clinical commissioning groups have been called to a meeting with NHS England and Monitor because of poor performance against cancer, accident and emergency, elective and diagnostic targets.
Ambulance services in two areas will be given two minutes longer to assess patient need before sending out a response vehicle, under a pilot scheme announced by the health secretary today.
Hospitals should ensure they meet minimum nurse to patient ratios in accident and emergency departments according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
A West Midlands paramedic will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to failing to discharge his duty of care to a man who collapsed and died outside a hospital emergency department in 2012.
Concerns have been raised about ongoing uncertainty over arrangements for emergency dermatology patients at a major teaching hospital, just a month before the service is set to be axed.
A record high of 241 patients waited over 12 hours to be admitted last week, according to the latest figures on accident and emergency performance from NHS England.
PERFORMANCE: University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust had 100 patients waiting over 12 hours in accident and emergency, accounting for more than half of such waiters nationally, figures for the last three months of 2014 reveal.
STRUCTURE: A legal challenge against the transfer of services from Stafford Hospital to the Royal Stoke Hospital has been ruled out in legal advice to the local authority.
WORKFORCE: The finance director of the challenged Barnsley Hospital Foundation Trust has been dismissed for gross misconduct after misstating its accounts.
Hospitals say there is ‘unprecedented’ demand on their emergency services as admissions hit their highest level in 10 years.
New incentives to improve patient safety have been outlined by NHS England. These include advances in seven day services, care of sepsis and acute kidney injury, as well as moves to tackle antibiotic resistance.
A new national advisory board with a system-wide coordination role for workforce issues is to be created, the NHS planning guidance has revealed.
Health economies seeking to be at the forefront of moving to the new models of care set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View have been given six weeks to submit an expression of interest to NHS England
We have compiled a selection of our best commissioning, innovation and leadership articles over the past year, looking at the pressures facing emergency care and how organisations are dealing with it.
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