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The chair and other non-executive directors of a social enterprise providing NHS community services have resigned en masse following a row over executive pay, HSJ has learned.
Care Quality Commission chief executive David Behan is replacing his entire entire executive director team, including the hiring of a “director of change” who was overseeing the introduction of universal credits, HSJ has learned.
David Flory has said the current NHS reforms have prompted the greatest loss of management experience of any health service reorganisation he has seen in his career.
Nursing leaders have said they will take action following criticism by Robert Francis QC that they have not done enough to respond to his public inquiry report.
Health minister Lord Howe has said he is “nervous” about the proposal by Robert Francis QC for individual healthcare staff to be liable for criminal sanctions.
Rotherham Foundation Trust is planning to save £5m from its “corporate overheads” as it battles to deliver £50m cost cuts in the next three years.
PERFORMANCE: Patients at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust are getting better, safer care thanks to an initiative to improve the training and supervision of junior medical staff, especially at weekends.
WORKFORCE: University Hospitals of Leicester has appointed Richard Mitchell as chief operating officer.
Hospital trusts are disproportionately targeting non-pay costs and seeking extra income as they embark on a £2.4bn savings drive in 2013-14, an exclusive HSJ analysis reveals.
Hundreds of senior NHS managers will be taught how to be “more inclusive, compassionate and caring” as part of the response to the Francis inquiry.
Junior doctors have poor knowledge about health politics and NHS reforms, research suggests.
Almost three in 10 junior doctors are stretched so thin that they do not have time to deliver quality patient care, a poll suggests.
More than 10,000 NHS staff have been made redundant in the past three financial years as a result of the government’s commissioning reforms, according to official figures published today.
One in 10 posts at NHS England was unfilled as the organisation took its full powers, despite an “intensive recruitment programme”, board papers show.
There is a six fold variation in the amount of time medical directors spend on their board duties, new research into leadership has found.
CLINICAL RESEARCH: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Imperial College London have appointed a director of research to their Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC).
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