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.
Eight midwives who worked for the foundation trust at the centre of an inquiry into infant and maternal deaths could face disciplinary action
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has hailed the health service for “rising magnificently” to the challenges presented in the Francis report into care failings in Mid Staffordshire two years ago.
The Care Quality Commission has been strongly criticised by its own board after admitting to making thousands of errors in its handling of safeguarding worries.
A former commissioning support unit boss has been appointed NHS England’s regional director for the south
New guidance that demands doctors and nurses are open about their mistakes does not include an explicit warning against staff obstructing or bullying their colleagues, sparking concern from campaigners.
NHS England’s drive to boost the representation of ethnic minorities in senior positions will be followed by an equalities push on disability, sexual orientation and gender, its head of equality has said
A psychologist who claimed she faced detriment at the hands of an NHS trust after whistleblowing about patient care has lost her case.
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
Clinicians, managers, patient advocates and diversity champions are among the names on HSJ’s second BME Pioneers list
Hospital trusts ‘need’ chief information officers on their boards and should treat IT as a leadership function instead of a back office one, Will Cavendish has said
The numbers of nursing staff employed in NHS hospitals has dipped for the second month in a row for the first time since the start of the “Francis effect” on nurse recruitment
Ministers have taken the first step towards imposing a contract deal on medical consultants and junior doctors
Most NHS senior human resources directors would support the imposition of national employment contracts on medical staff, an HSJ survey has found
NHS staff should be awarded a pay rise in line with inflation beyond 2015-16, according to a poll of HR managers by HSJ
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