The coalition government’s flagship legislation on health was ‘damaging and distracting’, and ‘historians will not be kind in their assessment’ of its record on NHS reform, an influential think tank has claimed.
The chief executive of the NHS Trust Development Authority has said some trusts will not be authorised for at least another four years.
A second district general hospital trust has ruled out being run by a private company under a franchise agreement.
NHS providers are wasting energy pursuing foundation trust status when the model is “not going to work in the future”, Sir David Nicholson has said.
Commissioning support units are engaged in a “ritual dance” to find appropriate partners after NHS England signalled another round of consolidation in the sector.
NHS staff will back further reorganisation of the NHS by a Labour government because their “hearts and minds” are behind the party’s plans for integration of the health and social care systems, shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has said.
The decision to downgrade services at Lewisham Hospital has been quashed in the High Court.
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The Commons health committee has put part of the blame for recent accident and emergency performance on Andrew Lansley’s NHS reforms.
The former NHS London chief executive has said Andrew Lansley damaged patient care by halting the capital’s large-scale service change programme.
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.
HSJ Briefing is our in-depth analysis of key issues facing some of the major NHS health economies. This week we examine the state of the foundation trust pipeline in the wake of the Francis inquiry.
This week’s HSJ Local Briefing looks at the south east London health economy, which is the first to be subject to the failure regime.
Trusts are being asked to re-submit their target dates for attaining foundation status amid new evidence that significant numbers will fail to complete the process by the original deadline.
Andrew Lansley’s former policy adviser has criticised the friends and family patient satisfaction test, saying it is “too narrow and too crude” to be the main focus of the NHS.
A new political party dedicated to opposing the government’s reforms of the NHS has said it will target the seats of high-profile Tories, including prime minister David Cameron, at the next general election.
The government has rejected the use of fixed national targets in its mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board in favour of seeking continuous improvement against the NHS outcomes framework.
For all the talk of easing top-down control of trusts, the mandate mentions some levers that could hit providers.
The head of NHS London has warned the government risks “stifling the ambition” of clinical commissioning groups if it does not find a way to speed up service reconfigurations.
Tendering behaviour is preventing a more diverse provider landscape, Monitor has indicated.
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