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.
A new set of standards for NHS managers, non-executives and GP leaders will put “care, compassion and respect for patients” at the heart of leadership in the health service, the health secretary has said.
The Monitor board has appointed interim chief executive David Bennett to the permanent role at the foundation trust regulator.
There is only a one in five chance of NHS 111 saving the NHS money on urgent and emergency care and a likelihood it will drive up demand for ambulance services, an evaluation has found.
Care and Support Bill may require CCGs to pool budgets with local authorities
Details have emerged of the plans of many of the 39 bodies that have written to South London Healthcare Trust’s special administrator to express an interest in running trust services.
More than half of the community trusts hoping to achieve foundation status have had their authorisation applications delayed, HSJ analysis reveals.
Dame Jo Williams has denied that she decided to resign as CQC chair as a result of difficulties in her relationship with a board member.
A £145m-turnover district general hospital is the latest to concede it cannot become a foundation trust on its own and look for a merger partner.
Andrew Lansley has been sacked as health secretary and replaced by Jeremy Hunt, sparking concern about delays to critical NHS service change plans.
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