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In the future NHS, where different organisations work collaboratively with a sense of shared purpose, how does performance management fit in?
Serious concerns have been raised about the Care Quality Commission’s handling of fit and proper person regulations after a complaint against a chief executive left one trust facing a bill of £200,000 for an independent investigation, HSJ can reveal.
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The outgoing chief executive of regulator Monitor has accused the government of attempting to ‘micromanage’ NHS organisations in a way that damages motivation and creates a ‘dependency mindset’ among leaders.
There is a ‘varied picture’ in the way clinical commissioning groups promote patient choice across the country, the regulator Monitor has said.
The NHS’s longest serving chief executive, who has just marked 50 years in the service, says regulation and unreasonable expectations are making senior leaders’ roles more difficult than at any other point in his career.
The health secretary has said that a hospital chief executive has been assessed as ‘fit and proper’, after regulators considered a series of serious concerns against him.
The professional codes for nurses and doctors are fit for purpose - but further work should be done to provide incentives to ensure all staff are more open, the NHS medical director has reported.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered an immediate review of executive pay at every NHS hospital in England.
A shortage in the supply of senior NHS managers will not prevent the Care Quality Commission from taking action against trusts who employ ‘unfit’ directors, Sir Mike Richards has told HSJ.