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.
The health service could save £28m by introducing a “joined up approach” to diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss and dementia, a charity has said.
Foundation trust regulator Monitor should “make allowances” for aspirant community foundation trusts and consider adjusting its assessment framework accordingly, according to the author of a confidential review the sector’s future commissioned by the Department of Health.
The consequences of the Francis inquiry into the Mid Staffordshire care scandal have pushed back the process of getting all NHS providers to foundation trust status by two years, David Flory has told HSJ.
Caring for patients in the community and their own homes and saving hospitals for the seriously ill and those needing complicated operations could be the way forward for the NHS, a report has claimed.
Aspirant community foundation trusts plan to lobby for changes to the NHS finance system to prevent activity being driven into acute hospitals.
Health minister Lord Howe has defended the government’s regulations on competition, which have been criticised after being laid before Parliament.
The NHS in Sheffield is expected to agree a step-up in investment in community services and a new risk sharing deal as part of a citywide programme aimed at reforming urgent care.
NHS Surrey has yet to quantify the total cost or risk of transferring its community services to Virgin Care, a deal which went live last April, it has emerged.
The former council chief heading the sector’s efforts to improve living arrangements for people with learning disabilities has described the drive as a “seminal moment” in health and care services.
Care for older people needs a fundamental shift towards caring for them in the community rather than hospitals that are “very bad places”, the chief executive of the NHS Commissioning Board has said.
One of the biggest private sector lenders to NHS infrastructure projects is in discussions with the Department of Health over fears its investments are threatened by the abolition of primary care trusts, HSJ has learned.
The chair of the health select committee has described it as “extraordinary” the Care Quality Commission is still not clear about its core purpose, five years after it was set up.
Integrated health and social care teams are expected to in place across Kent by April, as part of an ambitious county-wide plan to better coordinate services for patients with long-term conditions.
The new chair of the NHS Confederation has said the future of clinical commissioning groups depends on whether they can succeed in pushing through service change.
This week we examine the reconfiguration of hospital services across the south east Midlands to ensure services remain viable as demand rises
The Department of Health has returned nearly £3bn of its funding to the Treasury over the past two years, despite facing its tightest financial settlement for five decades.
The “vast majority” of GPs with shares in local Virgin Care provider companies have agreed to resign their financial stakes to remove potential conflicts of interest.
There have been six months of continuous reductions in the proportion of patients avoidably harmed under NHS care, latest data shows.
Outsourcer MITIE Group has entered the healthcare market by acquiring home care services provider Enara Group for £110.8m, the company has announced.
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