Acute trusts must say whether they accept local forecasts for cutting emergency admissions under better care fund
A reorganisation of specialist cancer and cardiac treatment across north east London and West Essex that will see two major hospitals host one specialism each was given the green light by commissioners last week.
More than a third of CCGs have no plans to retender their community services, an HSJ investigation has revealed.
A group of just 19 acute trusts were paid almost half of NHS England’s £11.2bn budget for acute specialised services in 2013-14, exclusive analysis by HSJ revealed.
Better care fund cash will be used to compensate acute hospitals when local integration initiatives fail to reduce emergency admissions
A whistleblowing nurse has been awarded £80,000 by an employment tribunal that found she was unfairly dismissed after raising patient safety concerns
Voters fear the principle of free healthcare is in danger and that the NHS is threatened by the private sector, an HSJ/FTI Consulting survey has found
The share of NHS community health service funding going to private providers has sharply increased in recent years, a new study reveals.
Monitor has launched an investigation into clinical commissioning groups’ intentions for the £10bn community services sector, HSJ has learned.
Small hospitals should continue to play an “important role” in the NHS, Monitor has indicated after a new study found “no evidence” of poorer quality clinical performance when compared with larger providers.
Two healthcare chiefs with experience in the non-acute sector have joined the Dalton review panel
Plans by clinical commissioning groups to jointly procure NHS 111 and out of hours hotlines have sparked concerns that smaller providers could be squeezed out of the market.
Exclusive: The recent and continuing surge in new NHS posts for nursing and other frontline roles has been welcomed by health minister Dan Poulter as the “right thing to do” in response to the Mid-Staffordshire scandal.
A lack of secure inpatient NHS beds has driven a £21m overspend in NHS England’s budget for independent sector mental health providers. HSJ analysis reveals the organisation overspent £21m on independent mental health providers, 5 per cent more than its planned spending on this sector.
Embattled outsourcer Serco has estimated it will rack up losses of nearly £18m on three flagship NHS contracts in the coming years, the company has told investors.
Labour has accused the government of ‘vandalism’ by destroying NHS Direct, which formally closed on March 31.
A judge who specialises in analysing issues relating to vulnerable people says assaults and serious incidents will occur at care homes and psychiatric units which house mentally-ill residents.
Providers will need to invest “significant” time in ensuring frontline staff can deliver the plans to improve patient safety which were announced by the health secretary last week, HSJ has been told.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt is expected to use a major speech in the US today to launch a “patient safety movement” aimed at halving rates of avoidable harm in the NHS over the next three years.
All junior doctors in England will be forced to undertake at least four months’ community placement during their first two years in the NHS, to better prepare them for the future of service delivery, it has been announced.
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