Price caps on the hourly rate the NHS can pay agency nurses may not take effect until December, after regulators received more than 100 responses to a consultation on the controversial plans.
Almost 4,000 people detained under the Mental Health Act are still being forced to stay in police cells rather than a hospital, despite a 54 per cent fall over the last three years.
A national review of the quality of care for seriously ill children is being launched by the Care Quality Commission following the death of a baby more than a decade ago.
A series of recommendations have been set out by a major review of primary care workforce commissioned by Health Education England.
The practice of sending mental health patients up to hundreds of miles from home for a bed should be stopped because of the risk of suicide, a national inquiry has warned.
A perceived crisis in the availability of mental health beds is actually caused by delayed patient discharges, according to an inquiry chaired by Lord Crisp.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence will publish recommended nurse staffing levels for accident and emergency departments despite being asked by NHS England to drop the work, HSJ can reveal.
The NHS will not be able to afford many new drugs and treatments in the next few years because it is prioritising out of hospital care, a senior NHS England director has warned.
NHS England has said urgent and emergency care networks should be set up across the country to set and monitor standards of care and ‘designate urgent care facilities’.
Plans to give allied health professionals the ability to prescribe medicines without the input of a doctor will help the NHS develop new models of care, an NHS England official has said.
Experts have warned that patients could end up waiting longer for treatment as acute trusts try to tackle an expected overall deficit of more than £2bn this year.
Providers of health visiting services fear they could face funding cuts after the government said it would reduce councils’ public health budgets by £200m.
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has said the NHS will take collective action to tackle the high cost of agency spending in the NHS.
The foundation trust sector must be more collaborative in order to make the most of a restrictive financial environment, the chief executive of the country’s newest FT has said.
Private provider Care UK has sold its learning disabilities services to Lifeways, an independent provider of specialist care.
Part of NHS England’s £200m transformation fund will be spent on ‘dowries’ for councils taking over responsibility for the care of some people with learning disabilities and autism, HSJ has learned.
All 172 of Plymouth City Council’s social workers are now employed by Plymouth Community Healthcare
Virgin Care has been awarded a £280m, seven-year prime provider contract to manage services in East Staffordshire, HSJ can reveal.
A number of trusts were told to reduce the number of medically fit patients who were delayed in being discharged from hospital by 50 per cent in a month, HSJ has learned.
NHS and local government leaders have this morning announced plans to join up health and social care budgets for Manchester worth £6bn, but insisted the deal is not a ‘town hall takeover’ of health services.
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