Outsourcing giant Serco has asked NHS organisations for help filling vacancies at Suffolk Community Healthcare amid concerns over its performance.
Intermediate care is under pressure with demand outstripping capacity, according to a national audit by a group of leading healthcare organisations.
Community services trusts are starting work on a national programme to develop indicators to benchmark their performance and value, which could potentially underpin a tariff payment system for the sector, HSJ can reveal.
Council chief executives fear they will be prevented from taking responsibility for infant public health amid Whitehall concern they would not implement a flagship coalition pledge to boost health visitor numbers by 4,200.
Older people with hearing loss are more than twice as likely to develop depression compared with those without the condition, a charity has revealed.
The Department of Health has announced it will give all recipients of continuing healthcare the right to have a personal budget, enabling them to commission their own packages of care.
Monitor has decided not to grant foundation trust status to any further NHS trusts until it can receive “robust assurance” from the Care Quality Commission that the applicants are providing good quality care, the health sector regulator will announce later today.
Leading physiotherapists have issued a list of recommendations they believe should be implemented to improve care for NHS patients.
Plans to scrap discounts on clinical negligence premiums will not lead to “big swings in price”, the chief executive of the NHS Litigation Authority has told HSJ.
The current leadership of the NHS should take “complete” responsibility for the culture of fear that led to the care failings at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust, the outgoing chief executive of the Health Foundation has told HSJ.
The UK has become the first country in the world to allow physiotherapists and podiatrists to prescribe drugs to their patients.
The Department of Health’s two property companies are beginning a programme of joint working and are set to merge in two years’ time, HSJ has learned.
Almost two thirds of NHS in-house mental health providers now also provide non-mental health services, a survey shared with HSJ reveals.
The NHS faces financial ruin and is no longer sustainable in its current form, a collective of leading medical, leadership and patient organisations has warned.
Forty-two of the 101 NHS providers yet to become foundation trusts will either not do so in their present form, or will breach the current government’s previous authorisation deadline of April 2014.
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.
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