A former chief executive of Imperial College Healthcare Trust has been appointed as chair at one of the country’s most troubled trusts.
Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.
Contingency plans are in operation across 14 NHS trusts after the collapse of construction and facilities management company Carillion.
An acute trust has commissioned an external review of its operating theatres following a string of never events, all of which caused harm to patients.
Kent and Medway is hoping to become the first area to offer patients thrombectomy outside a neuroscience centre as part of a wider shake-up of stroke services, HSJ has learned.
The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.
NHS regulators have set out next steps in their efforts to help trusts buy out private finance initiative contracts which have “absolutely ridiculous” profit margins.
Collaboration gives “the advantages of scale that come with merger and acquisition without the downsides”
The latest NHS bed occupancy figures are the highest ever recorded for a third quarter since quarterly data collections began in 2010, providing a further sign of the system’s capacity challenges.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Several NHS trusts which were slated by officials for takeover or management franchise are revealed in a list obtained by HSJ, which regulators sought to keep secret for 18 months.
A trust has said it has no plans to pull out of its contract for a troubled radiology information system, shortly after its leaders considered terminating the deal early.
Commissioners have revealed the frontrunners to host elective centres in south east London.
The NHS must ensure that informatics’ potential for savings and productivity must be fulfilled quickly
STRUCTURE: Stroke, vascular and emergency medicine services in Kent and Medway are likely to see major reconfiguration, one of the area’s leading chief executives has told HSJ.
COMMERCIAL: Kent clinical commissioning groups have won a legal bid to lift the suspension of a contract they awarded to Virgin Care.