Health secretary Matt Hancock has said the NHS must stop responding to perceived service or project failures by firing NHS trust chief executives.
An investigation has revealed some of the highest interim manager payments by NHS trusts, including a chief operating officer who cost his trust the equivalent of £700,000 per year.
NHS providers must submit a business case to show setting up a wholly owned subsidiary company yields value beyond VAT savings, under new proposals from NHS Improvement.
Day surgery and outpatient clinics could largely move out of Canterbury if a proposal to site an emergency and specialist hospital in the city go ahead.
A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.
Two NHS trusts are planning to continue with developments of their subsidiary companies – saying a national “pause” does not apply to them.
Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe outlines how NHS trusts use wholly owned subsidiaries to gain tax exemptions at the cost of employees who are left in the lurch
NHS trusts looking to create wholly owned subsidiary companies to secure VAT savings risk facing action by union members with strike action already planned at one trust.
Key estates staff at an acute trust are to strike over plans to transfer their jobs into a subsidiary company.
A chief executive who left his hospital job a year ago as part of a government performance crackdown has been appointed to lead a London trust.
A Kent trust is moving elective work and creating two new theatres in an attempt to avoid cancelling operations this winter.
Commissioners are relaunching a stalled effort to find a single provider for the abdominal aortic aneurysm screening programme in south London and parts of Surrey.
Four CCGs placed into special measures by NHS England won’t be able to solve all the area’s problems until a decision is made on a reconfiguration of acute and specialist services, the accountable officer has warned.
A hospital trust is considering hiring more nurse specialists after being flagged as an outlier for lung cancer treatment.
Trust boards must recognise backlogs of unreported radiology images as “a potential key risk” and take action immediately, the chief inspector of hospitals has warned.
Acute trusts across Kent have agreed to create a joint venture to deliver a single pathology service for the county, despite years of work, developing two services in the county.
The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch will not achieve national coverage of maternity incidents until March next year, it has told HSJ.
East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust is considering centralising its elective orthopaedic services to help it better cope with next winter.
The number of patients waiting a year or more for elective treatment has risen by 75 per cent year-on-year, NHS Improvement data confirms.