Two trusts mired in controversy over quality and governance issues have paused their planned merger, HSJ has learned.
An acute trust’s HR director is leaving after a restructure of more than 130 staff prompted complaints of unfair treatment and scrutiny from a regulator, HSJ can reveal.
The long-serving chief executive of a community and mental health trust has resigned, amid official reviews into allegations of multiple financial and governance failings, HSJ has learned.
Seven trusts will receive £6m each over the next three years in the second phase of Matt Hancock’s plan to improve IT infrastructure in the health service.
The Care Quality Commission has ordered immediate improvements to a trust after it reported six never events inside eight months.
Hospital chiefs in the South West have warned the region will not avoid the extreme pressures felt by other parts of the NHS, amid rapidly rising numbers of covid-19 inpatients.
As we get ready to say goodbye to 2020, HSJ takes a look back at the 10 most read mental health stories of the year.
Emergency care leaders are warning it will take up to six more months to determine whether pilots of a radical change to accident and emergency are working, even though it is due to go live nationally next week, HSJ has learned.
An acute trust’s record of eight never events in the last six months has raised concerns that quality standards have slipped since it was taken out of special measures.
The development of the integrated care agenda will see more mental health providers merging with acute trusts, an experienced chief executive has forecast.
Emergency departments across England are suffering ‘dangerous’ overcrowding comparable with pre-covid levels - and are struggling to maintain social distancing.
Ministers have given the green light for NHS England and Improvement to consult before December on a proposed new basket of metrics to replace the four-hour accident and emergency target.
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Pilots for a new urgent care model requiring walk-in patients to book slots in emergency departments are expected to be rolled out in at least one site in every health system in the coming weeks, HSJ has learned.
NHS England plans to introduce a “call before you walk” model for accident and emergency by winter, HSJ has been told.
The widespread adoption of barcoding by the NHS is needed to meet the challenge posed by the Cumberlege patient safety review, according to NHS England chair Lord David Prior.
These are some of the serious findings of external reviews of NHS services from recent years, previously unpublished but now released to HSJ.
A rural health economy is establishing a single staff bank which all NHS and care home organisations in its patch can access.
The NHS has been told to increase its covid-19 swab testing capacity again by at least double, HSJ has learned, including via efforts to expand rapid-turnaround tests.
A sustainability and transformation partnership has agreed an “incredibly challenging” ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030 ahead of declaring a “climate emergency”.