A Somerset hospital has stopped admitting new patients – including to the accident and emergency department – following a spike in coronavirus cases.
Healthcare leaders should “risk-assess” staff who may be at a greater risk of covid-19, including those from black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds, and make “appropriate arrangements”, NHS England has said.
Eleven hospital trusts are continuing a High Court action against their local authorities, by seeking to appeal a previous ruling that denied them an estimated £1.5bn in backdated business rates.
A mental health trust chief executive has been appointed to the top post at a neighbouring provider.
Local NHS leaders want to move a city’s inpatient mental health ward 23 miles south and replace it with a crisis cafe, under plans to shake up services across the county.
NHS chiefs in Somerset say a merger between the county’s main acute and community and mental health trusts will deliver annual recurrent savings of nearly £20m.
The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.
Paramedics will be able to access the records of mental health service users for the first time as part of a wider scheme that aims to allow clinicians to share care records across the country.
The trusts which will benefit from a share of £2.7bn to rebuild hospitals, or £100m to develop business cases for future schemes, announced by the prime minister today.
Health chiefs have pushed back a merger which would create one of England’s first acute, mental health and community services trusts.
A new government review will aim to stop NHS catering staff feeling “boxed in” and help to “unclip [their] wings”, its chair has told HSJ.
Artificial intelligence will be used to foresee and prevent the onset of life-threatening conditions in NHS hospitals in “substantial pilots” in about 18 months, Google DeepMind’s clinical lead has predicted.
NHS England has announced the 12 trusts which will trial the proposed new elective waiting time standard.
Power and workforce problems led to nearly a third of patients referred for diagnostic tests waiting longer than the six-week target at one acute trust.
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Struggling community teams have resorted to “limiting access” to services for seriously ill patients as investment fails to reach the front line, an official report has claimed.
Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.
NHS trusts in London have criticised proposed changes to the national payment tariff which would cut their income by an estimated £300m.
Two trusts have said they cannot rule out redundancies ahead of a merger which aims to deliver savings up to £50m over five years and more joined up patient care.