The importance of NHS staff was underlined during the pandemic, but many were strained like never before – here is a rundown of HSJ’s most read workforce stories for this year
Several NHS trusts are offering a ‘treatment’ for birth trauma which uses a technique which lies outside national guidelines and which is criticised by specialists as potentially causing ‘more harm than good’.
The development of strategy over a local health economy will be much more coherent if provider led, says Peter Carter
New areas have emerged as hotspots for excess deaths during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new analysis of care home statistics by HSJ.
There is significant variation in ambulance response times to patients with serious conditions such as suspected strokes or heart attacks, which is not fully explained by how rural an area is, an HSJ analysis has revealed.
NHS providers were given 40 official warnings because regulators believed they were failing to protect staff from violence, injury and hazardous substances in the past two years, HSJ can reveal.
A major London trust will take over a “dilapidated” cancer centre, with the trust running it ceding management following heavy criticism.
Leadership behaviour from the “very top of the NHS” has led to an increase in bullying, according to an official strategy document produced by an acute trust.
Around two-thirds of NHS providers were found to be breaking laws aimed at protecting staff from violence and aggression, when inspected by the Health and Safety Executive, information released to HSJ reveals.
A health system in the east of England is looking for a new leader, which will be the fifth appointment to the post since 2016.
NHS England will review a Hertfordshire cancer centre amid concerns over the services’ “long-term sustainability”.
Three trusts’ pathology services look likely to be outsourced in an STP-wide procurement process.
NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy.
Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by commissioning correspondent, Sharon Brennan.
Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.
The waiting list isn’t shrinking much this autumn. So there is little chance of holding the waiting list steady in 2018-19, as the planning guidance intended. By Rob Findlay
A former health minister has been appointed as the chair of a Home Counties sustainability and transformation partnership.
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.
Fifteen NHS trusts have transferred their clinical waste management contracts to another provider, after it emerged a key supplier to the NHS was stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste.