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.
A clinical commissioning group has called bullying allegations from one of its contractors “wholly incorrect” — and pointed out they were made after the possibility of a performance warning was raised.
A rural trust is rowing back on hiring locum doctors with General Medical Council restrictions, after a non-executive director questioned the “high number” of such staff being employed.
The full extent of the increased pressure on a struggling city hospital after the downgrading of a neighbour’s emergency department has finally been revealed.
Two counties have six of the 10 worst performing areas for having lung cancer picked up in A&E, new data reveals.
Glen Garrod makes a case for implementing integrated personal budgets for patients with funding from health and social care to ensure an “integrated experience”
A Lincolnshire trust is predicting it will spend £32m on agency staff by the end of the year due to a high vacancy rate and staff turnover.
The Care Quality Commission could take action against an NHS trust after a coroner exposed its poor handling of a patient death and failure to follow duty of candour rules.
Executives at an NHS trust have told the Care Quality Commission they are ”consumed by operational issues” with the regulator recommeding it remain in special measures.
More older patients are waiting too long in hospital before treatment for painful and crippling hip fractures, new data reveals, potentially undermining “compassion and dignity” for patients.
North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group chief officer Liane Langdon is stepping down from the role.
Commissioners in Lincolnshire have told GPs they will need to hold back transformation funding for 2017-18 in response to a flagship national savings programme.
The chief officer of an outstanding rated clinical commissioning group has been appointed turnaround director of a neighbouring CCG given legal directions.
The chief executive of a London acute trust has agreed to head a troubled sustainability and transformation partnership.
A provider in both financial and quality special measures has been given a “buddy” trust by NHS Improvement to improve its position.
A former regional adviser for the Care Quality Commission has been appointed executive medical director at a community and mental health trust.
A chief executive due to retire from a London acute trust next month has been asked to lead a troubled sustainability and transformation partnership.
Three clinical commissioning groups has been given legal directions from NHS England amid ongoing financial difficulties, including one CCG involved in a major merger.
A trust in special measures has appointed a former University College London Hospitals boss and private sector consultant as its new chief executive.
A special measures trust is to centralise urology and ear, nose and throat services because of “immediate workforce safety concerns”.