A long-serving accountable officer has left her clinical commissioning group to take up a position in the Catholic church.
The leader of a partnership of clinical commissioning groups has added another CCG to her portfolio after replacing a long-serving chief officer who retired this month.
Two counties have six of the 10 worst performing areas for having lung cancer picked up in A&E, new data reveals.
One of England’s largest mental health trusts is reviewing 250 patients who have endured long waits to access one of its flagship services.
A sustainability and transformation partnership chief has revealed he will step down from his position once a successor is found.
An “arbitrary” gap in regulation is preventing NHS care failures, including alleged cover-ups, from being investigated according to senior figures who have led some of the most important NHS safety inquiries of recent years.
Thousands of disabled children who need a wheelchair are still being forced to wait more than four months from the time of their referral to the equipment being delivered, an exclusive HSJ analysis of official data has revealed.
“Unsustainable” spinal services are set to be transferred from a cash strapped acute provider to its tertiary neighbour after three years of uncertainty.
More than 450 patients died from prescriptions made “without medical justification” at a hospital where the use of opioids resulted in an “institutionalised practice of shortening patients’ lives”, an investigation has found.
Certain responsibilities are set to be moved from a struggling clinical commissioning group after it joined a partnership of four other CCGs.
There is a risk of a “loss of momentum” in new care models ahead of a major shift in their funding in the next financial year, the GP lead for two national vanguards has warned.
Areas covered by new care model vanguards saw a fall in the GP referral rate during 2016 and 2017, and very slightly lower growth in emergency admission rates than the rest of England, analysis by HSJ indicates.
Four clinical commissioning groups have appointed a single accountable officer as part of a new partnership to “share expertise and reduce duplication”.
East Berkshire and bordering areas in Hampshire and Surrey have the majority of worst rated GP surgeries in the South, exclusive HSJ analysis has shown.
More than 100 hospital wards across South Central England have been told they must prioritise patients for discharge before 6pm at night.
HSJ analysis has identified the clinical commissioning groups with greatest improvements and biggest declines in patient access to GP services over the last three years, following the annual GP patient survey.
Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell
Three GP leaders of the Hampshire multispeciality community provider vanguard have formally backed Katrina Percy, the under-pressure chief executive of Southern Health Foundation Trust.
WORKFORCE: Ursula Ward, the chief executive of Portsmouth Hospitals Trust, has resigned after leading the trust for 12 years.