Further details of a former chief executive’s controversial pay and rewards package have emerged, including an unusually generous annual leave entitlement and pro-rata salary.
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 foundation trust in the North East has admitted it will miss its financial control total by more than £20m, after failing to meet efficiency plans set at the start of the year.
A combined local authority in the north east is seeking a Greater Manchester style devolution of powers over health and social care, in a bid to “reintroduce” services to one part of the region.
NHS England has approved a first tranche of clinical commissioning group mergers for April 2020, but has declined to say which ones.
Several senior staff at clinical commissioning groups have left with payments above the £160,000 cap as their redundancy payoffs are being topped off with payments in lieu.
A chief executive who sent a shock resignation letter to staff earlier this month received overtime pay of around £53,000 last year.
South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust’s chief executive has announced her resignation in a blistering email to trust staff, saying the personal cost of being an NHS CEO is too high and “life is just too short”.
Just two regions account for nine of the 10 worst performing clinical commissioning groups for late detection of cancer, according to official data.
Five clinical commissioning groups in the north east of England are considering mergers to cut running costs, HSJ has learned.
Sixty-three clinical commissioning groups have seen their overall performance ratings change over the past year, according to NHS England’s latest assessment framework.
To build a workforce and culture fit for the future, the NHS needs to let go of its “looking upwards” tendency and build its leadership culture ground-up from the frontline, says Halima Khan
Conexus Healthcare, a GP federation in the West Wakefield area, won the 2018 HSJ Award for community or primary care services redesign (North/Midlands/East) for its national consultancy and training programme. Alison Moore reports
An accident and emergency department is to be temporarily downgraded to a 24/7 urgent treatment centre because of patient safety fears.
In West Wakefield, calling a GP surgery involves a conversation which goes far beyond exploring when a doctor might next be available. In 2014, the area pioneered the care navigator role – giving receptionists the skills and information to advise on other health and social care services which might be ...
Variation in dementia diagnosis rates across England has fallen, but a senior GP has told HSJ such targets risked being too “simplistic” and the focus should shift to ensuring patients are supported post-diagnosis.
The NHS has today won a landmark legal battle against two international pharmaceutical giants which could save the health service hundreds of millions of pounds a year.
A GP has been appointed to lead a joint management team across five north east clinical commissioning groups.
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.