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  • News

    Annual health check: London's NHS trusts slide down rankings

    2008-10-16T09:00:00Z

    London is falling behind the rest of the country for service quality despite launching its Darzi plan a year before other regions.

  • News

    Annual health check: best and worst

    2008-10-16T09:00:00Z

    The best and worst performing trusts

  • Leader

    Annual check finds trusts in rude health

    2008-10-16T09:00:00Z

    Among the talk of recessions, crunches and squeezes, there is some good news - the Healthcare Commission's valedictory annual health check again reveals substantial improvement.

  • News

    Annual health check case study: Rotherham foundation trust

    2008-10-14T14:24:39Z

    Rotherham foundation trust chief executive Brian James has made significant changes since joining three years ago, and seen ratings of fair for quality and good for resources improve to double excellent, writes Dave West.

  • News

    Annual health check results due this week

    2008-10-13T11:03:00Z

    Annual health check results for 2007-08 will be published on Thursday, the Healthcare Commission has announced.

  • News

    Auditors praise NHS trusts' financial management

    2008-10-02T09:00:00Z

    The NHS has undergone a 'cultural shift', with nearly all organisations now meeting standards on financial management after years of poor performance and spiralling deficits.

  • News

    London puts short-term health targets above inequalities

    2008-10-02T09:00:00Z

    NHS London is deferring work on health inequalities to focus on improving commissioning and delivering Lord Darzi's vision.

  • News

    Government to underwrite hospital trusts' assets

    2008-09-03T10:00:00Z

    The government is to underwrite hospital trusts' assets to prevent them going bust and ending up in court. HSJ has learned that the Department of Health is to issue a consultation paper this month that rules out insolvency for trusts that are failing financially.

  • News

    Watchdog chair to get tough on obeying NICE rules

    2008-08-13T09:00:00Z

    Care Quality Commission chair Baroness Young has pledged to crack down on NHS organisations that fail to adopt National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance. Ignoring guidelines could result in marked-down annual assessment ratings and lower pay, she told HSJ in her first interview in her role at ...

  • News

    Healthcare Commission vows to act faster over major failings

    2008-07-17T09:00:00Z

    The Healthcare Commission has pledged to act faster when investigating serious failures at trusts.

  • News

    Annual health checks leading to changes at most trusts

    2008-07-14T12:02:00Z

    Ninety-one per cent of trusts have made changes because of the Healthcare Commission annual health check, according to a review of the first four years of the regulator's work.

  • News

    Annual health check to focus on patients' views

    2008-06-19T13:11:00Z

    The next annual health check for trusts will place a greater emphasis on patients' views. The Healthcare Commission has published plans for the 2008-09 assessment, which include a stronger assessment of safety, new clinical measures and separate evaluations of the quality of services commissioned and provided by primary care trusts. ...

  • News

    Annual health check: PCTs let standards fall

    2008-06-19T09:00:00Z

    Less than a quarter of primary care trusts believe their services have met all government quality standards.

  • News

    Tougher indicators aim at fairer comparisons

    2008-06-19T09:00:00Z

    Annual performance ratings are being beefed up for some NHS sectors to make fairer comparisons possible across the service.

  • News

    Hygiene code failures a 'wake-up call' says Healthcare Commission

    2008-06-16T16:11:00Z

    NHS trusts have been served with a 'wake-up call' to improve hygiene standards or risk service closures, following the latest annual health check declarations. More than a quarter of trusts have told the Healthcare Commission they failed to comply fully with the hygiene code in 2007-08.

  • News

    Failed, fired but not yet fixed: the new realities

    2008-06-12T09:00:00Z

    Shape up or we'll find someone else to do your job - that's the new, tough message from the Department of Health. But how attractive will the 'someone else' role prove to be, asks Charlotte Santry

  • News

    Assessment for venous thromboembolism

    2008-06-12T09:00:00Z

    Regarding the HSJ investigation into levels of risk assessment for venous thromboembolism being undertaken for hospital inpatients, the all-party parliamentary thrombosis group was disheartened to hear that more than half of hospital trusts are failing to follow best practice guidelines that all patients receive this risk assessment on ...

  • HSJ Partners

    Developing the annual health check

    2008-05-20T09:00:00Z

    The Health Foundation has used learning from its safer patients initiative to advise on methodology that could be used when assessing whether acute trusts are complying with the hygiene code.

  • News

    Health check rating benchmarks 'unfair'

    2008-05-01T09:00:00Z

    Trusts are being unfairly marked down in their annual performance ratings because of changing targets and over-reliance on patient data, according to managers.

  • HSJ Knowledge

    Recruitment checks: scanning your staff

    2008-04-28T09:00:00Z

    Latest guidance on all the essential pre-employment checks will help ensure you bring safe and well-suited staff on board, says Sian Thomas