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  • Workforce

    National officials 'ensuring' STPs plan 'right skilled' staffing


    NHS England “ensuring” an STP “will put in place the right skilled workforce” Draft STP plan proposed savings through “reduction of nursing grade input” NHS England has told HSJ it is working with a sustainability and transformation plan on ”ensuring they will put in place the right skilled

  • The Christie

    Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust


    Each trust placed in one of four categories based on the level of support they require from NHS Improvement Trusts will be formally categorised next month as part of the regulator’s new “single oversight framework” Thirty-five out of 238 trusts will have “maximum autonomy” See every rating in the

  • Mother and baby
    HSJ Local

    Trust forced to close unit for three months due to staff shortage


    Wycombe birth centre to close between 25 July and 31 October due to midwife shortage Forty shifts a month unfilled with 24.8 full-time equivalent midwives having resigned or retired in recent months Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust says it is confident birth centre will re-open WORKFORCE: A

  • Calculator

    Revealed: Trusts' estimated savings potential


    By using publicly available data, HSJ has been able to closely match the methodology used by Lord Carter to produce trusts’ headline “savings opportunity” figures. Here we list the least and most efficient trusts according to the headline measure, as well as data for all trusts.

  • Diabetes patient and nurse

    Exclusive: Another CCG agrees variation from QOF


    A clinical commissioning group in the south of England has agreed a variation to the GP quality and outcomes framework with nearly all its practices, to encourage more community based care.

  • Supermarket

    Trusts shortlisted for GS1 barcoding system trials


    Twelve NHS trusts have been shortlisted by the Department of Health as potential test sites for rolling out GS1 barcoding standards.

  • Commissioning support woman clipboard

    Analysis: Huge disparity in trusts challenging CQC accuracy


    There is huge variation in the number of factual accuracy challenges trusts are making to their draft Care Quality Commission inspection reports, HSJ analysis has found.

  • Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    HSJ Local

    Exclusive: FT to receive £328m as part of takeover of neighbour


    The Department of Health has agreed a package of support and capital payments totalling £327.7m with Frimley Park Hospital Foundation Trust as part of its takeover of another trust, HSJ can reveal.

  • Jimmy Savile

    Savile inquiry calls for change in law for screening staff


    There is ‘very patchy’ management of volunteer schemes in trusts and the law should be changed so that all staff and volunteers in contact with patients should be given a barring list check, the authors of an investigation into Jimmy Savile’s historic sexual abuse have said.

  • George Eliot Hospital

    'Hard evidence' special measures worked at Keogh trusts, say researchers


    There is ‘hard evidence’ that the special measures regime has reduced death rates at the 11 Keogh trusts and potentially saved hundreds of lives, researchers have claimed.