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A number of teaching trusts are “not putting enough priority” on tackling poor emergency waiting times performance, a major review due later this year will indicate.
The NHS must rethink the district general hospital model to counter the risk of the health service deserting the “at-risk communities” many serve, Simon Stevens has warned.
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay