Counsellors without the required accreditation are providing NHS-funded therapy services, despite NHS England tightening the rules for providers.
Trusts are unable to take full advantage of subsidised training under the government’s apprenticeship levy because the scheme is not flexible, HSJ has been warned.
NHS England’s national director for mental health has reignited the debate over local government’s stewardship of public health services by claiming “relentless retendering” is damaging integration, quality and staff morale.
The Care Quality Commission has increased the number of criminal prosecutions of health and social care providers by more than 32 per cent in a year.
The prime minister’s new senior healthcare policy adviser believes that “more money is not the solution” to transforming the “hopelessly ill-equipped” NHS from “the monolith we have today”.
Dozens of patients including children have now been admitted to hospital because of the national shortage of intravenous food supplies for patients who cannot eat normal food, HSJ has learned.
Many sustainability and transformation partnerships will leave it to the April 2021 deadline to become integrated care systems, HSJ analysis suggests.
A trust, which was at the centre of a scandal around diverting ambulances, is to exit special measures after nearly three years.
A group of NHS trusts had explored letting doctors set up their own companies as a workaround for consultants who have cut their additional hours to avoid being hit with “punitive” tax bills, HSJ has learned.
A new inpatient unit for patients with learning disabilities, which received £33m in capital funding from the prime minister last week, might not meet national standards set by the Care Quality Commission.
Medical leaders need to prevent and tackle “problematic subcultures”, which can include groups of “divas” who are viewed as “untouchable”, new General Medical Council research has concluded.
NHS Digital has signed a £40m deal with a multinational technology company in a bid to improve NHS trusts’ cyber security with “cutting-edge technology”.
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Cambridgeshire leaders have set out plans to remove all trauma work from a struggling district general hospital as part of a major clinical reconfiguration.
The Care Quality Commission is forecasting to end the current financial year with a deficit of £1.7m.
The shortage of intravenous feed supplies affecting hundreds of patients across the country has been declared a national emergency incident by NHS leaders.
A merger to create a £600m turnover trust is back on the cards after last weeks’ government capital funding announcement.