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.
Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has called for further global action on patient safety, and revealed the UK will give £70m to improve standards overseas.
The government will invest almost £10m to improve sleeping facilities for doctors at NHS hospitals amid growing awareness of the impact of fatigue on patient safety.
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