Ward leaders are key to maintaining patient safety as new staff roles join the workforce this year, the new chief nursing officer for England has told HSJ .
Most NHS trusts are now relying on extra capacity to manage demand in the busiest outpatient speciality across the health service, a new report 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