The DHSC’s failure to publish the mandate for NHS England for 2019-20 on time is an act of avoidable disrespect, says Andy Cowper
The government has failed to publish its requirements of the NHS by the deadline set in law for the first time.
Publication of nurse staffing levels at each hospital in England – introduced after the Francis Inquiry to boost safety – has been quietly dropped, HSJ can reveal.
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