Underpinned by a cross sector collaboration, a teledermatology service for patients with suspicious skin lesions is already showing demonstrable benefits for the wider system, writes Claire Read
Implementing a new digital primary to secondary care referral pathway: lessons from the Leeds teledermatology project
Rather than rolling out huge initiatives across the country, the focus for healthcare technology should be improving what already exists at the local level, says Jonathan Patrick
NHS providers and commissioners will both face fines for each patient waiting more than a year for treatment, according to new plans.
Leaders across a sustainability and transformation partnership are drafting a new agreement that could lead to the organisations in the STP sharing a control total.
More older patients are waiting too long in hospital before treatment for painful and crippling hip fractures, new data reveals, potentially undermining “compassion and dignity” for patients.
Commissioning leaders are aiming to save £50m a year by standardising policies in elective care across their sustainability and transformation partnership footprint.
NHS England has approved unprecedented changes to clinical commissioning groups across the country, consolidating 11 CCGs into four, HSJ can reveal.
Three clinical commissioning groups will consult with their members over a merger to create one of the country’s biggest CCGs, it has emerged today.
A finance director has been appointed at a trust where the role has been filled by interims for almost two years.
A large acute trust in Yorkshire improved its financial outturn by £10m last year after a renegotiation of its PFI contract.
Three clinical commissioning groups have agreed to appoint a single chief executive and set up a joint board, HSJ can reveal.
All the clinical commissioning groups across a sustainability and transformation plan footprint have signed up to form a commissioning committee covering the whole patch.
New “accountable care organisations” will strengthen commissioning services in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, according to its published sustainability and transformation plan.
Health leaders in Leeds are exploring new “shared leadership and governance” arrangements, but have stopped short of proposing a full merger.
Local authorities in London and Yorkshire have said they cannot sign up to their areas’ sustainability and transformation plans due to concerns about hospital reconfiguration and transparency.
IT problems at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust’s blood sciences and pathology department have occurred for months after the trust installed new systems in March, HSJ has learned.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has said it has now successfully cleared a backlog of thousands of pathology tests after a major IT fault that is now in its second week.
One of the country’s largest teaching hospitals faces a backlog of 10,000 delayed pathology tests after a major IT system failure, it has emerged.
All routine blood tests by GPs in Leeds were cancelled on Wednesday and Thursday this week as a major IT system fault at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust entered its seventh day.