Thousands of disabled children who need a wheelchair are still being forced to wait more than four months from the time of their referral to the equipment being delivered, an exclusive HSJ analysis of official data has revealed.
A probe into why a £1bn turnover trust failed to recover its waiting times was halted after witnesses could not, or would not, co-operate with investigators, HSJ can reveal.
A large acute trust in London has missed its original financial target for last year by £60m, but has still been awarded most of its sustainability and transformation funding.
A teaching hospital and its local commissioners are in formal arbitration as the end of the financial year approaches.
Containing and reducing emergency hospital admissions is often seen as the holy grail of sustainable and better integrated healthcare. For most it has been elusive, but HSJ has identified and spoken to several areas which appear to have seen sustained reductions in recent years.
A London sustainability and transformation partnership area has appointed a single accountable officer across its seven clinical commissioning groups.
Plans to appoint a single accountable officer for seven clinical commissioning groups have now been approved, despite previous opposition from commissioners.
A controversial £55m contract for elective treatment has been given to a private provider, HSJ can reveal.
In a joint HSJ/LGC roundtable, our expert panel discussed the problems of a health service in need of more patient data but constrained by privacy issues, public mistrust and official reticence, as well as all-too-familiar financial and technological obstacles. Alison Moore sat in.
Commissioners in north east London have told STP leaders they must remain sovereign organisations in wake of a new partnership agreement in the patch.
Seven clinical commissioning groups across London are considering appointing a single accountable officer, HSJ has learned.
HSJ’s analysis of Care Quality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows that east London is underperforming against the rest of the capital.
Barts Health Trust plans to use £33m of non-recurrent savings to meet its financial target in 2016-17, including balance sheet adjustments and cuts to planned consultancy work.
Over 85 per cent of clinical commissioning groups are failing to hit required standards on cancer performance and must improve, according to ratings launched by the health secretary today.
Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover
ESTATES: Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group has raised concerns that Barts Health Trust being placed in the new financial special measures regime will endanger plans to use surplus land for affordable housing for NHS staff.
What is going on in England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover
COMMERCIAL: Commissioners in a £55m competition dispute have backed down and agreed to extend a contract with the spurned incumbent provider.
PATIENT SAFETY: The Care Quality Commission has admitted it missed things at an east London maternity service, which it rated “good” for safety in 2014 but “inadequate” a year later.