A trust is conducting an urgent safety review after a clinician operated on the wrong patient.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been asked to consider the lack of commissioned services for children too anxious to attend hospital appointments following the death of a teenage boy.
Three clinical commissioning groups in Leicestershire have ruled out merging as it would be “an unwelcome distraction”.
Leicester City Council has threatened to raise formal concerns with Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland STP over proposals to evolve into an ACS, HSJ has learned.
Leaders in Leicestershire will decide this month how to establish a new accountable care system after receiving a “clear message” in favour of the proposal from regulators.
The chief executive of a major acute hospital trust has outlined a series of actions being taken to turnaround the trust’s poor accident and emergency performance.
The chief executive of one of the largest acute trusts in England has warned its 12,000 staff that its poor emergency care performance “simply cannot continue”.
NHS England has been accused of lacking transparency and using “inaccurate or misleading” data in its planning for the potential closure of three heart surgery units.
A commissioning group has challenged Care Quality Commission ratings after a quarter of its GP practices were listed as requiring improvement or inadequate.
An acute trust with one of the busiest A&Es in the country declared a critical incident yesterday after patients faced extreme delays in its new £48m emergency department.
INSPECTION: Patient safety was compromised by inadequate services and a chaotic environment at Leicester Royal Infirmary, according to inspectors.
Work to plan the five-year transformation of NHS services in two of England’s biggest cities is to be led by local authority chief executives, NHS England revealed this afternoon.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
PRIMARY CARE: The primary care ‘super practice’ and vanguard site Lakeside Healthcare has begun triaging ambulatory patients who arrive at Leicester Royal Infirmary’s accident and emergency department.
PERFORMANCE: Burton Hospitals Foundation Trust has been removed from regulatory special measures.
COMMERCIAL: Commissioners across the East Midlands are looking to extend their contracts with the region’s biggest providers of NHS 111 services by six months. It follows an NHS England moratorium on procuring fresh contracts until September.
Outsourcing company Capita has been awarded a contract to deliver a blood transfusion system as part of plans to create a centralised pathology service across Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.
COMMERCIAL: Two construction firms and a consultancy have made the final shortlist of an £120m deal to help a struggling foundation trust improve the efficiency of its estate.