The Worcestershire and Herefordshire sustainability and transformation partnership has appointed veteran NHS manager Charles Waddicor as its independent chair.
Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.
NHS England has approved clinical commissioning mergers in a further two areas, bringing together seven more CCGs.
People with long-term conditions often prefer home care. Yet inadequate support means they often end up in hospital, at a cost to the NHS. Our expert panellists discussed how this problem can be addressed. By Alison Moore
As HSJ’s roundtable heard, COPD can take a negative toll on emotions as well as bodies, says Alison Moore
Telemonitoring is providing a new way of caring for long-term patients while making more efficient use of NHS resources
East Berkshire and bordering areas in Hampshire and Surrey have the majority of worst rated GP surgeries in the South, exclusive HSJ analysis has shown.
One in five children and almost one in six adults are waiting more than four months for the wheelchair they need to be delivered.
A former NHS manager has been jailed for fraud for a second time after lying on NHS job application forms.
A convicted fraudster who was jailed for more than two years after pretending to be a doctor for nine years at a primary care trust has pleaded guilty after being caught trying to commit a similar crime again.
Commissioners have brought in a specialist IT firm to integrate all the patient care record systems across Berkshire, as part of one of the NHS’s largest joined up patient record projects.
Wide variations in elective surgery rates among the most affluent and deprived areas in England raise serious questions about the use of NHS resources, a leading public health expert has warned.
We are recognising and rewarding outstanding practice within the NHS
WORKFORCE: NHS England is encouraging GPs to prescribe Tamiflu to care and nursing home patients as a preventative measure, despite concerns about its effectiveness.
FINANCE: The leaders of three Berkshire clinical commissioning groups have written to MPs to say that the level of variation in the funding of local commissioners “simply cannot be justified”.
The judges praised a user friendly and innovative service with the laboratory at its heart, which is removing patient stigma and improving access.
The planned merger of Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals and Frimley Park Hospital foundation trusts has been delayed
COMMERCIAL: Private provider Optum has won a three-year contract to carry out acute commissioning services for 18 Wessex and the Thames Valley clinical commissioning groups.