Overwhelmed GP practices are turning off their online consultation services at weekends after the recent boom in digital appointments uncovered an ‘unmet demand’, HSJ has learned.
A trust in the South East is forecasting it will be treating as many covid patients in June as it was at the peak of the first wave of the pandemic last April.
Scores of patients have been left waiting more than a year for treatment and hundreds more making lengthy journeys, after a specialist foundation trust closed its outpost treatment centre based in another trust 20 miles away.
More than 95 per cent of staff at one clinical commissioning group would recommend it as a place to work – but one newly-formed organisation would be recommended by well under half its staff, according to NHS staff survey results.
More than 70 staff have been promoted to more senior roles as part of a merger between eight clinical commissioning groups.
A long-anticipated public consultation in the South East could be further delayed because of the covid pandemic.
The NHS in Kent is pleading for people outside priority groups not to book covid vaccinations, after it published information indicating they were available to all ‘frontline key workers’.
All non-urgent elective operations are being postponed for at least two weeks in a health system still seeing significant and growing pressure from coronavirus.
A clinical commissioning group has admitted there were problems with the handling of a dermatology contract which needed to be suspended because of patient safety concerns after little more than a year.
A trust in the south east is coming under increasing pressure from a growing number of covid patients, leading to long delays in ambulance handovers.
Modelling being used by NHS officials forecasts that hospital admissions could peak at five times the level seen in April without additional measures to control the virus, HSJ can reveal.
Just one in four people suffering from a long-term mental illness are in work. Mental health problems at work cost the economy £34.9bn with a cost to business of £26bn each year.
Ten million people in the UK suffer pain and/or disability from knee and/or hip osteoarthritis. Enabling Self-management & Coping with Arthritis Pain using Exercise, ESCAPE-pain, is a rehabilitation programme that combines education, self-management strategies and exercise.
The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership commissioned Yorkshire and Humber AHSN to deliver a Healthy Hearts project on behalf of the nine local Clinical Commissioning Groups.
A trust that is recording one in 10 covid hospital deaths in England has been described as having a ‘relatively low’ number of fatalities from the virus by its lead commissioner.
A trust with a very high covid-19 death rate is to test all of its staff over the next five days in an attempt to identify those who have the disease but don’t know it.
A company which had a community dermatology contract suspended last month has had a group of surgeries covering 27,500 patients closed by the Care Quality Commission.
The hospital trust which has been recording the largest number of covid deaths for several weeks has asked NHS England and NHS Improvement for help with infection control.
A clinical commissioning group has admitted its predecessors failed to follow due process when trying to close an inpatient unit for people with dementia.
NHS England and Improvement has used its legislative powers to discover why 16 clinical commissioning groups falsely claimed to have met the mental health investment standard, HSJ can reveal.