Adult wards at a major independent mental health provider where it was claimed staff fell asleep during work have been described as unsafe, prompting an urgent move to restrict admissions.
A consultant has failed to get an injunction placed on a hospital trust investigating several allegations into his work, including that he improperly referred hospital patients to his private clinics.
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.
A GP commissioning leader has publicly criticised hospital visiting rules at local hospitals, after hearing that a stroke patient was denied seeing family or friends for six weeks.
The Cultural Ambassador programme was an opportunity to make a difference and challenge any unconscious bias and discrimination that may occur for those black, Asian and minority ethnic employees entering or during formal HR processes.
More than 60 per cent of new covid cases diagnosed at two hospitals in the Midlands in recent days were caught at least two weeks after the patient was admitted — suggesting there may be particular problems with the virus spreading on their wards.
HSJ’s map shows the 86 clinical commissioning groups proposing mergers in 2020, in what looks set to be the largest NHS consolidation for more than a decade.
New funding allocations which favour areas of extreme deprivation will see some clinical commissioning groups receive cash growth of up to 15 per cent next year, with others receiving increases of less than 5 per cent.
Four clinical commissioning groups have appointed new organisations to run GP out of hours services after the collapse of multiple contracts held by Allied Healthcare and its subsidiaries.
Thousands of patients could be left without GP out of hours services after a cash-strapped private provider said it would cease operations by the end of the month.
A clinical commissioning group has started the procurement process for an organisation to run Corby urgent care centre for another three years.
A High Court judge has thrown out plans by a CCG to replace a walk-in urgent care centre with an appointment only primary care hub.
A review of the Northamptonshire health economy found several examples of patients being harmed by poor hospital discharge processes, as well as a “lack of trust” between organisations that was hampering progress towards system integration.
A struggling sustainability and transformation partnership has created a list of “helpful” and “unhelpful” behaviours for its board members and plans to hold a “reconciliation event” for system leaders.
The death of a patient in an accident and emergency department was “due entirely to the dangerous overcrowding of the department”, the trust’s medical director has told HSJ.
There is dramatic variation across England in the rate of people with serious long-term conditions being approved to receive NHS-funded care at home.
Northamptonshire is at risk of losing £15m of joint health and social care funding because of a failure to sign a contract and meet mandated NHS England targets.
GPs in the East Midlands have rejected their commissioner’s bid to take on the primary care budget for its region.
There is a risk of a “loss of momentum” in new care models ahead of a major shift in their funding in the next financial year, the GP lead for two national vanguards has warned.