“Out of sight, out of mind” commissioning contributed to the abuse of patients at Winterbourne View Hospital going unchecked for more than four years, a serious case review has found.
The chief executive of a foundation trust has stepped down by mutual agreement, just as it was revealed the trust had been given a red rating by Monitor for failing to meet targets.
NHS organisations are being urged to make a public commitment to cut their carbon dioxide emissions by at least 10 per cent during 2010.
More than a decade after trusts were told to give staff ‘maximum freedom of speech’, health workers are still scared to raise concerns about care. We look at why whistleblowers are not getting the protection they deserve
Concerns that patients at a hospital trust were misdiagnosed have prompted an independent review of 3,500 cancer tests, it has been revealed.
The foundation trust watchdog Monitor is facing calls to speak out on race equality instead of allowing finances to dominate its attentions.
Four foundation trusts have had their governance ratings set to amber and been ordered to comply with hygiene standards after failing to meet the criteria for full registration with the Care Quality Commission.
NHS chief executive David Nicholson has given trusts a deadline of December 2010 to submit their applications for foundation trust status.
A bullying culture in the NHS is “permeating the delivery of care”, Healthcare Commission chair Sir Ian Kennedy has told HSJ.
Plans to restructure the blood transfusion service should be halted, health union Unite has said.