Ten more hospitals are to start giving the Pfizer covid vaccine, including two in coronavirus ‘hot spots’.
Trusts are carrying out harm reviews after a ‘contamination issue’ affecting hundreds of samples resulted in some staff and patients being wrongly told they had coronavirus, HSJ can reveal.
Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has been upgraded to “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection.
New mental health emergency care targets will be trialled across 11 NHS organisations and one social enterprise, NHS England has confirmed.
Struggling community teams have resorted to “limiting access” to services for seriously ill patients as investment fails to reach the front line, an official report has claimed.
Hundreds of young people assessed as needing specialist mental health treatment have been made to wait more than a year, an investigation by HSJ can reveal.
NHS England has picked two more regions to receive up to £7.5m to create detail health and care patient records.
Six mental health trusts are being lined up for the next wave of NHS England’s flagship effort to digitalise providers.
A trust chief with more than 20 years experience has been appointed “executive lead” of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West sustainability and transformation partnership.
The NHS is unlikely to meet a government target to cut delayed transfers of care to 3.5 per cent of its overall 131,000 bed base by next month, analysis of official data published today suggests.
More than 150 new inpatient beds for children and young people with mental health problems will be available by 2019, NHS England said today.
The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.
Fourteen mental health trusts are vying to secure up to £5m of central funding as part of the digital exemplars programme, HSJ understands.
NHS England has told HSJ it is working with a sustainability and transformation plan on ”ensuring they will put in place the right skilled workforce to ensure high quality care”.
Workforce costs in a south of England region will be cut by more than £30m through changes to the nursing skill mix including greater use of “generic support workers”, according to a newly published STP document.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
An independent chair has been appointed to Berkshire West’s accountable care system to help ensure the parties involved are held “mutually to account”.
STRUCTURE: Mental health providers in Oxford and the Thames Valley have set out how they will use their new commissioning powers to create a new care model for secure adult mental health services.
Six regions have been chosen by NHS England to take on new commissioning powers for tertiary mental health services.