Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.
Below is a breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.
The standard for the district nurse apprenticeship has been given the green light, bringing the training route a step closer to operation.
Nearly 20 NHS trusts are paying three times as much for clinical waste services after their contracts were moved from the company at the centre of the stockpiling row, HSJ can reveal.
The government has hit back at claims that there is not enough incineration capacity to burn waste from NHS hospitals - accusing the company at the centre of a stockpiling scandal of refusing to pay disposal costs.
Fifteen NHS trusts have transferred their clinical waste management contracts to another provider, after it emerged a key supplier to the NHS was stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste.
Mental health leaders are creating a joint committee to standardise pathways and improve service quality across their sustainability and transformation partnership, HSJ can reveal.
Leaders across a sustainability and transformation partnership are drafting a new agreement that could lead to the organisations in the STP sharing a control total.
Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.
A community trust in Yorkshire is setting up an alliance with local GPs and two private primary care providers to deliver accident and emergency streaming services.
A second wave of providers has been chosen to take on new commissioning powers for tertiary mental health services, HSJ can reveal.
More than 20 trusts have been chosen to be part of a new NHS efficiency review led by Lord Carter.
A major community trust has told local GPs it will be restricting routine referrals and prioritising urgent ones due to “severe pressure” on its services, HSJ has learned.
New “accountable care organisations” will strengthen commissioning services in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, according to its published sustainability and transformation plan.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Analysis of the best and worst performers in the North of England region on key measures in the NHS staff survey 2015, released today.
Rob Webster, the chief executive of the NHS Confederation, has resigned ahead of taking over at the South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust.
A former head of leadership at NHS England has been jailed for nearly five years after being convicted of fraud offences.