Controversial plans to create three hyperacute stroke units in Kent and Medway have been approved, but could still face a judicial review.
Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.
The Kent and Medway health economy is likely to end the year with a net deficit of at least £113m, nearly £36m worse than previously forecast.
A former primary care trust chief executive has been appointed chair of a financially-challenged acute trust.
Controversial plans to halve the number of hospitals admitting stroke patients in Kent and Medway could face judicial review after mounting concerns from councillors about the proposals.
Seven hub trusts and 27 partners have been selected to be part of a high profile new genomic test network, but will not be fully operational for a further 18 months.
A trust has been taken out of financial special measures after over two years – because it has reduced its underlying deficit by £15m and is making progress on efficiency and productivity savings.
A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.
Proposals to replace six stroke units with three new hyper acute stroke facilities across Kent and Medway have been revealed.
An acute trust paid an interim manager more than £300,000 for six months work – despite a national crackdown on excessive pay rates, HSJ can reveal.
A trust which has seen its 62 day cancer target performance slump to less than 54 per cent has been ordered to provide a report for the national cancer director Cally Palmer.
The departing chief executive of a hospital trust has called for an increase in the pace of change in health services in the area.
Acute trusts across Kent have agreed to create a joint venture to deliver a single pathology service for the county, despite years of work, developing two services in the county.
The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch will not achieve national coverage of maternity incidents until March next year, it has told HSJ.
Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay
Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.
A former acute trust chief executive is to head the new single strategic commissioner covering six clinical commissioning groups in Kent and Medway.
A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.
HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.