Wholly owned companies drive a further fragmentation of the NHS and ignore the strategic drive towards partnership and cooperation across systems, opines Karin Smyth
Permanent deals are yet to be agreed by NHS trusts whose facilities management services were hit by the collapse of Carillion, HSJ can reveal.
Research by HSJ and Unison has found an absolute increase of 9.7 per cent in violent attacks on NHS hospital staff
Community services across a swathe of the South West could be consolidated into a single service as a newly merged clinical commissioning group seeks to relieve pressure on hospitals.
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.
Facilities management services at five NHS hospital trusts could be taken over by Serco in a £29m deal, following the collapse of Carillion.
The employment contracts of thousands of non-clinical NHS staff could be transferred to subsidiary companies under plans being drawn up by 16 hospital trusts.
Hospitals saw a record spike in trolley waits last month as major emergency departments recorded their worst performance since records began, according to NHS England data published today.
Contingency plans are in operation across 14 NHS trusts after the collapse of construction and facilities management company Carillion.
North Bristol Trust has had its worst month for accident and emergency performance on record and a senior clinician has warned staff to be braced for worse to come.
Three clinical commissioning groups pulled out of a £10.5m fertility contract just weeks before the service was meant to start, after a legal challenge to the decision.
The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.
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Sales of land or physical assets by NHS trusts generated cash receipts of £220m in 2016-17.
England’s smallest acute trust has moved a step closer to downgrading its emergency services, with the publication of proposals for “a new community focused role… at the heart of the new model of care”.
There are 21 trusts whose performance against the four hour emergency target has been consistently below 85 per cent since April, HSJ analysis reveals.
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Sir Ron Kerr has been appointed as independent chair of troubled South West sustainability and transformation partnership.
North Bristol Trust has been taken out of financial special measure but faces another year of challenging savings to meet its control total.