An integrated care system early adopter has appointed an NHS England director to lead its transformation programme.
Patients in Oxfordshire “did not always receive safe discharges home”, a report by the Care Quality Commission has revealed.
HSJ has identified 19 providers that have already established a subsidiary company to manage their estate, plus 16 that have told staff they are considering the move.
The first ambulance trusts have been chosen to join NHS England’s global digital exemplar programme but they will receive far less funding than acute and mental health providers.
A “model ambulance” is to be created to tackle variation across England’s 10 ambulance trusts.
NHS England’s director of acute care says a new call handling system could be introduced nationally as part of a plan to modernise the ambulance service.
Care UK has pulled out of a contract to provide NHS 111 and out of hours services across several clinical commissioning group areas six weeks after it was awarded, putting the intended launch date of the service at risk.
The “phased withdrawal” of Coperforma from providing Sussex’s patient transport service has been greeted with a sigh of relief from unions and many patients. But it leaves many questions unanswered.
Coperforma, the company which is handing back its Sussex patient transport contract, has said it is “disappointed” but has not commented on a critical inspection report.
An independent patient transport provider is to hand back a £63m contract to the NHS, as it was revealed the Care Quality Commission has served six improvement notices on it.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
More than 100 hospital wards across South Central England have been told they must prioritise patients for discharge before 6pm at night.
STRUCTURE: Horton General Hospital will suspend its doctor led maternity services from 1 October, an extraordinary board meeting has confirmed.
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This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.
The number of frontline staff leaving ambulance services across England has almost doubled in the last five years, analysis by HSJ has found.
A new NHS owned company overseeing an £800m integrated older people’s services contract will have to hit outcomes based targets to secure up to 15 per cent of its income, its chief has told HSJ.
WORKFORCE: South Central Ambulance Service Foundation Trust has apologised after thousands of its staff’s personal data, including nationality, sexual orientation and salary details, was published on the organisation’s website.
PERFORMANCE: The Berkshire primary care trust cluster has reported “emerging pressures” emerging in ambulance services.
FINANCE: Berkshire East primary care trust was forecasting it would achieve its planned surplus for 2012-13, after committing to releasing contingency funding to cover overspends on several providers.