Two neighbouring hospital trusts have ruled out a full merger, despite forming a joint board under a single chairman.
At least 20 trusts will receive extra funding to improve their digital maturity in 2021 under one of Matt Hancock’s highest-profile programmes to modernise NHS trusts.
Further details of a former chief executive’s controversial pay and rewards package have emerged, including an unusually generous annual leave entitlement and pro-rata salary.
Directors of a hospital trust whose former chief executive resigned because it was “underfunded and unsustainable” have admitted there are “no credible plans” to close its £26m underlying deficit.
The number of patients receiving urgent cancer treatment fell by 60 per cent in April, as hospitals struggled to provide services while grappling with covid-19.
Twenty-three trusts will share a £28m pot of technology funding as part of the first wave of “digital aspirant” providers, NHSX has announced.
The trusts which are likely to face the fiercest struggle to deliver quality care in the immediate future have been identified through an analysis carried out exclusively for HSJ.
A foundation trust in the North East has admitted it will miss its financial control total by more than £20m, after failing to meet efficiency plans set at the start of the year.
As 2019 winds down, HSJ is taking a moment to revisit its most read workforce stories of the year.
Staff at a foundation trust raised concerns in a survey about discrimination and safety reporting, shortly before its chief executive quit blaming the “financial and regulatory environment”.
A foundation trust is warning of “significant risk” to patients because its plan for a £35m IT overhaul has not been approved by its system or regulator.
A foundation trust has appointed an interim CEO after its former chief executive announced her shock resignation in an email to staff.
A chief executive who sent a shock resignation letter to staff earlier this month received overtime pay of around £53,000 last year.
South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust’s chief executive has announced her resignation in a blistering email to trust staff, saying the personal cost of being an NHS CEO is too high and “life is just too short”.
The chair of an acute trust has been left feeling puzzled and questioning inspectors’ assessments after the Care Quality Commission criticised its leadership model.
Two acute trusts in the north east are exploring a possible merger as part of major changes to the region’s acute services, HSJ has learned.
The first NHS targets for reducing the disproportionate share of black and minority ethnic staff being subject to disciplinary cases have been set by NHS England, which has also told trusts to reduce unnecessary disciplinary action overall.
Several NHS trusts are grappling with extra costs and relying on temporary containers for clinical waste storage, after a forced change of supplier following last year’s stockpiling scandal.
An accident and emergency department is to be temporarily downgraded to a 24/7 urgent treatment centre because of patient safety fears.
Spinal patients have been exposed to “avoidable harm” due to “wholly unacceptable” delays in their treatment, according to an unpublished NHS England report.