With the National Learning from Deaths Programme Board stalled, the bereaved families who were to be involved in its work have once again been left harmed and without any answers, write Dr Josephine Ocloo and David Smith
A clinical commissioning group chief executive has taken on the top role at a southern integrated care system.
A mental health trust chief executive has been appointed to the top post at a neighbouring provider.
Four NHS trusts have established a foothold in primary care networks, HSJ can reveal.
A manager has won his employment tribunal against a patient transport company he alleged had misled clients over staffing.
A trust has been fined £80,000 following prosecution by the Care Quality Commission for failing to provide safe care.
An independent review is to be held into the death of a teenager after a clinical commissioning group interfered in an earlier investigation.
A mental health trust has been fined £200,000 for breaching the Care Quality Commission’s fundamental standards in only the second case of its kind.
NHS England is to issue new guidance to clinical commissioning groups in the wake of an alleged cover-up of a teenager’s avoidable death.
A clinical commissioning group altered a review of the death of a teenager with a learning disability – including removing a finding that it was “avoidable” – sparking concern that the national system may be flawed.
An employment judge has branded NHS Professionals and a trust “appalling” for their failure to conclude a disciplinary case for nearly three years.
Trusts are not doing enough to review and learn from the deaths of their patients, a report from the Care Quality Commission has warned.
A second NHS trust is being prosecuted by the Care Quality Commission over the death of a patient under fundamental standards brought in after the Mid Staffordshire care scandal.
One of England’s largest mental health trusts is reviewing 250 patients who have endured long waits to access one of its flagship services.
Struggling community teams have resorted to “limiting access” to services for seriously ill patients as investment fails to reach the front line, an official report has claimed.
Chief executive of the Care Quality Commission Ian Trenholm explains the work the regulator is doing to explore potential prosecutions against NHS trusts and how the regulator is seeking to ensure lessons can be learned to drive systemic change.
The Care Quality Commission is actively considering more than 31 prosecutions of NHS organisations and has hired 11 ex-military and civil police officers to review evidence.
An investigation has revealed some of the highest interim manager payments by NHS trusts, including a chief operating officer who cost his trust the equivalent of £700,000 per year.
One third of community hospitals missed their safe staffing plans every month for at least three years, HSJ analysis suggests.
NHS Improvement has refused to relax a trust’s financial “control total” despite the local finance director arguing that “mistakes of the past” had resulted in the target being missed.