The board of a hospital trust in the West Midlands has agreed to reduce the numbers of registered nurses on its wards replacing them with nursing associates.
Another trust in the West Midlands has raised concerns over under pressure neurology services with hundreds of people waiting for an appointment.
A trust’s stroke services deemed “unsustainable” by commissioners are set to be taken over by a neighbouring provider.
A major £1.2bn procurement for cancer and end of life care which was “paused” because of the collapse of another similar large contract involving the same lead advisers has finally been given the go ahead by NHS England.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
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WORKFORCE: A hospital trust’s handling of a whistleblower who raised concerns over the way mortality rates were recorded was “significantly flawed”, an independent review has found.
This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.
Fourteen of the twenty chief executive signatories to David Dalton’s letter to Jeremy Hunt on the junior doctor contract have told HSJ that they do not support imposition of the contract.
CCG ratings dominated the headlines after Jeremy Hunt’s HSJ annual lecture – but experts who convened to discuss its implications were far more interested in his vision of powerful patients, reports Claire Read
REGULATION: A West Midlands acute trust is appealing against the ‘proportionality’ of its recent Care Quality Commission inspection, HSJ has been told.
STRUCTURE: The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals Trust will no longer pursue a bid for foundation trust status, HSJ has been told.
Norman Lamb will chair a commission looking at the links between poor mental health, public services and the economy, set up by local authorities in the West Midlands, they have confirmed to HSJ.
An investigation commissioned by the NHS Trust Development Authority into the handling of whistleblowing concerns at a West Midlands hospital trust has been completed, HSJ has learned.
WORKFORCE: The new body in Staffordshire created to draw up a region-wide transformation programme has appointed an ‘independent’ chair to oversee its work.
The Department of Health has named 10 more trusts that will take part in Lord Carter’s major review into hospital efficiency.
Twelve NHS trusts have been shortlisted by the Department of Health as potential test sites for rolling out GS1 barcoding standards.
WORKFORCE: A West Midlands acute trust has launched a review of its agency spending, after figures revealed it spent double the amount on agency nurses in June than it did in the same month in 2014.