To bridge the divide between primary and secondary care, a CCG has rolled out a new advice and guidance service that gives GPs access to a national network of consultants, reports Claire Read
A university and a teaching trust have launched a degree designed to train people for a new digital healthcare scientist role within the NHS.
The chief executive of the teaching trust serving the UK’s second city has declared it must drive the integration of primary and secondary care to prevent waiting lists returning to 1990 levels and specialist services being “crowded out” by emergency demand – sparking a furious reaction from local GPs.
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One of the country’s biggest hospital trusts has entered talks with digital health company Babylon Healthcare after concluding local GPs were unable to support its “painful” transformation efforts, HSJ can reveal.
NHS England’s medical director for the West Midlands has left to take up a role at a hospital trust.
NHS trusts are not expecting disruption to services caused by EU staff leaving because of Brexit, according to analysis by HSJ.
Waiting time performance for major emergency admissions at one London trust has deteriorated by 29 percentage points in the last two years, HSJ can reveal.
Hospitals were on course to miss a flagship target to free up 4,000 beds, information obtained by HSJ suggests.
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A major teaching hospital is putting plans in place to prioritise which patients to treat if a no-deal Brexit causes critical shortages in drugs and/or medical devices.
Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.
University hospitals face bias from national leaders, and growing challenges from tightening funding and Brexit, their trade body has said.
Sir David Nicholson has been appointed permanent chair of a troubled hospital trust, HSJ can reveal.
Fifteen trust chief executives were paid at yearly rates of more than £250,000 last year, including several in the north east running district general hospitals, according to HSJ analysis.
A foundation trust is working on a commercial partnership with Saudi Arabia.
The health secretary has said NHS chief executives should “be asking serious questions” of themselves if their board does not include a chief information officer.
One of the country’s biggest trusts has opened an office in China, with the chief executive meeting with a “very influential person in Beijing”.
Seven hub trusts and 27 partners have been selected to be part of a high profile new genomic test network, but will not be fully operational for a further 18 months.
A Shelford Group chief executive was “deliberately misleading” or failed to show sufficient “care and attention” in the dismissal of a whistleblowing surgeon, an employment tribunal has said.