NHS England’s medical director for the West Midlands has left to take up a role at a hospital trust.
NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.
NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy.
Around £20m in disputed payments between trusts and commissioners have been referred to NHS England for arbitration so far this financial year, board papers have revealed.
Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.
Outgoing King’s Fund chief executive Sir Chris Ham has been appointed as independent chair of a sustainability and transformation partnership in the West Midlands.
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The winners of the 2018 Patient Safety Awards have been revealed.
A trust investigation into patient deaths or harm following brain surgery was hampered by “significant shortcomings”, a royal college review has found.
HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.
NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.
Elective RTT waiting times shot up by over a week in December, in the fastest monthly increase since 2010, notes Rob Findlay
Pathology chiefs in the West Midlands have tendered a major contract despite uncertainty over whether they will follow NHS Improvement’s recommendations about which trusts will be in their network.
Regulators will offer support to a new cohort of NHS providers through an “in house” improvement programme, following work commissioned from American firm Virginia Mason.
High bed occupancy is making it harder for hospitals to carry out fire safety work – because they have nowhere to put patients if wards need to be closed.
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