Outlier trusts for orthopaedic surgery have blamed above average infection rates, a need for closer supervision of trainees, and frail and overweight patient cohorts for their results.
David Bennett, the former boss of the competition regulator Monitor, has been appointed chair of Virgin Care, HSJ has learned.
Virgin Care and an NHS provider have won an £85m joint community services project.
A foundation trust is pursuing plans to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary company following concerns unions are spreading “misinformation“ among staff.
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Plans to trial a new standalone one-hour sepsis target for emergency departments as part of the NHS standards review pilot could be dropped, HSJ understands.
Fresh concerns have been raised about how NHS England is conducting its controversial pilot of new accident and emergency standards.
NHS England has selected 14 hospital trusts to test new accident and emergency standards which could replace the four-hour target.
Five integrated care systems have agreed to fund what will become the biggest electronic regional record in the country so far, covering 3.8m people.
NHS trusts are not expecting disruption to services caused by EU staff leaving because of Brexit, according to analysis by HSJ.
Frimley Health Foundation Trust has been rated as “good” by the Care Quality Commission, a downgrade from the “outstanding” given to its predecessor organisation Frimley Park Hospital FT.
A trust has been unable to start some new cancer trials as planned after regulators partially suspended its licence to manufacture medicines.
Building work will get underway within weeks on a new hospital near Ascot, after the board of Frimley Health Foundation Trust gave it the go-ahead.
The chief executive of a mental health trust has been appointed to lead one of the first integrated care systems.
Growth in private income at a small number of London trusts offset a decline across the rest of England last year, HSJ analysis has found.
Each integrated care system should have just one clinical commissioning group, according to one of the NHS’s most influential figures.
National leaders are threatening to make a “huge mistake” in the NHS long-term plan by imposing a national blueprint for integrated care systems, the King’s Fund chief executive has said.
Emily Watts outlines the recommendations of a new report on how hospital stays can be made safer for people living with diabetes and explains how hospitals that have adopted the recommendations are benefitting