The Royal College of Emergency Medicine could support replacing the four-hour target – but only if it was satisfied a replacement regime would demonstrably improve patient outcomes and cut bureaucracy for staff, according its new president.
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.
A former national IT director is returning to an NHS role after two years in the private sector.
A specialist cancer trust increased its income from private patients by £17m last year, while the service as a whole saw non-NHS healthcare revenues rise by 6 per cent.
A serious incident has been declared at a trust after a backlog in scans delayed five patients’ cancer diagnosis.
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The newly-appointed NHS chief operating officer is taking up the role on a secondment basis and has told staff at her trust she expects to “return to the trust after a period working at national level”, HSJ has learned.
NHS England and NHS Improvement have chosen the boss of a major hospital trust to be their national chief operating officer, effectively the deputy chief executive of the NHS.
A major hospital trust has gone to market for a £175m overhaul of its IT systems, with an option to expand into two neighbouring trusts amid merger rumours.
Private sector providers are taking advantage of training budget cuts to tempt nurses away from a major NHS hospital trust.
A hospital trust has announced the opening of its privately-managed orthopaedic centre.
A hospital trust has chosen an “NHS option” for its pathology work in the shape of a large provider outside its local area.
A trust has extended its pathology contract with a public-private partnership as doubts have emerged over a planned merger with a neighbour.