Record numbers of children waiting to be assessed for autism in Devon have forced the local CCG to seek an additional provider to try and tackle the backlog of approximately 1,800.
Two health economies will team up to reconfigure acute services which could result in shared services, separation of urgent and elective work, and staff sharing schemes.
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.
An elderly patient died after clinicians missed his haemorrhage and discharged him improperly to a community hospital where there was no medical cover, prompting concerns from a coroner.
NeuroCoRe’s ACEmobile Dementia Assessment App supports non-specialist staff to reliably assess cognitive impairment and won the 2018 HSJ Awards for Using Technology to Improve Efficiency. Emma Dent reports
NHS England has selected 14 hospital trusts to test new accident and emergency standards which could replace the four-hour target.
England’s most cash-strapped clinical commissioning group is set to break-even financially for the first time in its history.
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.
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.
Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.
University Hospitals Plymouth has announced a novel partnership with Care UK, for the independent provider to carry out a large amount of elective surgery. Ann James, Plymouth chief executive, and Jim Easton, of Care UK, explain the project.
A hospital trust will move 75 per cent of its elective orthopaedic service to a private company’s facility after agreeing an 18 month partnership.
Virgin Care is likely to lose a children’s contract worth hundreds of millions of pounds as commissioners are set to name an NHS consortium as preferred bidders.
A high profile regulator and quango chief has been appointed as the new independent chair of a troubled health economy.
An acute hospital trust could merge with a social enterprise company that provides community, mental health and social care services, HSJ has learned.
A major teaching hospital identified as an outlier for thoracic surgery by a clinical audit has stopped performing a surgical procedure.
Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay
Fifteen NHS trusts have been selected by the Department of Health and Social Care to receive funding for pilot projects to enable flexible working.
The proportion of last minute cancelled operations in the NHS hit the highest rate in over a decade in the last quarter of 2017-18 – and rocketed 20 per cent on the same period in the previous year.