Three NHS providers successfully challenged the Care Quality Commission to improve their draft inspection rating last year.
NHS England has selected 14 hospital trusts to test new accident and emergency standards which could replace the four-hour target.
A former regional adviser for the Care Quality Commission has been appointed executive medical director at a community and mental health trust.
The chief officer of a CCG rated outstanding is stepping down as lead of a STP with the lowest rating.
A mental health trust has introduced a new rostering system after a nursing assistant claimed for more than £7,600 for bank shifts he did not work.
Health leaders in the north have set a date for publishing their sustainability and transformation plan, following calls for transparency from the region’s MPs.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.
Health and social care bodies across Northern Lincolnshire have used a £1.3m tranche of their Better Care Fund money to create a multi-disciplinary team to focus on care for frail elderly patients.
PERFORMANCE: Clinical governance experts are examining whether an action plan is being followed at a mental health unit where six inpatients took their own lives while on leave between April and December 2013.
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FINANCE: Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber Mental Health Foundation Trust made a surplus of £1.8m to the end of February – nearly £200,000 above plan.
PERFORMANCE: Two unexpected deaths and three suspected suicides were among six serious incidents reported by Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber Mental Health Foundation Trust between mid-February and mid-March.
PERFORMANCE: The puzzling appearance of a large number of previously unknown long waiters on a mental health’s trust waiting list has led to changes.
COMMERCIAL: Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber Mental Health Foundation Trust has been commissioned to deliver training in nutrition for young people who have experienced their first episode of psychosis to Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.
STRUCTURE: A partnership including Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber (RDaSH) FT has won a major contract to deliver training in psychological therapies for children.
WORKFORCE: Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber Mental Health Foundation Trust has appointed a medical director and associate medical director.
PERFORMANCE: Nurses at a Yorkshire trust are pioneering a prescribing initiative for alcohol addiction patients that has helped slash treatment times.