Two acute and community trusts are considering spending part of their government-funded estates cash on a major digital transformation project, amid plans to merge into one organisation.
Hospital chiefs in the South West have warned the region will not avoid the extreme pressures felt by other parts of the NHS, amid rapidly rising numbers of covid-19 inpatients.
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Ten more hospitals are to start giving the Pfizer covid vaccine, including two in coronavirus ‘hot spots’.
Nearly £350m was earmarked by NHS England/Improvement for spending on England’s Nightingale hospitals, according to newly published contracts.
Two hospital trusts are set to extend their shared leadership indefinitely amid the expiry of a two-year collaboration contract.
A previously unpublished report has laid bare multiple failings in a remote trust’s maternity department.
Several NHS trusts have waited up to a week to find out if their patients have covid-19 after experiencing delays at local laboratories, HSJ has learned.
Two hospital trusts in a health economy with major financial problems are to explore joining together more formally.
Two of a sustainability and transformation partnership’s four acute trusts are yet to commit to rolling out a shared electronic record system, despite being asked to by NHS Improvement.
An acute trust has increased its forecast deficit by around £20m, amid a worsening of its county’s overall finances.
One of England’s largest clinical commissioning groups has increased its planned deficit by nearly £40m.
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.
A former medical director who allegedly bullied senior clinicians was paid £300,000 in 2018-19, despite an external investigation into his conduct preventing him from fully carrying out his duties.
Power and workforce problems led to nearly a third of patients referred for diagnostic tests waiting longer than the six-week target at one acute trust.
NHS England and NHS Improvement have appointed a former chief nurse as deputy chief people officer, it has been announced.
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.
Devon sustainability and transformation partnership has appointed an improvement director who was overseeing three troubled Norfolk trusts as its lead chief executive
An acute and community trust is reviewing four of its main care pathways in an effort to avoid issues faced by other providers as it prepares to switch to the Epic electronic patient record.