A mental health trust has been fined £200,000 for breaching the Care Quality Commission’s fundamental standards in only the second case of its kind.
NHS England is to issue new guidance to clinical commissioning groups in the wake of an alleged cover-up of a teenager’s avoidable death.
A clinical commissioning group altered a review of the death of a teenager with a learning disability – including removing a finding that it was “avoidable” – sparking concern that the national system may be flawed.
An employment judge has branded NHS Professionals and a trust “appalling” for their failure to conclude a disciplinary case for nearly three years.
Trusts are not doing enough to review and learn from the deaths of their patients, a report from the Care Quality Commission has warned.
A second NHS trust is being prosecuted by the Care Quality Commission over the death of a patient under fundamental standards brought in after the Mid Staffordshire care scandal.
One of England’s largest mental health trusts is reviewing 250 patients who have endured long waits to access one of its flagship services.
Struggling community teams have resorted to “limiting access” to services for seriously ill patients as investment fails to reach the front line, an official report has claimed.
Chief executive of the Care Quality Commission Ian Trenholm explains the work the regulator is doing to explore potential prosecutions against NHS trusts and how the regulator is seeking to ensure lessons can be learned to drive systemic change.
The Care Quality Commission is actively considering more than 31 prosecutions of NHS organisations and has hired 11 ex-military and civil police officers to review evidence.
An investigation has revealed some of the highest interim manager payments by NHS trusts, including a chief operating officer who cost his trust the equivalent of £700,000 per year.
One third of community hospitals missed their safe staffing plans every month for at least three years, HSJ analysis suggests.
NHS Improvement has refused to relax a trust’s financial “control total” despite the local finance director arguing that “mistakes of the past” had resulted in the target being missed.
More than 450 patients died from prescriptions made “without medical justification” at a hospital where the use of opioids resulted in an “institutionalised practice of shortening patients’ lives”, an investigation has found.
NHS Improvement has lifted several “regulatory undertakings” at one of England’s largest community and mental health trusts.
Community services will remain at Southern Health Foundation Trust after the new leadership team opted against a proposed divestment.
Substantive differences to the 0-5 age group could minimise or even prevent mental health issues persisting into adulthood, writes Nicole Ridgwell
The care minister has admitted misleading MPs over whether the Department of Health and Social Care was told a review into the deaths of people with learning disabilities was due to be published.
Fewer than one in ten deaths of people with learning disabilities have been subject to a new review process, with providers blaming “overstretched budgets and the pressures on staff time”, a new report reveals.