Two hospital trusts today announced they will share a chair – the latest in a string of shared leadership moves among NHS providers, especially in London.
Sir Andrew Dillon will step down as the chief executive of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in March 2020 after more than 20 years in the role.
A union is balloting its members over strike action at a hospital trust, amid claims the number of staff cleaning theatres is being cut.
NHS England engaged in an unprecedented attempt to interfere with an independent clinical body’s report into child cancer services, seeking to have a recommendation on co-location of intensive care services removed, HSJ has learned.
NHS England has said Cally Palmer, national cancer director and chief executive of the Royal Marsden Foundation Trust, will “play no part” in decisions on new child cancer standards.
NHS England covered up serious problems with paediatric cancer care in London – which had seen children dying in “terrible agony” – and has “buried” attempts to overhaul the services, an HSJ investigation has established.
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A trust has reached an out-of-court settlement with a wrongly excluded senior surgeon and apologised for the “distress” the legal proceedings had caused her.
A teaching trust had to appeal to NHS Improvement for funding to ensure the safety of its “fragile” water system after two patients contracted legionella, HSJ can reveal.
A hospital trust is to outsource more than 100 surgeries as it tries to bring its waiting list under control.
A mental health trust has said it can “operate for four days” by increasing its stock of frozen food and replacing hot meals for patients with cold meals, in the event of food shortages caused by a no-deal Brexit.
NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy.
In spite of record pressures on A&E waiting times, the English NHS managed to have a fairly normal January for elective care.
A major teaching hospital in south London is refusing to release a long-awaited workforce investigation that was completed late last year.
Below is a breakdown of acute and combined trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2018 NHS staff survey.