Coronavirus has helped put digital communication with patients firmly on the agenda. But how can the NHS further accelerate those advances, perhaps shifting to a setup in which such communication becomes the default? An HSJ webinar, supported by Zesty, explored this key issue.
If the gains made in recent months are to be consolidated and advanced, support from boards, clinicians and patients will be vital
NHS England and Improvement has written to trusts in the Black Country urging them to “rapidly” agree on a hospital group model, HSJ can reveal
Professor Sultan Mahmud was part of a small expert panel considering how the NHS might further accelerate advances in communicating with patients via online services, particularly given the coronavirus pandemic.
A trust chief says he was “leant on from a big height” to delay visiting restrictions at the start of the coronavirus pandemic - a decision which he believes could have cost 25 lives.
New analysis from Edge Health shows that district general hospitals around the centre of London have been the hardest hit by the covid-19 surge, says George Batchelor
Royal Wolverhampton Trust has become the first provider to sign a deal with Babylon Health for citywide coverage of a new covid-19 app, HSJ has learned.
A second coronavirus spike appears to be emerging in the West Midlands, with one of the region’s trusts now reporting nine deaths from the illness.
Babylon has announced major plans to partner with a Midlands trust and launch “digital-first integrated care” across the region.
A commissioner’s elective lead has raised concerns about the distance cardiology patients face travelling for treatment.
A hospital trust will divert A&E attendees to a neighbouring organisation after its board signed off a temporary closure of its own unit at night.
The sustainability and transformation partnership leader for the Black Country and west Birmingham is stepping down.
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The board of a hospital trust in the West Midlands has agreed to reduce the numbers of registered nurses on its wards replacing them with nursing associates.
Another trust in the West Midlands has raised concerns over under pressure neurology services with hundreds of people waiting for an appointment.
A trust’s stroke services deemed “unsustainable” by commissioners are set to be taken over by a neighbouring provider.
A major £1.2bn procurement for cancer and end of life care which was “paused” because of the collapse of another similar large contract involving the same lead advisers has finally been given the go ahead by NHS England.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
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