More than half the compensation claims in ophthalmology relate to late treatment or missed follow-ups, new data reveals.
Dozens of patients suffered permanent or long-term harm to their eyes after waiting too long for a follow-up appointment, HSJ can reveal — with thousands more waiting over a year longer than they should have.
A trust in the West Midlands has appointed a former local authority chief as its new chair.
NHS England has announced the 12 trusts which will trial the proposed new elective waiting time standard.
NHS England’s medical director for the West Midlands has left to take up a role at a hospital trust.
NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.
NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy.
Around £20m in disputed payments between trusts and commissioners have been referred to NHS England for arbitration so far this financial year, board papers have revealed.
Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.
Outgoing King’s Fund chief executive Sir Chris Ham has been appointed as independent chair of a sustainability and transformation partnership in the West Midlands.
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The winners of the 2018 Patient Safety Awards have been revealed.
A trust investigation into patient deaths or harm following brain surgery was hampered by “significant shortcomings”, a royal college review has found.
HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.
NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.