A long-standing chief executive has announced her retirement after 20 years at the helm of NHS organisations.
HSJ analysis of data from the latest General Medical Council national training survey has revealed the top and bottom trusts for overall experience for junior doctors.
The English region least hit by the covid-19 outbreak so far has the biggest share of its waiting list who have been there a year or longer, HSJ analysis reveals.
The long-planned merger of two Dorset trusts is due to go ahead next month – after it was initially blocked by regulators seven years ago.
These are some of the serious findings of external reviews of NHS services from recent years, previously unpublished but now released to HSJ.
Regulators have approved a merger between two foundation trusts after initially blocking the plans seven years ago.
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The trusts which are likely to face the fiercest struggle to deliver quality care in the immediate future have been identified through an analysis carried out exclusively for HSJ.
Two Dorset foundation trusts have welcomed the launch of the latest regulatory investigation into their proposed merger, which was infamously blocked seven years ago.
Analysis carried out for NHS England’s review of NHS targets has proposed it set a “maximum time-to-assessment target… for all those attending [accident and emergency departments]”.
The interim People Plan, published last summer, set out some key themes for the NHS to focus on in the years ahead, including ‘making the NHS the best place to work’, ‘improving leadership culture’ and ‘delivering 21st century care’.
The health secretary has given the green light to a major overhaul of Dorset’s acute hospital services, including the long-planned downgrade of Poole’s A&E department.
A hospital trust has been fined £45,000 following the death of a leukaemia patient who was given five times the amount of drugs she was prescribed during a clinical trial.
The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.
An ambulance trust has been temporarily barred from training new apprentices after a critical report from the education regulator.
A trust merger which was first proposed in 2011 has been delayed again – this time by up to 18 months.
With the new prime minister poised to announce NHS building projects, HSJ has identified 20 of the most significant hospital infrastructure schemes that require big injections of capital funding, often to address pressing problems with care quality.
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Plans to trial a new standalone one-hour sepsis target for emergency departments as part of the NHS standards review pilot could be dropped, HSJ understands.
Fresh concerns have been raised about how NHS England is conducting its controversial pilot of new accident and emergency standards.