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.
The Care Quality Commission has launched rapid reviews of how well local health systems are collaborating.
A Midlands hospital is under police investigation for allegedly manipulating waiting list figures.
ealth economies in the North and Midlands are seeing rising or persistently high covid-19 case rates while a health system in the South West is showing a notable increase in cases.
Hospitals are planning for surges in A&E “similar to that of new year’s eve” on the night of 4 July, when pubs and restaurants are due to reopen after the coronavirus lockdown, HSJ has learned.
Deaths from covid-19 in England’s hospitals are declining at the fastest rate yet, as the whole South West region sees one death in seven days.
There is growing frustration from local leaders over delays in accessing covid-19 capital funds – despite government assurances the NHS would get “whatever it needs”.
The NHS must directly confront the issue of “white privilege”, take responsibility for the fact that some from a minority ethnic background believe the service contains “racist” organisations, and stop looking for reasons not to tackle discrimination, leading NHS figures have told HSJ.
Three regions have now overtaken London on the rate of “excess deaths” since the start of the coronavirus pandemic – suggesting increased attention and financial support should be given to these areas.
Inspectors have placed a women’s mental health service into special measures after patients were said to have been subjected to “inappropriate” and “derogatory” treatment by staff.
A primary care network with 80,000 patients is at risk of collapsing following a dispute over resources.
The chair of an integrated care system and former local authority director has been appointed as the lead of a new government covid-19 social care taskforce.
A US data mining firm has offered NHS England two covid-19 tracking programmes in conjunction with local commissioners, HSJ has learned.
A unique analysis of data on 203 publicly reported deaths of health and social care workers from covid-19, shows a significant over-representation of BAME individuals. This is the third article in a series produced by Lesa Kearney, Simon Lennane, Ella Woodman, Emira Kursumovic and Tim Cook
The region with the highest number of returning NHS staff has more than six times as many as the region with the lowest number, HSJ can reveal.
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
Seventy-two trusts had recorded at least one coronavirus death on Sunday, an increase of 15 on Friday.
The chief executive of an embattled trust has told HSJ the organisation has sometimes been guilty of normalising the “unacceptable”, after regulators decided it should remain in special measures.
A hospital trust chief in Lincolnshire has apologised to patients after two emergency departments were given the lowest rating by inspectors for the second time in a year.