Four more chairs have been announced for the new ‘integrated care boards’, which are set to take on commissioning budgets for each health system from April.
A mental health trust which is in NHS England’s ‘recovery support programme’ has appointed a new chair.
A private ambulance company which provided patient transport services for the NHS has been deregistered by the Care Quality Commission.
A hospital has started directing people who turn up at accident and emergency with less serious problems to other services, including one more than 30 miles away.
The number of covid patients in English hospitals has hit a new high in this summer’s wave, leaping sharply over the weekend.
Hospitals in covid hotspots have been forced to start diluting their nurse-to-patient ratios in critical care units, after seeing staff absence levels soar in recent weeks.
The official leading the government’s flagship hospital building programme has admitted ‘the brakes have come on’ for some of the frontrunner projects, with some having to revisit their designs due to new requirements.
NHS England will publish each integrated care system’s carbon footprint before October, under plans to track progress against the health service’s sustainability programme.
The deaths of covid positive patients in English hospitals has hit a record low.
A former public health minister has been appointed chair of a mental health trust.
Weekly covid hospital admissions increased the day before the latest step in the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, according to analysis of NHS England data.
The number of covid positive hospital patients is dropping almost twice as fast in the south and east than it is in the north.
A nurse who sent ‘potentially threatening’ emails to two chief executives has been told to pay her former trust £17,000 in costs after a judge labelled her conduct ‘vexatious’.
A survey of an area’s GPs and other primary care staff found those from a minority ethnic background feel they are less involved in decision making and less respected by their colleagues, according to results shared with HSJ.
The number of critical care patients in England is still significantly more than was seen last year, despite occupancy coming down across the country, HSJ analysis shows.
Patient positivity about NHS hospital services suffered a sharp drop during the autumn, and satisfaction with access is now well below pre-pandemic levels, according to analysis exclusively shared with HSJ.
Critical care occupancy remains stubbornly high at 10 trusts which still have around double the number of patients they had capacity for last winter, HSJ can reveal.
Nearly half of England’s health systems have scant space in general hospitals for non-covid patients as they juggle beds between covid and non-covid services while running at high occupancy rates, an HSJ analysis of NHS data shows.
A clinical commissioning group has told NHS England its proposal to abolish CCGs shows a “significant lack of insight” and could “distract from, rather than support, the other changes and progress which are needed”.
The number of critically ill covid-19 patients being transferred between hospitals under pressure from the third wave of the pandemic is on course to hit a record high in January, HSJ can reveal.