An acute trust in the East Midlands has been issued with a warning notice and seen its maternity services downgraded from ‘good’ to ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission after ‘assurances’ that improvements had been made proved misleading.
At least two trusts are set to fall short on a high-profile pledge to eradicate ‘dormitory’ style wards in mental health facilities, with delays caused by cost pressures and shortage of materials and labour.
Government is in talks with national NHS leaders over how to fill an urgent funding gap of at least £1bn this financial year, HSJ has learned, as new analysis shows all 42 local integrated care systems were behind their own plans less than halfway through 2023-24.
HSJ can reveal the first ratings given to every integrated care system for the ‘digital maturity’ of its NHS providers.
Fewer than one in 10 GP practices offers patients access to their records in several areas of England, with significant variation across England, six months ahead of a new deadline.
More than half of integrated care systems do not have a fully developed population health management system, despite this being a ‘core aim’, HSJ can reveal.
Three Midlands hospital trusts with a combined turnover of more than £2bn are moving to share a single chair, who wants to drive further collaboration and partnership between them, HSJ can reveal.
A national plan to build new ‘super’ primary care hubs in six areas has been halted with immediate effect by NHS England because of a lack of capital funding.
A hospital trust has been told to pay almost a quarter of a million pounds after pleading guilty to failing to provide safe care to a patient with advanced dementia who fatally injured himself.
At least 14 integrated care systems have now officially admitted they will end the year with a budget deficit, after just five areas said this at the start of the year.
The first NHS ambulance strike for 32 years appears not to have had any major impact so far.
Internal NHS data suggests every integrated care system is set to bust the caps placed on their agency spending, many by over 50 per cent.
An acute trust facing a worsening financial position has been warned it lacks ‘sufficient grip and control’ on spending.
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The chief executive of Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust has announced she will retire in April.
A trust has written to its registered workforce to reassure them of management support when delivering care in ‘extremely challenging circumstances’.
Police raised concerns to the Care Quality Commission over the care at a private hospital after being called eight times by a patient, a report has revealed.
The chairs have been chosen for 25 of the 42 NHS integrated care boards which will plan health services from April.
The great majority of England’s health systems have given first doses of the covid vaccination to more than half of those aged 45 to 49 in their area, according to the latest NHS England data.