More hospitals have closed parts of their site after discovering potentially unsafe concrete had been used in the building structures, HSJ has learned.
NHS England London threatened to remove a foundation trust’s governors in a dispute about a new chair appointment, it has emerged.
The best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food have been revealed in a national assessment by patients and staff.
An interim joint chair has been hired by two trusts on a six-month contract, their third appointment to the role in under two years.
Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by HSJ bureau chief Ben Clover.
The joint CEO of two trusts felt she needed to prove herself when vying for top-level roles – while others landed jobs based on their potential alone.
The former chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has been appointed chair of a small specialist trust involved in a controversial proposed merger.
There are 16 NHS trusts where at least one in six staff have not had two doses of coronavirus vaccine, and all but one of them are in London and Birmingham.
Sixteen people are now chairing more than one NHS trust, but there is significant variation in how much they are paid for their extra roles, an HSJ analysis has found.
Fourteen trusts have had their financial data excluded from a national survey of spending due to accounting errors, in a process that one described as ‘very harsh’.
Women in a newly opened psychiatric intensive care unit had concerns for their sexual safety, a Care Quality Commission report has revealed.
A trust chief executive has called for staff to come forward with concerns after anonymous allegations were made about black workers being treated like a ‘second class’.
Several mental health trusts have reported spikes in incidents of physical restraint or seclusion on patients, driven by covid-19 restrictions, HSJ has learned.
Hundreds of sexual assaults are reported each year on mixed-sex mental health wards in England, HSJ can reveal, highlighting the urgent need for investment to improve facilities.
The first NHS targets for reducing the disproportionate share of black and minority ethnic staff being subject to disciplinary cases have been set by NHS England, which has also told trusts to reduce unnecessary disciplinary action overall.
NHS England says the government should consider hundreds of mental health patients who are being treated in “distressing” dormitory-style wards when it determines future capital spending budgets.