Underpinned by a cross sector collaboration, a teledermatology service for patients with suspicious skin lesions is already showing demonstrable benefits for the wider system, writes Claire Read
NHS England’s former chief operating officer Sir David Sloman has taken another private sector position, after stepping down in September.
HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get back in the black. By finance correspondent Henry Anderson.
An ongoing row between a major trust and its smaller neighbour over the care of acute stroke patients is leading to ‘significant’ patient safety risks, it has been warned.
The number of trusts outperforming their peers on infant mortality has fallen, according to a national audit.
An integrated care system deemed to be a relatively strong performer is now forecasting a £25m deficit, after signing up to a breakeven plan at the start of the year, its CEO has said.
Nearly two-thirds of trusts have a ‘first-time’ chief executive, while one-third of the sector’s CEOs have been in their current post for 18 months or less, following a period of remarkable turnover since the covid crisis.
A chief executive of a major acute trust has said much of the ‘emphasis’ placed on CEOs represents an ‘outdated model of leadership’.
With current bed occupancy levels above 95 per cent, electronic bed and capacity management can help the NHS fix the problem, writes Stephen Bush
The Society of Radiographers is considering reballoting members in an effort to significantly increase the scope of its industrial action, the union’s director of industrial strategy has told HSJ.
Around a quarter of acute trusts paid consultants premium rates to provide strike cover during the first two junior doctors’ walkouts, broadly matching the pay levels demanded by the British Medical Association’s ‘rate card’, HSJ research has found.
A pharma and diagnostics firm has dropped its bid to reverse a decision by three acute trusts to award a multimillion pound pathology contract to a competitor.
A private provider has accused three acute trusts of breaking procurement rules over how they handled bids for a contract worth up to £475m to supply them with managed pathology services.
The third biggest trust in the NHS has agreed to increase consultant overtime rates ahead of next week’s junior doctors strike, despite a regional attempt to hold the line, citing patient safety and the need to treat cancer patients, HSJ can reveal.
More than 800 consultants in London have signed a letter saying they will not cover the junior doctors’ strike next week unless their trusts agree to pay a higher overtime rate set by the British Medical Association.
NHS England has launched a new framework for quality improvement and delivery, including a national board that will pick a ‘small number of shared national priorities’.
NHS England pressed ahead with a controversial return to payment by results despite strong opposition from some of the service’s largest trusts, HSJ can reveal.
At HSJ’s recent Digital Transformation Summit, board representatives from ICS and provider organisations came together to debate the most pressing issues confronting digital health leaders
Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.