The proportion of stroke units awarded the top ratings in a national audit has fallen significantly, HSJ analysis shows.
More than half the staff at eight trusts have either refused or failed to declare whether they consider themselves ‘disabled’, an HSJ analysis has found.
Trusts have been told to ‘get their act together’ on health inequalities, after HSJ research suggested only a small minority have so far published data on disparities in waiting times between different patient groups.
An acute trust chief has taken the rare step of publicly condemning an MP who claimed nurses and teachers had ‘a quiet drink’ after shifts during covid lockdowns.
Analysis of new data has identified multiple trusts which appear to have no executives or very senior managers from a minority ethnic background, despite their workforces being relatively diverse.
The chair of the trust slammed in a scathing review for its ‘intimidating… flawed and not fit for purpose’ hunt for a whistleblower has stood down.
The former hospital chief executive who stood down shortly before a review slammed his organisation’s ‘flawed, intimidating’ hunt for a whistleblower will continue to be employed by the trust on an annual remuneration package worth £270,000 until September 2022, HSJ has learned.
Seven trusts have been selected for a new centralised approach to buying major IT equipment in a bid to “accelerate” digitisation across the health service, HSJ has learned.
Inconsistent leadership and poor teamworking, lack of risk oversight and a failure to engage with women’s needs are among the issues continuing to affect the safety of some hospital maternity services, the Care Quality Commission has found.
A mental health trust has appointed a permanent chief executive after a previous candidate withdrew his application for the role following an inquiry into his qualifications.
A £440m community services contract was due to be handed over to a new provider alliance this month, but the partners have failed to agree contractual terms and predicted it could take a further 18 months to do so.
Primary care leaders in Essex and Suffolk are at loggerheads with some of their acute counterparts over proposals which would make integrated care systems coterminous with the county council boundaries.
Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has appointed an interim chief executive after its previous candidate was forced to withdraw his application in March after an inquiry about his qualifications.
Seven trusts will receive £6m each over the next three years in the second phase of Matt Hancock’s plan to improve IT infrastructure in the health service.
Trust chief executives and a senior Tory MP have contacted Matt Hancock to object to plans to redraw NHS boundaries, which are understood to be driven personally by him, HSJ has learned.
An alliance comprising private firm Virgin and local NHS providers has bagged a £440m contract for community services currently run by a social enterprise.
A national safety watchdog has been forced to release almost 100 pieces of evidence, including from NHS staff, after being ordered to by courts.
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NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has launched a blistering attack on people who post videos of ‘empty’ hospitals online claiming they show the NHS is not under pressure from covid.
Colchester hospital has been chosen over Ipswich to host a new £44m elective orthopaedic centre, prompting East Suffolk politicians to allege their local provider has deteriorated since the two hospitals merged and urging a re-think.