General practice – already under pressure – will be under the political spotlight over the next 12 months, with an election looming and the GP contract up for renewal.
The joint chair of two Midlands hospitals is stepping down after a four-year term.
Health leaders in the Midlands are considering winding down or merging an NHS trust that was supposed to hold a ‘landmark’ integrated care contract worth £360m, according to trust papers.
Digital provider Babylon Health is going to be “very cautious” about any further growth of its GP services in the UK, as it still loses money on every patient it sees, its chief executive has said.
A trust chief executive who behaved “poorly and inappropriately” in his role as interim CEO of another acute provider has been appointed permanent boss of both organisations.
A trust chair found by an NHS England review to have been complicit with poor and inappropriate behaviour has said he is now “really proud” of the organisation, in contrast to reports that he had been “ashamed to call himself chair” last year.
A long-serving NHS chief executive is set to become interim boss for a neighbouring hospital trust, amid plans for a provider group model.
A trust in the Midlands says its international recruitment plans have been ‘blown out of the water’ by the new covid variant and recent travel bans – and forced it to deploy medical trainees to the wards.
If the gains made in recent months are to be consolidated and advanced, support from boards, clinicians and patients will be vital
Coronavirus has helped put digital communication with patients firmly on the agenda. But how can the NHS further accelerate those advances, perhaps shifting to a setup in which such communication becomes the default? An HSJ webinar, supported by Zesty, explored this key issue.
NHS England and Improvement has written to trusts in the Black Country urging them to “rapidly” agree on a hospital group model, HSJ can reveal
Professor Sultan Mahmud was part of a small expert panel considering how the NHS might further accelerate advances in communicating with patients via online services, particularly given the coronavirus pandemic.
A trust chief says he was “leant on from a big height” to delay visiting restrictions at the start of the coronavirus pandemic - a decision which he believes could have cost 25 lives.
New analysis from Edge Health shows that district general hospitals around the centre of London have been the hardest hit by the covid-19 surge, says George Batchelor
Royal Wolverhampton Trust has become the first provider to sign a deal with Babylon Health for citywide coverage of a new covid-19 app, HSJ has learned.
A second coronavirus spike appears to be emerging in the West Midlands, with one of the region’s trusts now reporting nine deaths from the illness.
Babylon has announced major plans to partner with a Midlands trust and launch “digital-first integrated care” across the region.
A commissioner’s elective lead has raised concerns about the distance cardiology patients face travelling for treatment.
A hospital trust will divert A&E attendees to a neighbouring organisation after its board signed off a temporary closure of its own unit at night.