An integrated care board is procuring a new supplier of non-emergency patient transport services after its previous contract was cancelled early following a dispute.
A trust has been reprimanded by the Information Commissioner’s Office for exposing a domestic abuse victim to risk by disclosing their address to an ex-partner.
The trusts with substantially worse experience of maternity care have been identified by the Care Quality Commission.
Ambulance staff are being urged to conserve oxygen supplies because of a national shortage of small cylinders used both on ambulances and in some A&E departments.
Only one in five trusts has reached the level of digitisation required by 2025 – more than three years after the target was set, tech chiefs have revealed.
Projects in Dorset and Devon are set to be the first within the government’s New Hospital Programme to agree construction contracts.
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.
A new chief executive has been announced for University Hospitals Dorset Foundation Trust.
A long-standing chief executive has announced her retirement after 20 years at the helm of NHS organisations.
HSJ analysis of data from the latest General Medical Council national training survey has revealed the top and bottom trusts for overall experience for junior doctors.
The English region least hit by the covid-19 outbreak so far has the biggest share of its waiting list who have been there a year or longer, HSJ analysis reveals.
The long-planned merger of two Dorset trusts is due to go ahead next month – after it was initially blocked by regulators seven years ago.
These are some of the serious findings of external reviews of NHS services from recent years, previously unpublished but now released to HSJ.
Regulators have approved a merger between two foundation trusts after initially blocking the plans seven years ago.
The quality and safety of patient care the system delivers depends on the wellbeing, morale and sustainability of frontline staff members. By Gordon Forbes
The trusts which are likely to face the fiercest struggle to deliver quality care in the immediate future have been identified through an analysis carried out exclusively for HSJ.
Two Dorset foundation trusts have welcomed the launch of the latest regulatory investigation into their proposed merger, which was infamously blocked seven years ago.
Analysis carried out for NHS England’s review of NHS targets has proposed it set a “maximum time-to-assessment target… for all those attending [accident and emergency departments]”.
The interim People Plan, published last summer, set out some key themes for the NHS to focus on in the years ahead, including ‘making the NHS the best place to work’, ‘improving leadership culture’ and ‘delivering 21st century care’.
The health secretary has given the green light to a major overhaul of Dorset’s acute hospital services, including the long-planned downgrade of Poole’s A&E department.