Serious safety concerns over a children’s autism service went unaddressed for at least two years, despite an admission from commissioners that the services were “not fit for purpose”.
David Bennett, the former boss of the competition regulator Monitor, has been appointed chair of Virgin Care, HSJ has learned.
A trust has extended its pathology contract with a public-private partnership as doubts have emerged over a planned merger with a neighbour.
The Mid Staffordshire Public Inquiry chair has said he believes it is time for a professional regulator to oversee senior NHS managers after admitting his fit and proper person test was “not fit for purpose”.
National officials are set to seek strengthened legal powers to force NHS providers to merge, HSJ has learned.
A trust leader has announced his retirement after 21 years as an NHS provider chief executive.
Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust has signed a £107m contract with Northern Ireland company to provide IT support services.
NHS Improvement and the Treasury have discussed proposals for “transaction funding” to support a new wave of takeovers of underperforming trusts by other organisations, HSJ can reveal.
The negative impact of continued organisational change on employees at NHS Improvement has been revealed in damning staff survey results obtained by HSJ.
A new inquiry by Bill Kirkup into the death of a baby girl 16 years ago will examine the role of NHS regulators and national bodies whose inaction led to a “regulatory gap”, HSJ can reveal.
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Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
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A review of the £750m UnitingCare Partnership contract debacle has laid bare the disjointed process undertaken by Cambridgeshire commissioners and its advisers, and the rows over who was to blame.
Spending on management consultants reduced by more than a quarter across the health service last year, although some of this was offset by an increase in spending on interims.
NHS Improvement is consulting on a new performance framework that would see foundation trusts and NHS trusts subject to the same rules.
Papers released by the Department of Health show trusts have borrowed hundreds of millions of pounds to pay suppliers, make redundancies and increase bed capacity.
The “oppressive” scrutiny faced by NHS chief executives is hampering innovation and often amounts to “bullying”, according to leaders interviewed for a new report.
Medical staff at a scandal hit teaching hospital where the chief executive has recently stood down are strongly disengaged with management, a leaked report reveals.
The chief executive of a troubled south London teaching hospital has stepped down, following intense regulatory scrutiny of the foundation trust’s sudden financial collapse last year.