A coroner has issued warnings over safety at private hospitals after a patient referred out of the NHS by his consultant died following surgery.
NHS England has hired a trust chief executive on a part-time basis to oversee development of community health services.
A former Department of Health and Social Care permanent secretary has called on the government to put more emphasis on an “innovation rich and technology rich NHS” in order to maintain “a really vibrant life sciences industry” post Brexit.
The government has awarded a contract worth almost £100,000 to research how the UK can expand its healthcare education and training offer to overseas students.
Achieving an even gender balance on NHS organisations’ boards by 2020 is now a “much harder task” than it was a year ago, as only a quarter of providers have so far met the target.
National leaders have confirmed they will “significantly reduce” the value of CQUIN incentive schemes, despite NHS England previously denying that major changes were planned.
The government’s funding settlement will leave the NHS with an efficiency challenge of around £11bn – which is half the amount that was required in the Five Year Forward View period, according to a new analysis.
Private providers could carry out around 100,000 additional inpatient procedures by the end of the 2018-19 year, senior industry sources told HSJ, as the NHS grapples with its growing waiting list.
NHS Providers has added its voice to warnings against local NHS trusts being given “safe space” powers to investigate patient safety incidents.
The government’s funding settlement for the NHS should focus on raising mental health workforce levels, addressing health inequalities and boosting prevention strategies, HSJ has been told.
Plans for new standardised NHS buildings are being drawn up by efficiency directors in a bid to speed up much needed improvements to ageing estate.
Local NHS providers and commissioners were given a fresh warning this week that their plans will not deliver the “capacity, productivity or length of stay” improvements required for 2018-19.
Jeremy Hunt has said that talks within government about a long-term settlement for the NHS are “difficult and ongoing” and any deal would be linked to new “simple goals”.
Any funding deal worth less than 4 per cent in real terms each year would see the service in ”managed decline”, NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson has told HSJ.
NHS Improvement will take a “long, hard and important look” at the configuration of clinical services and the organisational structures around them, its chief executive said this morning.
Independent sector hospitals are “willing to learn and improve” and will do so faster than NHS providers, one of their national representatives has argued in response to concerns about safety.
The health service needs a minimum of £4bn additional revenue just to sustain day to day services, the NHS Confederation has warned.
Plans to give health workers first refusal on affordable housing built on surplus NHS land have been welcomed by sector representatives.