Patients have claimed they have been left hanging on the telephone for hours after a dermatology service was transferred to a new provider.
NHS England has “questions to answer” about its lung cancer scanning pilots, as concerns have been raised over whether there will be enough diagnostic capacity to cope with the expected increase in referrals.
A trust has apologised to patients after its performance against the two-week waiting time target for symptomatic breast referrals fell to less than 8 per cent.
A controversial decision to strip a leading trust of its scanning service has been referred to the health secretary.
NHS commissioners and IT suppliers will need to get sign-off from NHSX for new digital projects, according to fresh details released about the government’s new tech agency.
The IT systems for national screening services are set for a major overhaul in the wake of two high-profile failures in the programmes.
NHS performance against the four-hour accident and emergency target hit a new record low in February – for the second month in a row.
Repeated raids on NHS capital budgets have left hospitals with “woefully poor” diagnostic equipment, according to the previous national cancer director.
A trust has made changes to its lung cancer service after concerns patients were much less likely to access chemotherapy and other anti-cancer therapies than elsewhere in the country.
Officials have confirmed medical air freight costs could be “passed on to hospitals” in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
A trust has been unable to start some new cancer trials as planned after regulators partially suspended its licence to manufacture medicines.
NHS trusts will have “no choice but to prioritise” which patients receive cancer treatment if a no-deal Brexit delays the import of radioisotopes, the Royal College of Radiologists has told HSJ.
A major teaching hospital is putting plans in place to prioritise which patients to treat if a no-deal Brexit causes critical shortages in drugs and/or medical devices.
Nearly half of people in England with a learning disability did not receive an annual health check last year, new data has revealed.
Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.
The preferences of 1.6m people who do not want to share their health data will not apply to patient experience surveys after concerns were raised it would undermine improvements in care.
The rollout of a new bowel cancer test in England, which was due to start late last year, has been held up because supplier contracts for testing kits have not been signed.
The whole of England is to be covered by integrated care systems in just over two years, the NHS long-term plan has said.
NHS England is encouraging bids from advanced health economies which have the “appetite” to take on delegated specialised commissioning budgets.
Jeremy Hunt’s statement in Parliament about failures in the national breast screening programme was based on incorrect information from Public Health England, according to an independent review published today.