Officials have restarted the distribution of a Flu vaccine for one million children following “concerning delays”.
An overhaul in the pathway for a flagship mental health service in Birmingham has led to a 30 per cent decrease in its waiting list since June.
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Foundation Trust has achieved a “good” rating overall following its first Care Quality Commission inspection as a single organisation - down from the “outstanding” held by one of its predecessor trusts.
NHS England has agreed to investigate concerns raised by an MP about a clinical commissioning group’s procurement of children’s autism services following a request from the health and social care secretary.
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”.
The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch will stop carrying out external maternity incident investigations by 2021, handing them back to the NHS, HSJ has learned.
NHS England has set up an independent board to scrutinise inpatient mental health, learning disabilities and autism services for children and young people, amid growing safety concerns nationally.
Staff failing to act on abnormal fetal heartbeats during labour was the most common contributing factor in cases where babies were born with brain damage and referred to NHS Resolution’s new early notification scheme, it has emerged.
A 73-year-old woman died after the NHS 111 helpline failed to recognise her symptoms as a sign of sepsis, in the latest death linked to the Pathways system.
A mental health trust is to take over a contract for children’s autism services following a dispute between a private provider and local commissioners.
New mental health emergency care targets will be trialled across 11 NHS organisations and one social enterprise, NHS England has confirmed.
Cultural issues within NHS trusts will be monitored by NHS England’s regional teams under its new single oversight framework.
The NHS has faced fresh calls to make changes to its 111 service after a coroner blamed its triage system for confusing a 17-year-old who later died.
Hundreds of patients, including children, dependent on intravenous nutrition to keep them alive are experiencing delays in vital deliveries, because of restrictions placed on the manufacturer by the medical devices regulator.
Children who sustain severe burns in Kent, Surrey and Sussex will be treated in Essex or central London from next month, as a specialist unit has temporarily closed.
NHS England engaged in an unprecedented attempt to interfere with an independent clinical body’s report into child cancer services, seeking to have a recommendation on co-location of intensive care services removed, HSJ has learned.
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens was present at a meeting where a decision was taken not to publish a 2015 report which exposed concerns about children’s cancer care in London, minutes newly released to HSJ show.
A leading doctor who served on an NHS England group tasked with designing new child cancer standards has told HSJ that changes to soften the proposals were “insisted on” by its officials.
Clinicians drawing up new clinical standards for child cancer services in the NHS faced “unwarranted pressure” from NHS England’s cancer team to soften their recommendations, three other experts in the field have said.
Concerns about children’s cancer services in London have – in the words of one informed figure – been an “open secret” for almost a decade, and involved multiple reviews by experts and discussions at the highest levels.