Clinical commissioning groups in Kent are being asked to find at least an extra £2m for a service which is leaving people waiting months for wheelchairs.
Thousands of disabled children who need a wheelchair are still being forced to wait more than four months from the time of their referral to the equipment being delivered, an exclusive HSJ analysis of official data has revealed.
More than a third of NHS trusts had at least one board level vacancy last year with more than half of directors in post for less than three years, according to new research.
The gender pay gaps at the NHS arm’s length bodies have been revealed in new data published by the government.
Simon Stevens has said addressing health inequality should be addressed in the upcoming long term plan for health and care.
A former hospital chief executive has been ordered to repay around £11,000 to the NHS or go to prison.
The government has conceded it unlawfully prevented adults from receiving compensation if they developed complications after having a seasonal flu vaccine.
NHS Improvement has published a “just culture” guide to help NHS trusts make decisions following an incident of patient harm.
A national and regional breakdown of results for acute trusts by the percentage of staff reporting experiencing harassment, bullying or abuse from other staff in last 12 months, in the NHS staff survey 2017.
Patients are more likely to have a good experience if a trust’s black and minority ethnic staff feel secure in raising concerns, according to the academic who led an NHS England study.
Papworth Hospital Foundation Trust was the worst trust in England for racial bias in its formal disciplinary process last financial year.
The NHS has seen a slight improvement in how black and minority ethnic staff are treated compared to white colleagues since 2016 but the latest data stills shows there is “much, much more work to do”.
More than half of the respondents to a survey completed by NHS England’s black and minority ethnic staff claimed to have been bullied by their line manager HSJ can reveal.
Women working at the Department of Health earn up to 14 per cent less than men an hour – despite women making up two-thirds of its workforce.
A hospital consultant has been barred from returning to work at his trust over claims of sexual harassment, despite winning his claim for unfair dismissal.
The number of mixed sex ward breaches more than doubled over the last two years, prompting concerns from senior NHS managers about care quality and patient dignity.
Clinical commissioning groups have been warned their policies on assisted conception could fall foul of discrimination laws if they treat same sex couples differently from heterosexual ones.
Women leaders in the NHS are being offered customised internships outside the health service to boost their skills and launch them into executive director roles.
A hospital trust’s BME network has said it has “no confidence” in the organisation’s board “to deliver race equality”, following the apparent dismissal of the network’s chair.
A trust non-executive director is bringing a religious discrimination complaint against NHS Improvement, claiming he has been barred from other NHS roles because of his religious beliefs.