NHS England is working to develop a single framework for all professional regulators when dealing with a conduct complaint.
Ear, nose and throat surgery in the NHS suffers from “significant unwarranted variation” in outcomes, a new study has found.
A ruling which saw a whistleblowing surgeon lose his case for discrimination has revealed the extent of medical infighting at the “increasingly dysfunctional” ENT department within one of the country’s most troubled trusts.
A consultant surgeon must pay an NHS trust £170,000 after he lost a whistleblowing case on appeal.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council misled former health secretary Jeremy Hunt over its handling of fitness to practise cases linked to the Morecambe Bay maternity scandal, an independent report has said.
A manager has won his employment tribunal against a patient transport company he alleged had misled clients over staffing.
The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch will stop carrying out external maternity incident investigations by 2021, handing them back to the NHS, HSJ has learned.
The Care Quality Commission has dropped a prosecution against United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust for duty of candour breaches due to a lack of evidence.
A senior finance manager convicted of fraud must repay £220,000 or face another three years in jail, a judge has ruled.
The Supreme Court could hear a landmark case on trainee doctors’ rest breaks, which could have “huge implications” for NHS trusts.
NHS England’s national director for mental health is considering asking trusts to look at their recruitment processes, after discovering her own trust had hired a nurse who previously falsified a care plan.
A GP unfairly dismissed her practice manager, a tribunal has found, after the manager and her mother gave themselves large unauthorised pay rises.
New laws will come into effect tomorrow requiring doctors to report deaths to a coroner for the first time in a bid to modernise the death reporting process in England and Wales.
An NHS trust is routinely sharing patients’ identities with a major credit check firm to find overseas visitors who can be charged, and officials have sought to extend the scheme nationally, HSJ can reveal.
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.
Patient, staff and NHS groups have joined with NHS England to ask government to put forward an “NHS integrated care bill”, which would scrap big chunks of the last major piece of health legislation.
Virgin Care and an NHS provider have won an £85m joint community services project.
All safety alerts issued by national bodies are to be standardised under a single template in an effort to eradicate confusion and reduce the burden on NHS organisations.
The Queen’s Speech could cover new patient safety legislation, including giving the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch extensive new powers, such as the ability to fine trusts and seize equipment.
An ambulance trust has been ordered to pay £96,000 to a wrongfully dismissed employee after a tribunal branded its response to his concerns as “appalling”.
The NHS and the national medical regulator could face legal action over the shortage of intravenous feed supplies for hundreds of UK patients, HSJ has learned.
NHS England has agreed a settlement with one of the country’s largest clinical waste companies following allegations of “substantial overcharging”.
Senior clinicians have called for a review into how hundreds of patients have been left without intravenous food after action by the medical regulator severly curtailed its supply.
The Care Quality Commission has increased the number of criminal prosecutions of health and social care providers by more than 32 per cent in a year.
NHS England’s national director for mental health has reignited the debate over local government’s stewardship of public health services by claiming “relentless retendering” is damaging integration, quality and staff morale.
Dozens of patients including children have now been admitted to hospital because of the national shortage of intravenous food supplies for patients who cannot eat normal food, HSJ has learned.
The shortage of intravenous feed supplies affecting hundreds of patients across the country has been declared a national emergency incident by NHS leaders.
A tribunal has backed the Care Quality Commission for a second time over its refusal to register a new “campus style” learning disability care home.
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.