The chief executive of the UK’s medicine regulator is to leave his post in September 2019, six months after the UK is due to leave the European Union.
A teaching hospital that ran up a deficit of more than £100m overstated the income it hoped to receive while significantly increasing staff numbers, a report has revealed.
The health secretary has told HSJ the government is “not going to hand [integrated care contracts] to the big private healthcare companies”, and would make this clear in Parliament when it presents new NHS legislation.
The Care Quality Commission is actively considering more than 31 prosecutions of NHS organisations and has hired 11 ex-military and civil police officers to review evidence.
Artificial intelligence will help the Care Quality Commission to identify care failures and help target inspections where the risk is highest, HSJ has learned.
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman is to seek regulatory powers to help deliver a consistent NHS complaints service, as a new report says the watchdog is “in recovery” after a period of crisis.
A chief executive sacked in September has lodged an appeal against his dismissal.
Fit and proper person regulations are increasingly being used “merely as a sword against managers”, according to the head of the Managers in Partnership trade union.
A global pharmaceutical company has taken the NHS to court over a procurement process aimed to help England become the first country to eliminate hepatitis C.
The company embroiled in the clinical waste stockpiling controversy is seeking £15m from the NHS after accusing 17 trusts of unlawfully terminating their contracts, HSJ can reveal.
A Shelford Group chief executive was “deliberately misleading” or failed to show sufficient “care and attention” in the dismissal of a whistleblowing surgeon, an employment tribunal has said.
NHS England approved the use of an interim director providing turnaround support for a clinical commissioning group at a cost of £1,920 a day, HSJ has learned.
A company has won a High Court procurement challenge against a clinical commissioning group.
NHS providers must submit a business case to show setting up a wholly owned subsidiary company yields value beyond VAT savings, under new proposals from NHS Improvement.
A company was told that if it pursued a procurement challenge against a clinical commissioning group it could damage its chances of winning more work, court documents allege.
An ex-NHS director who accused senior female leaders of sexual discrimination has dropped his claims, according to his former employer.
Investigators for the General Medical Council are to be given “human factors” training amid changes to the regulator’s investigative processes.
A doctor who “performed a public service” by securing whistleblower protection for junior doctors has withdrawn his claim he was unfairly dismissed from a London trust for whistleblowing.
NHS trusts must review their practice “straight away” after a Supreme Court judgement yesterday extended their duty of care to information given to patients by clerical staff.
A former NHS director has accused senior female leaders at his old trust of sexual discrimination after he was found guilty of gross misconduct for agreeing an “irregular” pay off for a Morecambe Bay midwife.
Hundreds of tonnes of human body parts and dangerous waste from NHS patients has been stockpiled by a leading disposal company, sparking a major national incident.
Gender-balanced boards at NHS organisations result in “better care and safer care”, according to the leader of the Health and Care Women’s Leaders Network.
A national watchdog has upheld a series of complaints accusing Babylon Healthcare and GP at Hand of publishing misleading adverts.
An NHS trust in the West Midlands is to be prosecuted for asbestos failures by the Health and Safety Executive.
The Care Quality Commission “can’t be relied upon” to ensure NHS trusts comply with the statutory duty of candour, a new analysis shared with HSJ has claimed.
A community provider’s contract has been extended by four months, pending a court dispute over an integrated care deal.
More than 7,000 NHS staff raised concerns with a local freedom to speak up guardian according to the latest data.
An “arbitrary” gap in regulation is preventing NHS care failures, including alleged cover-ups, from being investigated according to senior figures who have led some of the most important NHS safety inquiries of recent years.
The NHS has today won a landmark legal battle against two international pharmaceutical giants which could save the health service hundreds of millions of pounds a year.
The chief executive of Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust has written to staff to say its chief information and digital officer has left the trust.