Poor governance and cultural problems at the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch have damaged staff morale and led to confused decision making according to multiple whistleblowers, who told HSJ it had also seen major delays to its reports and needed to be “put back on track”.
The chief executive of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust is to leave, amid concerns about serious service quality problems.
One of the largest hospitals in the country has successfully retained its outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission, increasing the number of services given the top score.
A Midlands hospital trust has come out of special measures, two years after the Care Quality Commission uncovered “serious” problems with the care provided.
Commissioners are investigating the abrupt closure of a midwifery service hailed as a “trailblazing” model in the NHS long-term plan which ceased operations after racking up £900,000 of debt.
The health and social care secretary this afternoon ruled out the downgrades of two accident and emergency units, proposed as part of a contentious reconfiguration.
The medical director at The Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has been appointed as chief executive.
An independent inquiry into alleged poor maternity care at an NHS trust is now considering more than 250 separate cases, HSJ has learned.
The new chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has told HSJ she wants the regulator to highlight more of the systemic failings which underpin concerns about individual nurses.
A controversial panel set up by NHS Improvement to review the findings of an independent investigation into poor maternity care has been disbanded after HSJ exposed concerns it was a “cover up” and that its members were conflicted.
NHS Improvement, two royal colleges and the Care Quality Commission have been accused by a mother who lost her baby of trying to cover-up the findings of an independent investigation into a trusts’ maternity services.
Commissioning inefficiencies are said to be “blocking” patients’ access to IVF, as new data reveals some areas are spending at least twice as much as others on a single cycle of fertility treatment.
The director of nursing and midwifery at a trust undergoing an investigation into its maternity services is set to leave for a new job, HSJ has learned.
Regulators have written to the chair of a hospital trust at the centre of a probe into maternity care to raise concerns it gave an inaccurate picture of the service’s mortality rates at a public board meeting.
A midwifery service in east London praised as “pioneering” and “trailblazing” has been closed, after mounting financial pressure forced its provider to stop trading.
NHS England has said it is “working to ensure delays are minimised” around the publication of national clinical audits amid “significant concerns” raised by royal colleges.
Patients are being put at risk because NHS England is delaying the publication of national clinical audits, HSJ has been told.
NHS England and its communications team have been accused of an “unprecedented power grab” after imposing strict new rules around the publication of national clinical audit reports.
Eight clinical commissioning groups which were meant to work together under a single accountable officer are split on one of their first major commissioning decisions.
Consultants at an under fire trust have written a letter of support for their board amid public outcry over the safety of the organisation’s services.