Medical record transfers from English GPs to Scotland are experiencing prolonged delays, HSJ has learned, with Capita’s troubled English GP admin service implicated by officials.
Safe staffing laws should be introduced across the whole of the UK and in all health and care settings, nurses have urged as they committed to lobby government more on the issue.
The deal struck between the government and the pharmaceutical industry to limit the amount the NHS spends on branded drugs must become ‘more transparent’, the director of NHS Clinical Commissioners has said.
One of England’s largest specialist providers is to take a stricter approach to accepting patients from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, after struggling to secure payments from commissioners.
The winners of the 2014 HSJ Awards have been revealed at a ceremony in central London
The chair of NHS Orkney has said he will back independence to protect the health service.
A “ground-breaking” scheme which aims to improve patient safety by ensuring better communication between GPs and pharmacists is to be piloted by health boards in Scotland.
The performance divide between the NHS in England and the rest of the UK has narrowed in recent years despite diverse policies in each country, a wide-ranging report found.
The NHS in Scotland is coping “much better” with winter pressures than it did last year, Scottish health secretary Alex Neil said.
Scottish health boards have been told to clamp down on their use of the private sector for treating NHS patients.
There have been more than 800 incidents of data loss by health boards in the last five years, figures have revealed.
There are “striking” geographical variations in the numbers of people who donate kidneys after they die, a study has found.
A Scottish health board is facing legal action due to asbestos being found at a hospital.
Forcing hospital patients into other wards because of overcrowding should be eliminated in the NHS to improve standards of care, according to a report by senior medical professionals.
Computer problems which seriously disrupted hospitals in a major health board area for two days at the beginning of October are now being investigated.
The NHS in England is being handed to “profiteers” while its patients are struggling to pay for prescription charges which are “a tax on ill health”, according to Scottish health secretary Alex Neil.
The Scottish government has said it will not freeze pay rises for NHS staff following moves to halt increases south of the border.
A review has been ordered of Scottish NHS IT systems after a failure forced a major health board to cancel hundreds of appointments.
Every Scottish health board reviewed so far on how they deal with serious incidents have been told they must improve.