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Sharon Crabtree on the problems common to underperformers and how to tackle them, plus the rest of today’s news and comment.
Government ambitions to deliver more NHS services seven days a week without increasing the wage bill have been branded an ‘attack on hard working nurses’.
Some hospitals will put “two fingers up” to fresh attempts to end “excessive” car parking charges, ministers were warned during a parliamentary debate.
NHS England’s spending on commissioning support units topped £125m last year, accounting for more than a quarter of some CSUs’ income, HSJ has learned.
Monitor has put East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust in special measures more than two weeks after the Care Quality Commission recommended the move.
Monitor takes the special measures decision following a damning CQC report, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
This week HSJ will be celebrating the best places to work in the health service in 2014
The Department of Health has hired Ben Dyson as its director of the NHS group.
East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust
A controversial proposed trade treaty between Europe and the US will not negatively impact the NHS or give US health companies new ways of legally challenging health service procurement processes, a government minister has insisted.
Three private healthcare groups have revealed big increases in the work they are doing for the NHS.
Councils’ public health plans will have to be signed off by directors of the services under a tougher new checking regime aimed at preserving the £2.6bn budget for health purposes.
Plans to shift maternity services away from Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust as part of its dissolution could face a legal challenge from Stafford Borough Council.
Controversial proposed trade treaty between Europe and the US will not negatively impact the NHS, insists government minister, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
Health tax could be introduced under a Labour government, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
STRUCTURE: The chief executive of a south west trust hoping to merge with a social enterprise and mental health provider in the region is due to meet the heads of the proposed merger partners next month.
Mutual models of ownership in the provision of NHS services will play a ‘central’ role in overcoming the challenges facing the health service, ministers have said.
The calibre of applicants for top NHS posts is getting worse, many healthcare leaders believe.
The NHS in England receives 480 written complaints a day, with hospital doctors and surgeons among those bearing the brunt of patients’ frustrations, new figures show.
More than two out of five people do not trust the government to protect the NHS, according to a study.