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Trusts will be able to bid for a share of a £260m fund to finance e-prescribing and real time patient record keeping systems, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced today.
NHS Direct may not continue to deliver the NHS 111 service beyond the end of this financial year, it has emerged.
A group of experts has questioned the case for a proposed new hospital between Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees.
The chair and other non-executive directors of a social enterprise providing NHS community services have resigned en masse following a row over executive pay, HSJ has learned.
Hospitals are due to be funded to improve their “outdated” paper patient notes and prescriptions, under plans expected to be announced by the health secretary.
The lack of equality in emergency hospital services for mental health patients needs to be addressed, health minister Norman Lamb has said.
Jeremy Hunt is announcing a new push on - and investment in - electronic prescription and recording systems in hospitals, and the rest of today’s news.
8.27am: Good morning, results from a Macmillan Cancer Care survey show some serious care failings, including not receiving food, and being given the wrong drugs. A new poll by Macmillan Cancer Support found that a third of cancer patients in hospital were forced to ask for extra food.A total of 7% said that the way hospital staff dealt with them made them feel like stopping their treatment early.The poll w
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust has become the latest NHS provider to admit it will not be able to win foundation trust status independently.
The number of patients who attended accident and emergency wards has increased by more than a million in just one year, it has been suggested.
The number of patients who attended accident and emergency wards has increased by more than a million in just one year, figures suggest.
An “alarming” number of cancer patients are left to go hungry in hospitals and want to drop out of treatment because of the way they were dealt with by staff, a charity has warned.
Lord Howe says he is “nervous” about individual criminal sanctions for NHS staff, debating the future payment system for the NHS, and the rest of today’s news.
Serco is gearing up to bid for the Cambridgeshire Community Services Trust contract and expand its NHS portfolio, the company’s director of community services Sharon Colclough has indicated to HSJ.
Health minister Lord Howe has said he is “nervous” about the proposal by Robert Francis QC for individual healthcare staff to be liable for criminal sanctions.
Business leaders are preparing transparency guidelines for private companies running public services, amid calls for the sector to be subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
The new NHS non-emergency advice line had a “very disappointing start”, Lord Howe admitted.
Accident and emergency units could “collapse” unless urgent changes are made to the way they are run, doctors and managers’ representatives have warned.
The Foundation Trust Netwok says A&E units could ‘collapse’ under pressure, the NICE conference, plus the rest of today’s news
Surgical approach to value-based commissioning and the rest of today’s news