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Analysis: CCGs with biggest increases and decreases in GP access

3 hours 31 min ago
HSJ analysis has the identified the clinical commissioning groups with greatest improvements and biggest declines in patient access to GP services over the last three years, following the annual GP patient survey.
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Special measures trust’s problems 'worse than I thought', says new chief

8 hours 47 min ago
PERFORMANCE: The scale of problems at troubled Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust is even “worse than I thought”, the trust’s new chief executive has told HSJ.
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Problems at Colchester 'worse than I thought', says new chief executive

8 hours 47 min ago
PERFORMANCE: The scale of problems at troubled Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust is even “worse than I thought”, the trust’s new chief executive has told HSJ.
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Daily Insight: Hospital bosses hit back

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 18:00
The must read stories and debate from Friday
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Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough to draw up 2017 merger plan

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 15:41
STRUCTURE: Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Foundation Trust and Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust have confirmed they will develop a full business case recommending the two trusts merge by next April.
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North West trust 'not sustainable' in current form

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 08:00
STRUCTURE: East Cheshire Trust has confirmed to HSJ that the board no longer believes the organisation is sustainable in its current form.
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Locum shortage forces trust to close hospital unit

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 08:00
WORKFORCE: Difficulties in recruiting locum doctors has led to Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust temporarily closing its ambulatory care unit at Dewsbury Hospital, HSJ has learned.
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Daily Insight: CCG ratings, financial reset and a new regime

Thu, 21/07/2016 - 19:02
HSJ’s round-up of stories and analysis of the NHS’s finance and performance “reset”
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Trust chiefs hit back at claims of over-recruitment

Thu, 21/07/2016 - 18:49
Hospital chief executives who face having to find millions of pounds in extra savings have hit back at NHS Improvement’s claims they recruited too many staff.
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Fines for trust performance failures increase

Thu, 21/07/2016 - 18:28
Fines for the non-achievement of performance targets have effectively increased by 60 per cent under new rules announced on Thursday.
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General practice's share of health spending falls again

Thu, 21/07/2016 - 18:24
General practice’s share of the total Department of Health budget fell by 1.2 percentage points in 2015-16, the department’s accounts suggest.
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Primary care falls as percentage of DH spending despite promises

Thu, 21/07/2016 - 18:24
Spending on general practice fell as a proportion of the total Department of Health budget by 1.2 percentage points in 2015-16, the department’s accounts suggest.
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Hunt takes lead on mental health as part of DH shake up

Thu, 21/07/2016 - 18:17
Jeremy Hunt will take the lead on mental health issues in addition to overall health policy as part of the shake-up of Department of Health ministerial portfolios.
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Special measures trust chief: The problem is demand not inefficiency

Thu, 21/07/2016 - 18:10
The chief executive of one of the five trusts put in financial special measure said his organisation’s overspending was mainly due to demand rather than inefficiency.
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CCG efficiency target up 50 per cent

Thu, 21/07/2016 - 18:09
The financial targets set for clinical commissioning groups in 2016-17 assume an average efficiency rate of 3 per cent, which is a 50 per cent increase compared to last year.
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NHS England investigates primary care support service after 'serious incident'

Thu, 21/07/2016 - 17:53
NHS England has launched a review following a “serious incident” involving patient documents by a former primary care support services provider.
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Two-year operational plans to be submitted by December

Thu, 21/07/2016 - 16:16
Local NHS organisations will be expected to agree two-year operational plans by the end of December, national leaders have said.
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Updated: Regulators step up intervention on financial failure; CCGs rated

Thu, 21/07/2016 - 14:55
NHS England and NHS Improvement have announced a series of interventions in the local NHS, representing a major step-up in intervention over financial failure, while the NAO says the DH overspent its 2015-16 budgets
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Full coverage: Regulators step up intervention over NHS financial failure

Thu, 21/07/2016 - 14:55
Full coverage: NHS England and NHS Improvement today announced a series of interventions in the local NHS - representing a major step-up in intervention over financial failure - while the National Audit Office said the Department of Health had overspent its 2015-16 budgets.
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'Admin error' helped DH avoid parliamentary vote on budget

Thu, 21/07/2016 - 14:23
The Department of Health has avoided a parliamentary process to ask for more money despite overspending its revenue budget in 2015-16 – but has been strongly criticised by the National Audit Office.
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