Updated: 17 min 59 sec ago
ACUTE CARE: United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has confirmed it will go ahead with plans to close the accident and emergency department at Grantham and District Hospital at night.
QUALITY: Failure to filter new care policies through the workforce led to Humber Foundation Trust being rated inadequate for safety, the trust’s nursing director has said.
Three Birmingham clinical commissioning groups are planning to merge in April 2018, HSJ understands.
Community services performance data will be “essential” to delivering vanguard projects and sustainability and transformation plans and its publication should not be delayed, according to leaders in the sector.
The Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust has today been placed in special measures after the Care Quality Commission found it to be inadequate.
HSJ’s round-up of the day’s must read stories and talking points
NHS England has confirmed that a new GP funding formula will not be sought before 1 April 2018 despite expectations that it would inform the 2017-18 GP contract
Doctor-led maternity services at Horton General hospital may be suspended from the end of September following a failure to recruit doctors.
Failure to reconfigure NHS paediatric services over the last six years has contributed to the highest vacancy rate among junior doctors in the specialism since 2010, a royal college has found.
Plans from the Department of Health to change the way the NHS buys goods could result in the “fragmentation” of the procurement system, supply chain experts have warned.
HSJ’s round-up of the day’s must read stories, analysis and comment
Chesterfield Royal Foundation Trust
Most hospital trusts are currently forecasting to meet their financial target for 2016-17 but experts have warned of a “nasty surprise” later in the year.
Some of the largest hospital trusts in England are already struggling to meet their financial target for 2016-17, according to analysis by HSJ.
ACUTE CARE: A standalone review into reconfiguring accident and emergency services at Bedford and Milton Keynes hospitals has been scrapped in favour of merging it into the sustainability and transformation plan for the region.
The cap on agency rates for temporary staff in the NHS is expected to save up to £800m in its first year, NHS Improvement has said.
Vanguard sites will not have transformation funding allocated directly to them from NHS England after next year, it has been confirmed.
HSJ’s round-up of the must read stories and debate in health policy
INTERVIEW: The former chief executive of Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust has apologised for not tackling the organisation’s problems more quickly.
Senior staff at the two congenital heart units threatened with closure by NHS England say the national body has failed to follow “due process” in arriving at its proposals.