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As one healthcare IT system is replaced by another, it is time to question what is at the root of these failures, say healthcare academics, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
This week’s issue of HSJ magazine is now available to read on our tablet app.
NHS finances have been “stretched to the limit”, an influential think-tank has warned.
NHS finances have been ‘stretched to the limit’, influential think tank The King’s Fund has warned, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
Recent survey by the College of Emergency Medicine significantly underestimates the impact of urgent care centres on A&E attendance, argues Sam Benghhiat, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
More than a third of clinical commissioning groups have no plans to retender their community services, an HSJ investigation has revealed. The findings prompted warnings from competition experts that the groups could face legal challenge from would-be providers.
PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has criticised the trust at the centre of a scandal over cancer waiting data manipulation for failing to tell inspectors it had received further allegations of waiting lists being manipulated.
STRUCTURE: Failure to secure changes to services at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust before this winter could be “potentially disastrous” for the local health economy, the trust’s special administrators have claimed.
The 2014 winners and finalists unveiled
New guidelines from a host of medical Royal Colleges call for all emergency departments to have co-located out of hours GP services, to help prevent rising demand from overwhelming the urgent care system.
A statutory duty of candour in the NHS will cover a wider set of incidents than previously expected, and will force NHS trusts to apologise to affected patients, it has emerged.
A health minister has accused NHS organisations of “shunting” mentally ill children into specialist inpatient care for financial reasons.
Two further trusts placed in regulatory “special measures” last summer have been removed from the regime, the health secretary announced today.
The Care Quality Commission is working on a “special measures” regime for GP practices, the body has confirmed.
The Care Quality Commission is working on a “special measures” regime for GP practices, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
The winners of the Patient Safety and Care Awards are announced, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
One of the largest hospital trusts in the country has revealed to HSJ it is “very interested” in exploring becoming a staff owned social enterprise.
All local education and training boards are due to lose their managing directors, directors of finance and directors of education under a reorganisation proposed by Health Education England.
Almost three-quarters of Britons support a change in the law on the right to die, an opinion poll has found ahead of the first parliamentary test for legislation on the issue.
Patients are being denied “vital” surgical procedures because clinical commissioning groups are imposing “arbitrary” restrictions on care, leading doctors have warned.