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Executive Summary: The report the government didn’t want you to see

HSJ - Wed, 20/01/2016 - 17:25
HSJ’s roundup of the must read stories and debate in health policy
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NHS ordered to use fines to boost DH bottom line

HSJ - Wed, 20/01/2016 - 17:12
All fines against NHS providers for breaching performance targets in the remainder of 2015-16 must be used to prop up the health service’s financial position and help the Department of Health avoid blowing its budget, commissioners have been told.
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Breaking: NHS ordered to use fines to boost DH bottom line

HSJ - Wed, 20/01/2016 - 17:12
All fines against NHS providers for breaching performance targets in the remainder of 2015-16 must be used to prop up the health service’s financial position and help the Department of Health avoid blowing its budget, commissioners have been told.
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Trust remains in special measures after 15 months

HSJ - Wed, 20/01/2016 - 12:37
PERFORMANCE: An acute trust that was placed in special measures in October 2014 must remain in the regime, after inspectors rated it “inadequate”.
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Exclusive: NHS Improvement executive team structure revealed

HSJ - Wed, 20/01/2016 - 12:13
NHS Improvement has agreed the structure of the executive team that will remain after Monitor has merged with the NHS Trust Development Authority in April, HSJ has learned.
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Monitor to probe A&E with patients 'queuing in corridors'

HSJ - Wed, 20/01/2016 - 11:59
PERFORMANCE: Monitor has launched an investigation into Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust’s accident and emergency performance.
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Quarter of CCGs’ BCF contributions to shrink

HSJ - Wed, 20/01/2016 - 11:15
Nearly a quarter of clinical commissioning groups will be allowed to contribute less to the better care fund next year than the minimum requirement in 2015-16, NHS England has confirmed.
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Watch on demand: Making the most of simple technology in the NHS

HSJ - Wed, 20/01/2016 - 10:54
Ian Dalton speaks at HSJ webinar on how the NHS can best use technology
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Exclusive: NICE experts called for minimum staff ratios in leaked guidance

HSJ - Wed, 20/01/2016 - 00:01
Suppressed NICE safe staffing guidance for hospital emergency departments called for the NHS to implement minimum nurse ratios to ensure safe care, HSJ reveals today.
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NICE leak: A&Es could be understaffed 'half of the time'

HSJ - Wed, 20/01/2016 - 00:01
NHS accident and emergency departments in England may be understaffed as much as half the time and hosptals need to build a greater margin of safety into their nurse staffing plans, according to safe staffing guidance leaked to HSJ.
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Safe staffing leak: How we got here

HSJ - Wed, 20/01/2016 - 00:01
HSJ has today published the final safe nurse staffing guidance for accident and emergency departments produced by NICE. We have covered this important story since the beginning. Here we recap the main events to get you up to speed.
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Executive Summary: Undoing the Lansley act, one piece at a time

HSJ - Tue, 19/01/2016 - 17:15
HSJ’s roundup of Tuesday’s must read stories
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New chief executive for major London FT

HSJ - Tue, 19/01/2016 - 12:49
WORKFORCE: Amanda Pritchard has been appointed to the top job at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust
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Maidstone trial: Anaesthetist previously made 'basic failings', court hears

HSJ - Tue, 19/01/2016 - 12:37
PATIENT SAFETY: An anaesthetist whose alleged errors form part of a landmark legal case against Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust had previously made “straightforward and basic failings”, a court heard.
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Stevens: £800m contract probe findings within eight weeks

HSJ - Tue, 19/01/2016 - 12:37
An NHS England inquiry into the dramatic collapse of an £800m older people’s services contract will be published in the next 6-8 weeks, its chief executive has told MPs.
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BMA suspends strike action

HSJ - Tue, 19/01/2016 - 11:56
The British Medical Association has announced that it has suspended next week’s planned industrial action by junior doctors.
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Breaking: BMA suspends strike action

HSJ - Tue, 19/01/2016 - 11:56
The British Medical Association has announced that it has suspended next week’s planned industrial action by junior doctors.
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Agency bill predicted to hit £4bn this year

HSJ - Tue, 19/01/2016 - 11:22
NHS provider trusts will spend £4bn on bank and agency staff in 2015-16, national NHS leaders told MPs yesterday.
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A&E shake-up needs £490m 'external funding support'

HSJ - Tue, 19/01/2016 - 10:41
STRUCTURE: Commissioners may consult on plans to reconfigure acute services in Halifax and Huddersfield that would see the larger town lose its emergency services.
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Acute care vanguard awarded nearly £1m transformation funding

HSJ - Tue, 19/01/2016 - 10:23
FINANCE: A consortium of seven East Midlands acute trusts has been awarded £960,000 to support its work as a vanguard site developing a new model for radiology services.
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