UPDATE: Four new ministers join DHSC
Four new ministers have been appointed to the Department of Health and Social Care. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: The first U-turn of many?
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Javid may drop power to block unpopular service change
Sajid Javid is considering scrapping or watering down plans to give him power over local service changes, in response to concerns from the service, but is expected to plough on with other controversial proposals in the Health and Care Bill, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch-up: Moving goalposts, shelving buildings and reviewing priorities
Your essential update on health for the week. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UPDATE: Two of Hancock’s former assistants made ministers in reshuffle
Two new ministers have been appointed to the Department of Health and Social Care, while four have left in the latest reshuffle. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Three deaths and ‘severe harm’ at trust with treatment delays
At least three people died and more came to ‘severe harm’ after treatment delays across three specialties at one hospital trust, new reports have revealed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust’s ‘new hospital’ bid replaced with upgraded unit
The government has downgraded an acute trust’s hospital redevelopment plan, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Losing out in the long-term?
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Losing out in the long term?
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Triple award success for HSJ team
The HSJ team took home a trio of awards at the AOP Digital Publishing Awards 2021 today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

ICS admits 14 of its major services are ‘fragile and challenged’
Fourteen of an integrated care system’s major services — which account for the “majority of [its] planned care” — have been described as “fragile and challenged”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Major survey reveals ‘best and worst’ A&Es for patient satisfaction
A survey of almost 50,000 patients by the Care Quality Commission found people’s experiences of emergency departments improved in 2020, compared to the last time the poll was conducted in 2018. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Everything up for grabs’ as NHS reviews ‘long-term plan’ goals
NHS England is reviewing the commitments to improve services made in its long-term plan, with senior officials believing many of them cannot be met under last week’s funding settlement and after the damage of the pandemic, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: When culture, not covid, is to blame
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Two health ministers promoted out of DHSC
Two health ministers are leaving the Department of Health and Social Care, having been promoted to Cabinet roles. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Severe pressures’ driving two-month waits for urgent scans
A trust in the Midlands has cited ‘severe pressures’ on its imaging department which mean patients are waiting more than two months for urgent scans that should normally happen within two weeks. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust put in ‘special measures’ as inspection finds ‘culture of bullying’
A hospital trust is being put in ‘special measures’ after ‘a culture of bullying’ and ‘racial discrimination’ was reported during an inspection. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Troubled provider sees ‘outstanding’ services downgraded to ‘inadequate’
A mental health trust already subject to an inquiry into a string of adult patient deaths has had its rating for children’s wards downgraded from “outstanding” to “inadequate”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Now you see me
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CQC chief inspector to retire
The Care Quality Commission’s chief inspector of hospitals, Ted Baker, has announced he will retire in March next year. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Private provider’s takeover of urgent service sparks union opposition
A private organisation’s takeover of a hospital’s urgent treatment centre has sparked opposition from staff and trade unions. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS leaders ‘set for fight’ amid signs mental health will miss out on new funding
Mental health leaders are preparing for a “fight” over the new NHS funding announced by the government, with senior sources saying none of the new money has been earmarked for the sector. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS leaders 'set for fight' amid signs mental health will miss out on new funding
Mental health leaders are preparing for a “fight” over the new NHS funding announced by the government, with senior sources saying none of the new money has been earmarked for the sector. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Moving the goalposts
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: New hospitals bottom of public’s NHS priorities
Building new hospitals ranks bottom on the public’s priority list for the NHS, according to a new poll shared exclusively with HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nearly half of hospital trusts hit ‘unsafe’ occupancy levels
The number of acute trusts running at very high bed occupancy hit a new peak last week, with nearly half of acute trusts over NHS England’s 92 per cent benchmark, analysis shows. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hospital trust makes chief permanent after two years
England’s most high-profile hospital trust has appointed its interim chief executive on a permanent basis after two years. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Primer: Social insurance and social care
The Primer provides a rapid guide to the most interesting comment and analysis on the English health and care sector that has not (usually) appeared in HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Javid wants review of ‘nonsense’ NHS targets
Health secretary Sajid Javid has called for a “proper review of NHS targets” after describing some targets as “nonsense”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 12, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England appoints top trust chief to support elective recovery
Sir Jim Mackey has been brought in by NHS England to advise on elective recovery, it was announced today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Getting to the core of it
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mapped: RTT waiting times
An interactive map of local NHS waits around England in July 2021, showing the pressures, with links to all the details by organisation and specialty. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CCG closes private firm's GP practice in remote area
Nine thousand patients in an isolated part of Kent have been given two months to find a new GP surgery after the clinical commissioning group did not renew a contract with the existing practice – despite the area being short of GPs. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Significant unresolved issues’ at mental health trust years on from scandal
There are still “significant unresolved issues” at Southern Health Foundation Trust which has not “reached the standards expected”, a report has found, six years after its leadership was heavily criticised in relation to major care failings. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust appoints permanent CEO after year of interim leadership
An acute trust in the Midlands has made its interim chief executive a permanent appointment. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch-up: Inspections slated, juniors quizzed and social care disappointed
Your essential update on health for the week. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: A remote risk?
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tory council review challenges use of ‘profit driven’ private hospitals
A review which examined the deaths of three vulnerable patients has challenged the continued use of “profit-driven” private hospitals by NHS commissioners. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE chief executive to retire after 18 months
The chief executive of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is to retire. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A&E performance hits record low despite fewer attendances
England’s accident and emergency performance has fallen to its lowest level since records began, data released this morning shows. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Heavy-handed, expensive’ inspections wrong way to regulate hospitals, says ex-CQC chair
‘Very heavy-handed, laborious and expensive’ inspections ‘have not been the right way’ of regulating hospitals, according to the Care Quality Commission’s former chair. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government plans mandatory covid and flu vaccinations for NHS staff
The government has launched a consultation on making coronavirus and flu vaccinations compulsory for frontline NHS staff and social care workers in England. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHSE hires trust chief as national director
NHS England has hired a retiring trust chief as national director for learning disability and autism. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Concern raised over death of five patients seen remotely by GPs
Patients being assessed remotely in general practice, rather than face-to-face, has been raised as a risk in reports on five deaths by a single coroner since the pandemic hit. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Wish you were here?
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Troubled trust’s chief executive to stand down
The chief executive of a trust with major care quality concerns, including a maternity scandal investigation, is to stand down. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 8, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scandal-hit trust sees surge of staff voicing concerns
A trust facing serious questions about its working culture has had a dramatic rise in the number of concerns raised about issues such as harassment and bullying. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 8, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Revealed: The best and worst trusts to be a junior doctor
HSJ analysis of data from the latest General Medical Council national training survey has revealed the top and bottom trusts for overall experience for junior doctors. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 8, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: The £10bn present no-one wanted
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 8, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government plans new integration white paper
The government will publish a white paper with further ambitions on integration and social care reform later this year, it has announced as part of a new funding settlement. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 7, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news