'Insufficient progress' made on cutting waiting list, says NAO
The NHS has made “insufficient progress” on cutting its elective waiting list, according to the government’s spending watchdog. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Capita cut out of screening support services
Capita will no longer provide the cervical screening programme’s back office services after NHS bosses cited a lack of confidence following the service suffering a major national incident last year. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Revealed: Digital providers in drastic safety turnaround
Digital health providers have drastically improved their quality of care a year after the Care Quality Commission deemed nearly half not safe, an HSJ analysis shows. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Rebooted
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Winners of the 2019 HSJ Partnership Awards announced
The outstanding work that organisations are doing in partnership with the NHS was recognised with winners named in 16 categories at the 2019 HSJ Partnership Awards. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HEE £900m budget boost needed to tackle workforce crisis – report
An extra £900m for Health Education England and a new international recruitment programme is needed to address the NHS’ workforce crisis, a major review published today has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Second Sheffield NHS organisation faced with bullying accusations
A second NHS organisation in Sheffield is facing accusations of bullying and a poor culture, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

National investigation launched after baby death
A national investigation into how well NHS staff recognise seriously ill and deteriorating infants has been launched, following the death of a three-month-old baby who had been sent home from hospital. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Brexit: Trust can operate for 'four days' under food shortage contingency plans
A mental health trust has said it can “operate for four days” by increasing its stock of frozen food and replacing hot meals for patients with cold meals, in the event of food shortages caused by a no-deal Brexit. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: NHS trusts dismiss Brexit impact on staff retention
NHS trusts are not expecting disruption to services caused by EU staff leaving because of Brexit, according to analysis by HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Revealed: Government instructs trusts to withhold Brexit impact assessments
The Department of Health and Social Care has told trusts to withhold their Brexit self-assessments from the press and public because publishing the details could “put public wellbeing at risk”, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trusts to be quizzed on levels of research
Trusts will face new questions from Care Quality Commission inspectors on their efforts to involve clinical research in the work of the organisation. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CQC upgrades teaching trust to 'outstanding'
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals Trust has been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Please Mr Postcode
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New targets could lead to 'bad practice', warn clinicians
A new one-hour target for sepsis, set out in NHS England’s standards review this month, could encourage “bad clinical practice to beat the clock”, a senior clinical leader has cautioned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Report: 'Patients dying in hospital waiting for community care'
Terminally-ill patients are “needlessly dying in hospital” because they are waiting too long for specialist care packages, according to a charity’s new report. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Revealed: CCGs restricting access to basic treatments
Nearly one in five clinical commissioning groups are restricting access to at least three basic elective surgeries and treatments, according to researchers. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Inadequate CCG making 'good progress' after scathing review
An inadequate-rated clinical commissioning group, which was heavily criticised in a review of its governance, leadership and operations, is now making “good progress” on addressing its problems, a follow-up report has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Drop what you’re doing
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GMC to examine how workplace facilities affect doctors’ training
The General Medical Council will be asking junior doctors about the impact workplace facilities have on their training for the first time, it has announced. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Troubled CCG asks director to spearhead improvement plan
Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed one of its directors to spearhead work on an improvement plan following claims of bullying, poor culture and whistleblowing. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS still not learning from deaths, warns CQC
Trusts are not doing enough to review and learn from the deaths of their patients, a report from the Care Quality Commission has warned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Beleaguered trust’s chief steps down after less than a year
The chief executive of inadequate-rated Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust is stepping down after less than a year in charge, the trust has announced. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHSI clears trusts to hire consultants as money worries worsen
NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Sign of the times
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHSE/I reveal regional director teams
NHS England and Improvement have identified most of the directors who will work in their new joint regional teams. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Shortlist revealed for 2019 HSJ Value Awards
The 2019 HSJ Value Awards shortlist has been revealed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government claims NHS won't be hit by Interserve administration
The government has said neither NHS services or jobs will be affected by the administration of a large outsourcing company. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch Up: New leadership styles, four-hour benchmark and bye bye PFI
Your essential update on health for the week. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hospital food may see 'some volatility' under no-deal Brexit
The chair of a body representing hospital caterers has said there could be “some volatility” in the supply chain for patients’ food in the immediate aftermath of a no-deal Brexit. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Screening IT set for overhaul following high-profile failures
The IT systems for national screening services are set for a major overhaul in the wake of two high-profile failures in the programmes. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Emergency college appoints first female president
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has elected a new president just as the debate around the future of the four-hour waiting time standard reaches a critical point. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The week in Brexit: Keep calm and carry on
HSJ brings you an end-of-week fix of Brexit roundup health news. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Serious concerns raised over HEE nursing report
Serious concerns were raised internally over the quality of work feeding into a much-anticipated report on community nursing by Health Education England, HSJ understands. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Leading trust warns NHS England over patient safety
A leading trust has warned NHS England about the safety of some of its patients after it failed to secure capital funding for a new facility. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Following the Money: Much ado about nothing
HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP networks need new leadership, says NHS England lead
Primary care networks typically need a new style of leader, rather than transferring them from clinical commissioning groups or elsewhere, NHS England’s primary care lead has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New low for A&E after proposals to ditch target
NHS performance against the four-hour accident and emergency target hit a new record low in February – for the second month in a row. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nursing will take 'place at decision-making table' – new CNO
Nursing is going to “take [its] rightful place at the decision-making table” to ensure “nursing is built into all plans in the future”, the new chief nursing officer for England has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Take me to your leader
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Revealed: Treasury's concern over 'maverick' NHS accounting
A controversial accounting measure used by dozens of NHS trusts to improve their headline financial position was described by the Treasury as following “neither the letter nor the substance” of the relevant standards. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Ward Round: The growing pensions crisis
Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night – and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, by HSJ workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins, will make sure you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and policies shaping ... (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stevens warns NHS must not 'lose its head' in no-deal Brexit
The NHS must not lose its head in the event of a no-deal Brexit and should ”carry on in a well-organised, thoughtful fashion”, Simon Stevens has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government reviews private finance options
The government has launched a review of private financing options for public infrastructure and said it will no longer procure PFI-type projects that are “off-balance sheet”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sir Chris Ham joins health consultancy
Sir Chris Ham, the NHS Assembly co-chair and until recently the King’s Fund chief executive, has signed up as an adviser to a healthcare management consultancy. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Confused data policy risks 'almost irreparable' mistrust – NHS data boss
The head of the national safe haven for NHS patient data has warned a confused policy on data sharing risks sowing “deep and almost irreparable” public mistrust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

No substitute for graduate nurses – Stevens
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has said there is “no substitute” for graduate nurses and “we have got to see a meaningful expansion” of training places. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Diagnostic equipment 'woefully poor' after capital raids – ex-cancer boss
Repeated raids on NHS capital budgets have left hospitals with “woefully poor” diagnostic equipment, according to the previous national cancer director. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news