Daily Insight: Interim dividend
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch Up: New five year plans, Crippling inflation, and Hancock's digital dream
Your essential update on health for the week. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: The highest paid interim managers
An investigation has revealed some of the highest interim manager payments by NHS trusts, including a chief operating officer who cost his trust the equivalent of £700,000 per year. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

IT systems for dozens of GP practices down for a week
Dozens of GP practices in West Yorkshire have been without basic IT systems for eight days after an air conditioning unit failed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

IT systems for 100 GP practices down for a week
Nearly 100 GP practices in West Yorkshire have been without basic IT systems for eight days after an air conditioning unit failed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP training target exceeded for first time
Health Education England has exceeded its target for GP training for the first time, the health secretary has announced. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

IT defect results in thousands of prescription errors
An error in an IT system used by thousands of GP practices means patients around the country could have been given the wrong medication. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CCG loses court challenge over £100m contract
A company has won a High Court procurement challenge against a clinical commissioning group. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Inflation creep
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS warned of 'crippling' PFI charges over the next decade
The NHS has been warned of “crippling” finance charges from its PFI contracts over the next decade, when aggregate repayments on the deals will reach their peak. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust exits financial special measures as deficit reduces
A trust has been taken out of financial special measures after over two years – because it has reduced its underlying deficit by £15m and is making progress on efficiency and productivity savings. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trusts using HCAs in place of nurses
NHS trusts recruited a higher percentage of healthcare assistants than nurses over a two year period, new research has revealed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHSI to require business cases for subsidiary companies
NHS providers must submit a business case to show setting up a wholly owned subsidiary company yields value beyond VAT savings, under new proposals from NHS Improvement. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ex SHA chief gets top integration job
Two “sustainability and transformation partnerships” in the Midlands are to share a joint chairman. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Outpatients and day surgery could move out of city
Day surgery and outpatient clinics could largely move out of Canterbury if a proposal to site an emergency and specialist hospital in the city go ahead. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Repeat after me
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hancock outlines tech vision with new 'mandatory' IT standards
The NHS should move NHS data and IT systems onto the cloud, using a system like those run by tech giants like Microsoft or Amazon, according to a document outlining the health secretary’s “tech vision”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'Pretty angry' CEO accuses neighbouring trust of poor planning
An NHS trust chief executive has criticised his neighbouring provider for “poor” planning ahead of the part closure of its accident and emergency department next month. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government hits back in clinical waste row
The government has hit back at claims that there is not enough incineration capacity to burn waste from NHS hospitals - accusing the company at the centre of a stockpiling scandal of refusing to pay disposal costs. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Firm alleges it was told 'take NHS to court and you'll lose business'
A company was told that if it pursued a procurement challenge against a clinical commissioning group it could damage its chances of winning more work, court documents allege. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CCG chair loses job after integration plan stalls
The chairman of a clinical commissioning group in the east Midlands has lost his bid to be re-elected to the post. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England backtracks by confirming CQUIN shake up
National leaders have confirmed they will “significantly reduce” the value of CQUIN incentive schemes, despite NHS England previously denying that major changes were planned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

STPs to create new five year plans
Health economies have been told to create five-year plans by autumn 2019, to set out how they will improve services and achieve financial sustainability. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Epic deficit
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust leader retires after 21 years in CEO role
A trust leader has announced his retirement after 21 years as an NHS provider chief executive. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust leader retires after 21 years in CEO roles
A trust leader has announced his retirement after 21 years as an NHS provider chief executive. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sexual discrimination claim against female leaders dropped
An ex-NHS director who accused senior female leaders of sexual discrimination has dropped his claims, according to his former employer. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Elite FT seeks support for near £100m deficit
A Shelford Group trust is seeking further financial support from the Department of Health and Social Care after forecasting a deficit of almost £100m. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Labour calls on minister to 'correct record' over waste incineration capacity
Labour has called on the government to explain why it “apparently contradicted” NHS and Environment Agency officials’ concerns over the capacity of incinerators to burn clinical waste. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Calling for tech support
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Whistleblower who changed the law drops employment tribunal case
A doctor who “performed a public service” by securing whistleblower protection for junior doctors has withdrawn his claim he was unfairly dismissed from a London trust for whistleblowing. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Following the Money: No time to waste
HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Chief Executive Interview: Stephen Eames, Cumbria acute and mental health trusts
This is the latest in a series of interviews with provider chief executives, which are available exclusively to HSJ Membership subscribers. Each month in 2018 a member of the HSJ expert team will conduct a challenging, candid and in-depth interview with a provider trust boss. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Regulator to consider 'system failings' when investigating staff conduct
Investigators for the General Medical Council are to be given “human factors” training amid changes to the regulator’s investigative processes. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Tech priorities for the long term plan
Billions of pounds could be spent expanding artificial intelligence, telehealth and a host of new tech projects to support NHS long term plan ambitions, HSJ had been told. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Revealed: Officials' £13bn funding ask to modernise NHS IT
Implementing the forthcoming long term plan for the NHS will require up to £13bn in IT spending over the next five years, according to official estimates, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

University site wins again in controversial pathology shake-up
A university site has again been named as the preferred location for a consolidated pathology service for Lancashire following a second evaluation exercise, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch Up: Matt's new mission, COBRA strikes on anatomical waste and revealing WannaCry damages
Your essential update on health for the week. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: HES strikes back
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New NHS efficiency challenge is half that of 5YFV
The government’s funding settlement will leave the NHS with an efficiency challenge of around £11bn – which is half the amount that was required in the Five Year Forward View period, according to a new analysis. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Officials admitted clinical waste incineration shortage
National officials have privately acknowledged there may be a shortage of incinerator capacity for burning clinical waste – contrary to the government’s public assertions – documents seen by HSJ show. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CCGs split on IVF policy
Eight clinical commissioning groups which were meant to work together under a single accountable officer are split on one of their first major commissioning decisions. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government says 'unacceptable' pay gaps must be eliminated by 2028
The NHS has 10 years to boost the diversity of its senior leadership, health minister Stephen Barclay has announced today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Decades old computer systems putting lives at risk
Decades old IT systems underpinning the national cervical cancer screening programme could put lives at risk, ministers have been warned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Poor uptake of new scheme to give patients control of confidential records
A new national system to give NHS patients control over sharing their confidential health records has been used by less than 5,000 people, leading to accusations that it has been poorly publicised. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: I am not Jeremy
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hancock pledges to 'put the past behind us' with new cash for junior doctors
The government will consider a “modest additional investment” in the junior doctors’ contract two years after a bitter dispute with medics which led to the first strike action in 40 years. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust rejects full hospital group membership
A trust has rejected an offer to become a full member of a neighbouring hospital group amid concerns about “cherry picking”, stability and the loss of clinical services. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A&Es miss national objective with record low performance
The NHS missed its planning guidance target for 90 per cent of patients to be seen within four hours by September and recorded its worst second quarter performance against the standard since records began, official data reveals. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Chief nurse named in whistleblowing letter leaves troubled FT
A trust’s chief nurse, embroiled in a whistleblowing investigation, has resigned from her post. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news