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Hunt launches bid to reduce medication error deaths
Jeremy Hunt has launched a bid to reduce medication errors in the NHS, which new research says costs the NHS over 181,000 bed days and causes hundreds of deaths. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England director appointed to lead integrated care system
An integrated care system early adopter has appointed an NHS England director to lead its transformation programme. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Winter of discontent
The must read stories and debate in the NHS (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Behan: Review will settle fit and proper person 'contested territory'
Care Quality Commission chief Sir David Behan has said the government’s review of the fit and proper person test offers the chance to settle “contested territory”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Embattled trust chair 'totally confident' in senior leaders
East of England Ambulance Service Trust’s chair has robustly defended the organisation’s executive leadership, and cited lack of resources and hospital handover problems as key reasons for ambulance delays this winter. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Chair of under-fire trust triggers 'independent' review of winter
East of England Ambulance Service Trust is commissioning a senior sector figure to “independently” review its operational management of the winter following allegations of avoidable patient harm and deaths. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CQC to investigate what stops trusts preventing never events
The Care Quality Commission is to investigate the “barriers” that prevent hospitals from implementing rules designed to prevent never events. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hospital services centralised in North East shake-up
Commissioners in the North East have approved plans to shift a range of hospital based services from South Tyneside to Sunderland. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust secures vital capital for hospital rebuild
The redevelopment of a community hospital is back on track after NHS Property Services approved one of its largest ever individual capital investments of nearly £12m. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: The deficit won't budge
The must read stories and debate in the NHS (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Revealed: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan
NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nearly one in 10 nursing posts vacant, new data reveals
More than 8 per cent of posts in NHS trusts are vacant, including one in 10 nursing roles, according to figures reported for the first time today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Updated: NHS trusts predict £930m deficit
The combined deficit of NHS trusts is now forecast to grow to £930m by the end of 2017-18, according to figures published by NHS Improvement today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Former NHS chief 'disappointed' by slow mental health reform
Former NHS chief executive Lord Crisp is “very disappointed” with the lack of urgency in implementing his recommendations to improve access to acute mental health care – with NHS England yet to publish an official response two years after they were made. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Virgin deal would undermine other NHS services, says judge
A county council’s award of a £104m contract to Virgin Care would “significantly” undermine the incumbent NHS trusts’ ability to maintain other services, a judge has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HSIB warning over medication errors across NHS
The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch will review the processes for giving medication to NHS patients after a child was given an oral anaesthetic intravenously by mistake. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Private patient unit income hits £360m in London
London trusts increased their income from private patient units by 8.1 per cent year on year, with earnings hitting £360m in 2016, new analysis reveals. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Relationship problems
The must read stories and debate in the NHS (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Revealed: Finance forecasts worsen by £364m at risky trusts
The year-end financial forecasts of more than 40 NHS trusts have worsened by £364m over the last three months, analysis by HSJ reveals. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Revealed: Government rankings for NHS management consultancies
The results of a government tendering exercise ranking dozens of management consultancies wanting to sell to the NHS have been leaked to HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HEE vows to end 'sheep dip approach' to doctor training
Health Education England is planning to reform the way junior doctors training is assessed to tackle widespread inconsistency, bureaucracy and a “sheep dip approach” to training. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Following the Money: Treasury risks repeating PFI mistakes
HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trusts' pathology merger could reduce staff by a third
Four trusts pursing a major pathology services merger in the West Midlands may reduce the number of staff working across them by more than a third, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust delays waiting time reporting again
Persistent problems with a new electronic patient record system will stop an integrated acute and community trust from reporting its elective waiting times for nearly a year. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Care gaps for thousands of patients who choose GP away from home
There may be gaps in primary care for more than 14,000 people who are registered with GP practices outside their area, HSJ has found. GPs warned it highlights a safety risk. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CQC finds 'no evidence of commitment' to integration in challenged system
Patients in Oxfordshire “did not always receive safe discharges home”, a report by the Care Quality Commission has revealed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Cashing out
The must read stories and debate in health and care (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health economy brought to 'complete operational standstill'
The Greater Nottinghamshire health economy has spent the weekend on black alert after bed shortages worsened and rising demand was said to be “worse than it was in January”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Top teaching hospital chief to retire after four decades in the NHS
One of the longest serving chief executives in the NHS has announced he will retire this year. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Commissioners ask neighbouring CCG to give back £3m
A clinical commissioning group that gave a neighbouring CCG £3m at the start of the financial year has asked for its money back after running into financial problems. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Doubts over GMC's handling of manslaughter case revealed
Key elements of the General Medical Council’s bid to strike off a doctor convicted of manslaughter were “without merit”, according to an unpublished review of the case seen by HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust has 'important concerns' over national cancer reconfiguration
Leaders of an acute trust have argued that national proposals to centralise certain cancer treatments will result in worse care for its patients and cause shortages of specialist staff. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: A lesson from Carillion
HSJ’s must read stories and debate from Friday (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lintern's Risk Register: Chair must go for trust to move on from governance disaster
Everything you need to stay up to date on patient safety and workforce, plus my take on the most important under the radar stories. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch Up: Wirral 'breakdown', King's debt mountain, and the NHS's new digital chief
Your essential update on health for the week (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Royal college raises alarm over critical care beds shortage
The Royal College of Surgeons has warned there may be too few critical care beds in England to cope with demand. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Four trusts looking into pharmacy joint venture
Trusts in Berkshire and Surrey are looking at creating a pharmacy joint venture modelled on their existing pathology service. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust saves £2m after taking on commissioning powers
A Yorkshire trust has managed to save £2m by repatriating out of area, locked rehabilitation patients and caring for them in the community. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Concerns raised over growing DHSC underspends
The Department of Health and Social Care has repeatedly reported underspends against an accounting mechanism intended to cover the costs of assets over their lifetime. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: A right royal mess
The must read stories and debate in the NHS (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Director resigns over 'complete governance breakdown'
A non-executive director at troubled Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has resigned with immediate effect amid a deepening crisis at the trust, including a “complete breakdown of relationships” at board level. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Registered nurse recruitment outstripped by support staff growth
The number of registered nurses working in the NHS hospital sector has passed 180,000 for the first time. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS manager numbers return to pre-Lansley reform levels
The number of senior managers working in NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups has increased by more than a quarter since 2013 – and is now higher than before the reforms introduced by Andrew Lansley. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Major private GP provider loses top executives
The chief executive and finance director of one of England’s largest GP providers have both resigned in the last two months, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust reports £30m deterioration after leaving special measures
An NHS trust which was lifted out of financial special measures last year has reported a £30m deterioration against its financial plan. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Commissioner: The forward view that was left behind
What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable insight for commissioners. This week by HSJ primary care and community services correspondent Rebecca Thomas. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

King's needs £223m DHSC loan this year, board reveals
A London teaching hospital has predicted it will need to borrow nearly a quarter of a billion pounds from the Department of Health and Social Care this financial year, it emerged yesterday. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: No easy pickings left for trust bosses
The must read stories and analysis from Wednesday (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

In full: Trusts with staff transfer plans
HSJ has identified 19 providers that have already established a subsidiary company to manage their estate, plus 16 that have told staff they are considering the move. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Thousands of NHS staff to transfer to subsidiary companies
The employment contracts of thousands of non-clinical NHS staff could be transferred to subsidiary companies under plans being drawn up by 16 hospital trusts. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news