Ben Clover is a Nursing Times and HSJ reporter. His focus for HSJ is on acute providers (Foundation Trusts and Trusts) and community services, while on Nursing Times Ben reports on infection control, long term conditions (including allergy, asthma, diabetes, dermatology and COPD) and district & community nursing.
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The majority of the public still think responsibility for the junior doctors’ strike rests with the government – but a growing proportion blame both sides equally, a poll shows.
This week’s latest strike by junior doctors looks set to go ahead as both sides stand firm once again, despite the escalation to accident and emergency cover.
Regulators have authorised two community providers to become foundation trusts, as part of what could be the last wave under the current approval process.
A mental health trust at the centre of poor care allegations has applied to pay a senior nurse more than David Cameron.
Almost 5% of England’s nursing workforce are due to undergo revalidation in the first quarter of 2016-17, official papers reveal.
More than a quarter of trusts in England asked the regulator Monitor to increase their agency spending cap last year, it has been revealed.
A troubled foundation trust is looking for a merger or acquisition partner, after concluding it no longer has a future as an independent organisation, it has been revealed.
An improvement director has been appointed to Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust by the regulator Monitor.
Independent provider Care UK has won a five-year contract for healthcare services at Wormwood Scrubs prison in West London.
Critical findings in an NHS England-commissioned report into deaths among patients of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust have been leaked, and strongly contested by the organisation and an academic.