Nick is a reporter on Health Service Journal who contributes stories to Nursing Times.
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 acute trust that was placed in special measures in October 2014 must remain in the failure regime, after inspectors rated the West Midlands provider as “inadequate” overall.
Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group has become the first CCG placed in special measures by NHS England.
A private mental health hospital has been placed in special measures after inspectors found serious lapses in care, including the deprivation of patients’ liberty without legal safeguards.
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has been placed in the support scheme for failing health service organisations, known as ”special measures”.
Regulators have said a failing foundation trust requires a ‘close tie-up with a long term partner’, after spending more than two years in special measures.
A trio of providers has formally expressed interest in bidding to run community services across Cornwall once the incumbent provider pulls out next March.
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been rated “good” by the Care Quality Commission.
Staff shortages at St George’s Hospital in Stafford have raised concerns that it is unable to provide care that adequately meets patients’ needs, a Care Quality Commission inspection has found.
NHS staff who fail to disclose payments and hospitality received from drug suppliers and medical device makers will be sanctioned under new regulation, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.