Nick is a reporter on Health Service Journal who contributes stories to Nursing Times.
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.
RCN agrees deal with BMI over unsocial hours paySubscription
The Royal College of Nursing has said it has secured a deal with the private provider BMI Healthcare for better unsocial hours weekend rates for clinical staff.
Cornish community provider to end contractSubscription
A social enterprise which provides community services across Cornwall and oversees the county’s 14 community hospitals has said that it will not seek an extension to its current contract, raising questions over the future security of nurse jobs.
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been rated “requires improvement” by the Care Quality Commission.
A major teaching hospital is to hive off its orthopaedic services into an “autonomous team” within the trust as part of a pilot designed to improve staff performance and outcomes.
Care UK offloads learning disabilities divisionSubscription
Private provider Care UK has sold its learning disabilities services to Lifeways, an independent provider of specialist care.