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 annual NHS survey has shown staff continue to believe the care their trusts provide is safe, with 69% saying they would recommend care at their organisation to a friend or relative.
A major trust dogged by performance and financial problems for more than a decade has moved out of special measures, with regulators commending the hard work of staff and visibility of managers.
The majority of savings made by the NHS so far on agency staff have come from nursing, according to regulators, who admit that more needs to be done to curb spending on locum doctors.
A former hospital trust chief executive with a background in nursing faces jail after she pleaded guilty to fraudulently paying her husband more than £11,000.
NHS Improvement is considering a new category of “special measures” for trusts with the worst performance on high profile access targets such as accident and emergency.
NHS England has announced decisive changes to which hospitals carry out congenital heart disease surgery – and faced immediate challenge from some of the trusts that are set to lose the service.
RCN warns of staffing challenge at Middlesex A&ESubscription
The Royal College of Nursing has called for a long-term solution to staffing issues that are damaging performance at a London accident and emergency department, following a report from regulators.
Paybills targeted in massive NHS savings driveSubscription
Trusts with large or growing staff paybills, which are deemed unusual, are to be targeted in a fresh effort by regulators to get a grip on the health service’s struggling finances.
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has achieved a “good” rating in all five domains in a Care Quality Commission report.
A south coast hospital trust has been given an inadequate rating, after unannounced inspections found serious performance problems.