A top children’s hospital has received the highest possible rating from the Care Quality Commission, the first to do so from the speciality.
The Care Quality Commission has recommended that East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust should exit “special measures”, following its latest inspection by the regulator.
Southern Health's community services to transferSubscription
A leading foundation trust is preparing to take over the provision of community services from Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust next month to improve the integration of services.
The former chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing, Peter Carter, has been appointed interim chair at Medway Foundation Trust.
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been placed in the “special measures” support scheme for struggling health service organisations, after the Care Quality Commission rated it “inadequate”.
A mental health trust has apologised to families, after a critical review of 10 killings found that it underestimated the risks posed by some of its patients.
A London teaching trust is working on proposals to deny free maternity care to ‘non-eligible’ women from overseas, by requiring all patients to prove they are entitled to use the NHS.
External review at hospital over maternal deathsSubscription
An external review is being carried out into four maternal deaths at a leading London hospital trust.
Oxleas Foundation NHS Trust, a well regarded mental health and community provider, has been rated as “requires improvement” by Care Quality Commission inspectors who found patients forced to sleep on sofas due to lack of available beds.
Tariff plan would see maternity spend rise by 8%Subscription
Spending on maternity services could rise by £221m next year, an increase of 8.3%, under national tariff proposals published by NHS Improvement.