An increase in funding for social care services announced in today’s budget must also help deliver reductions in NHS delayed transfers of care, the chancellor has said.
A trust in the South West has become the first acute provider in the country to jump from a rating of “requires improvement” to one of “outstanding” across just two inspections by regulators.
An East London trust is being forced to cut a fifth of its community nursing staff, in a move experts have described as “logically unsustainable” and a “risk to the quality of patient care”.
Niall Dickson, former editor of Nursing Times and until recently chief executive of the General Medical Council, has been appointed as the new boss of the NHS Confederation.
The national lead for maternity has said her local healthcare system will look to more than double its rate of midwife led births by 2020, but suggested it would see a decrease in standalone unit births.
Dame Julie Moore, a former nurse and now one of England’s leading trust chief executives, has said there should be “one regulator” that brings together NHS Improvement and the Care Quality Commission.
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust has accepted that it was at fault following the death of a patient who was administered a drug by an unsupervised healthcare assistant during a home visit.
A trust in the Midlands has temporarily closed one of its midwife-led maternity units and suspended services at another facility.
Standard GP opening hours should be increased by an hour and a half per day on weekdays, and extended to Saturdays and Sundays as standard, under a major access drive announced by NHS England yesterday.
Merger plans revealed for Midlands hospital trusts Subscription
Two major acute trusts in Birmingham have announced their intention to merge, while two more in Nottingham have unveiled further details of a similar planned move.