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The Keogh review has identified “lack of escalation procedures, inadequate staffing levels and disconnected leadership” as some of the key areas of concern at the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust.
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust has been given a formal warning by the Care Quality Commission, after unannounced inspections found triage times for children were being breached.
Nurses have been praised for their role in improving cancer care after 88% of patients rated their overall care as excellent or very good.
Chancellor George Osborne has hinted that local pay rates will be introduced for some public sector workers.
Over 2,000 NHS staff and campaigners heard health service leaders, including key nursing figures, denounce the health bill at a rally in Westminster last night.
David Cameron has defended his government’s health reforms at prime minister’s question time from the criticisms set out in Nursing Times’ joint leader with Health Service Journal and the BMJ.
Carter: 'NHS faces its toughest year'Subscription
The Royal College of Nursing’s general secretary has warned the NHS faces its “toughest year”, with specialist nurses losing their jobs and vulnerable patients “in the firing line”.
Unions could have gained more concessions from the government on pension reform had they not gone on strike, Peter Carter has told Nursing Times.
Nurse arrested in Stepping Hill inquirySubscription
Police investigating the poisoning of patients at Stepping Hill Hospital in Manchester have arrested a 46-year-old male nurse on suspicion of tampering with records.
An extra 530,000 lower paid staff have been spared from making extra pension contributions next year after the Department of Health made a concession in the long-running pensions dispute.