Inspection and Regulation

Camden GP practice placed into special measures following CQC inspection

14.11.18: A GP practice in Camden has been rated as inadequate and placed into special measures by the CQC. An inspection in August rated Dr Phillip Matthewman’s practice, in Prince of Wales Road, as inadequate for being safe, effective and wel...

Shropshire baby death review expanded to over 200 cases of maternity failings

14.11.18: A scandal-hit NHS trust investigating dozens of mother and baby deaths has now identified more than 200 cases as the review is widened for the third time. The CQC review into the maternity deaths focused on 23 cases when it launched in 2017...

NHS Wales given damning ‘wake-up call’ over its outdated IT systems

14.11.18: The Welsh Assembly has published a damming “wake-up call” on efforts to modernise NHS IT systems in Wales, raising “serious question marks” over a “culture of self-censorship and denial.” An assembly inqu...

NHS England lifts legal directions on three CCGs after leadership shake-up

13.11.18: Three CCGs within the Central Sussex and East Surrey Commissioning Alliance (CSESCA) have had their legal directions related to their leadership lifted by NHS England after a major management shake-up. Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex, and E...

NHS faces £2.3bn bill in no-deal Brexit in medicine and supplies cost surge

13.11.18: A ‘no-deal’ Brexit would deliver a “cost shock” to the NHS which would eat up all the funding available to improve patient care for the next two years through a surge in the cost of medicine and supplies. New analysi...

Wales and England NHS bodies get new cross-border healthcare regulations

13.11.18:  Lord O’Shaughnessy has announced a new set of arrangements on the delivery of healthcare across the border between Wales and England. The government said that whilst healthcare across the border is “collaborative and high...

‘Rocketing demand’ sees NHS performance figures drop as winter approaches

08.11.18: Last month saw the lowest percentage of NHS patients seen within four hours for any October since records began as the NHS’s latest performance figures do not bode well for the upcoming winter pressures. New statistics show that the N...

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS trust put into special measures

08.11.18: Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been put into special measures by NHS Improvement. The hospital, which has received three enforcement action notices from the CQC, with the health inspectorate last month demanding the trust sub...

Waste firm seeks £15m in damages over terminated NHS contracts

08.11.18: The disposal company at the centre of the NHS clinical waste scandal has announced that it is suing 17 NHS trusts in Yorkshire after they terminated its contracts. Healthcare Environment Services (HES) are pursuing upwards of £15m in...

Investigation launched into claims a Bristol NHS trust covered up death of eight-week old boy

06.11.18: A Bristol NHS trust has launched an investigation into claims that staff at a hospital made attempts to cover up the death of an eight-week old baby boy in 2015. The CQC said it has written to the University Hospitals Bristol NHS FT, which...

Home care provider Allied Healthcare’s future at risk amid funding crisis

06.11.18: The CQC has reported that Allied Healthcare has only been able to confirm it has funding to survive until 30 November, and that there has been no assurance that the company has or will have the investment to ensure it can operate beyond this dat...

NHS bosses jailed for 14 years for defrauding health board of £700,000 using U2 pseudonyms

05.11.18: Top image: Tom Martin via Wales News Service Three managers of an NHS health board’s estates department were jailed over the weekend for defrauding the NHS of over £700,000. Mark Evill, 42, received a jail sentence of...

Regulators failed to avert major failure of patient safety, report finds

02.11.18: A scathing report from Deloitte has found serious failings by regulators in stopping a major failure of patient safety at a London trust. North Middlesex University Hospital (NMUH) saw major failures in patient safety between June 2014 and...

Healthwatch workforce numbers fall by a fifth as report warns of ‘perilous’ state of funding

02.11.18: More reductions in Healthwatch funding have seen the number of full-time staff in the network fall by 22% over the last two years, Healthwatch has revealed in its annual State of Support study. The report found that funding received by loca...

Landmark mental health law will protect patients against excessive force after tragic death

01.11.18: A new law restricting and monitoring the use of force against patients in mental health units has today been given royal ascent after an eight-year battle by the family of a young man who died after being excessively restrained. The Mental...

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More men please!

14/11/2018More men please!

Kirstie Stott, director of the Inspiring Leaders Network, flips the gender balance debate on its head and asks: why aren’t there more male ... more >
Camden GP practice placed into special measures following CQC inspection

14/11/2018Camden GP practice placed into special measures following CQC inspection

A GP practice in Camden has been rated as inadequate and placed into special measures by the CQC. An inspection in August rated Dr Phillip M... more >
Primary care merger for Greater Manchester halted after CCG leaders report a ‘lack of trust’

14/11/2018Primary care merger for Greater Manchester halted after CCG leaders report a ‘lack of trust’

Plans to create a single primary care organisation for Greater Manchester have been halted after an independent review found “fierce critic... more >

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25/09/2017A hotbed of innovation

This edition of NHE comes hot on the heels of this year’s NHS Expo which, once again, proved to be a huge success at Manchester Central. A number of announcements were made during the event, with the health secretary naming the second wave of NHS digital pioneers, or ‘fast followers’, which follow the initial global digital e... read more >

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More men please!

14/11/2018More men please!

Kirstie Stott, director of the Inspiring Leaders Network, flips the gender balance debate on its head and asks: why aren’t there more male nurses? As an advocate for gender equality, I was recently struck by the NHS Provider Board report from NHS Improvement, which is an interesting but not surprising read. As someone who stron... more >
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Data: the oil of the digital age

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Adam Steventon, director of data analytics at the Health Foundation, reviews the government’s digital and data vision for the NHS. Dig... more >
The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

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Jo Gander, director of the Clinical and Product Assurance (CaPA) team, talks about their role as part of the new NHS Supply Chain. NHS Suppl... more >
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The ease and round-the-clock nature of making cashless payments has transformed the way we pay for goods and services – and, from now on, t... more >
A push for digital in mental health

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Sean Duggan, chief executive of NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network, argues that mental health services could hugely benefit from dig... more >

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How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

24/10/2018How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

A dedicated national social care service could be a potential solution to surging demand burdening acute health providers over the winter months,... more >
RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

24/10/2018RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

The president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has told NHE that the college’s new headquarters based in Liverpool will become a hu... more >
Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

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The NHS plays a part in the country’s wellness – but it’s far from being all that matters. Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Pu... more >
Cutting through the fake news

22/11/2017Cutting through the fake news

In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed focus on reducing stigma around mental health, Paul Farmer, chief exec... more >

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