How NHS procurement plans could impact locum staff

These days, you can’t open a newspaper or turn on the TV without catching a glimpse of a news story hailing the incredible debts of the NHS and the undoubted financial struggles that lay ahead for our health service; with prominent think tank the King’s Fund even predicting a complete monetary crisis during 2015/16, if […]

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NHS seeks ethnic diversity within management

Trusts could face regulatory action if no ethnic minorities in senior spots NHS organisations will be forced to increase black and ethnic minority representation in senior positions or face contractual or regulatory consequences. NHS England will be introducing the recent regulation with a new national workforce race equality standard on the health service through the […]

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Special measure trusts improving

Chief inspector of hospitals pinpoints strong leadership in trust turnaround Chief Inspector of hospitals Sir Mike Richards has defined strong leadership and good clinical engagement as the two key factors for turning around failing trusts. Marking the year anniversary of the special measures scheme, Sir Richards told the HSJ that the 11 organisations put in […]

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Jeremy Hunt says money shouldn’t affect care standards

A lack of funding is not an excuse for poor care, says the health secretary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has declared that a lack of money is no excuse to deliver poor care, after the trusts placed in special measures estimate a collective deficit of almost £140 million this year. Five of the 11 trusts […]

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More NHS trusts hit financial problems

Auditors raise concerns over 19 hospital trusts The Audit Commission have referred 19 NHS trusts to ministers because of concerns about their financial health. The referrals were made after a review of 98 trusts, which run a combination of hospital, ambulance and community services. The 19 trusts in question have been passed over to ministers because […]

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