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Proposed clinical improvements aim to deliver rapid assessment and treatment for patients with the most serious conditions — and expand short waits for millions more NHS patients. NHS National Medical Director Professor Stephen Powis announced the proposals, which have been developed by some of the country’s leading clinicians, working with local health leaders and patient […]
The NHS has today launched a call for views on how targeted amendments to the law could help local and national health organisations work together more effectively to improve services for patients. At our joint board meeting, national leaders of the NHS approved a series of proposals for legal changes which they believe would help […]
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust will get enhanced support to improve its services for patients as we have placed the trust into special measures for quality reasons. The decision comes as the trust continues to address several challenges where patient care could be at risk. These challenges include governance, workforce, urgent and maternity care […]
Joint response to a learning review looking into how the system responded to concerns about poor quality of care and poor trainee experience at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust (NMUH). NHS Improvement, NHS England and Health Education England (HEE) have published a joint response to a Deloitte learning review looking into how the system […]
We have announced plans to work more closely with Health Education England to ensure the national workforce system is well aligned. The government’s announcement of the five-year funding settlement and the development of the long-term plan has demonstrated the importance of national, regional and local organisations working together effectively to support the NHS. As part […]
Today we have published an independent review we commissioned Deloitte to carry out of the effectiveness of board leadership and governance at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) in London. We placed the trust in special measures for finance in February 2018. Deloitte’s review has concluded that there were a number of […]
The NHS saved £324 million last financial year by switching from using 10 expensive medicines to better value and equally effective alternatives, with even more saving to be achieved this year. Better value biosimilar and generic medicines, which are just as safe and effective as the more expensive original biological versions, treat conditions including rheumatoid […]
We have appointed six non-executive board members, which include the reappointments of current members, Lord Patrick Carter and Lord Ara Darzi, and the appointments of four new members. We are pleased to announce the following new members to join our board: Sir Andrew Morris – Lead for the Frimley Health & Care Integrated Care System […]
BSUH is no longer in special measures for financial reasons following improvements in financial performance and management at the trust. We worked to secure new management arrangements at the trust just over a year ago. The board and executive team of neighbouring Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust took on management responsibility for BSUH with an […]
The NHS has announced plans to improve patient care by cutting long stays in hospitals. Speaking at the annual NHS Confederation conference at Manchester Central, NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens and our Chief Executive Ian Dalton will set out the plans which will also help to free up thousands of hospital beds and ease pressures […]