Jeremy Hunt has asked the prime minister to keep him in the health secretary post until 2017, claiming he “would be very happy if this is my life’s work”.
In an exclusive interview Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt makes it clear he will challenge the NHS to improve, but he also needs to give it hope, says HSJ editor Alastair McLellan
There still appears to be little clarity as to where best to access urgent care out of hours, with the majority of patients still turning to accident and emergency departments, writes David Colin-Thomé
Stringent conditions have been placed on Medway Maritime Hospital following a third CQC inspection of its struggling accident and emergency department.
The NHS provider sector has plunged further into the red with a collective deficit of £630.2m halfway through the financial year, latest figures from Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority show.
Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust has apologised to local GPs after ‘a significant number of problems’ with the implementation of its new electronic records system.
Former health secretary Stephen Dorrell has announced that he will not be standing as an MP at the next election. Instead he will be joining consultant KPMG.
health secretary Jeremy Hunt has come under fire from charities and MPs for agreeing to transfer the responsibility for renal dialysis commissioning from NHS England to clinical commissioning groups.
Hospital inspections could play a role in deciding the outcome of next year’s general election, according to analysis shared exclusively with HSJ.
NHS trusts could in future choose between becoming a foundation trust or an independent mutually owned company as the provider sector becomes increasingly ‘fluid and uncertain’.
Isle of Wight Trust has established a ‘strategic estates partnership’ with a private company to help modernise its site in line with a recently developed clinical strategy.
Cashflow problems at Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust have forced the provider to delay payments to some suppliers and apply for extra central funding.
When it comes to innovation, and introducing models of care that work best for local populations, Monitor will not stand in the way, writes its chief executive David Bennett.
South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust has been left “deeply disappointed” after losing out on the contract to provide an integrated NHS 111 and GP out of hours service in Somerset.
The chief executive of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust Tony Bell has resigned, weeks after the trust was criticised by the Care Quality Commission.
NHS England is acting unlawfully by failing to properly involve and inform patients about its primary care commissioning decisions, a High Court judge has said.
The Care Quality Commission’s struggle to employ enough staff to inspect all acute trusts by the end of next year has been flagged up as a “key risk” by its chief executive David Behan.
A succession of service redesigns across Greater Manchester has left staff fatigued and confused, according to Ann Barnes, chief executive of Stockport FT.
Neil Grant and Joanna Dimirkis explain NHS England’s recently published framework for GP practices responding to CQC inspections.
Patients want it and the technology exists to do it securely, so why are people still unable to take full control of their medical records? Shaun O’Hanlon explains
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The King’s Fund has called for an additional £2 billion in funding for the NHS ahead of next week’s Autumn Statement. The think tank argues that the settlement agreed for the NHS in 2015/16 should be re-opened to prevent a
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Health minister Norman Lamb challenges the UK’s biggest companies to sign up to Time to Change.
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Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust has revised its forecast up to a £21m deficit for 2014-15.
Eight midwives who worked for a foundation trust at the centre of an inquiry into infant and maternal deaths could face disciplinary action.
Greater Huddersfield and North Kirklees CCGs have issued a tender for a “prime provider” community services contract worth nearly £285m.
The Care Quality Commission has been strongly criticised by its own board after admitting to making thousands of errors in its handling of safeguarding worries.
Government plans for closer working between the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry will make the new generation of precision medicines more affordable for the NHS, the minister for life sciences George Freeman has said.
The chief executive of Yorkshire Ambulance Service Trust David Whiting, has announced his resignation leaving the trust with immediate effect.
As complaints to voluntary regulators rise, it’s time to toughen up the regime and seek better regulation for psychotherapists, psychoanalysts and counsellors, write Julie Norris and Sian Jones.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust has appointed Dorothy Hosein as its chief executive.
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