The NHS acute sector is expecting to record a net deficit in excess of £750m for the current financial year, exclusive HSJ research shows.
A project that aimed to reduce death rates in hospitals using financial incentives has seen its initial period of success tail off, research reveals.
Hospital managers have been branded ‘immoral’ for introducing ‘extortionate’ parking charges for staff who need their cars for work.
The proportion of patients who said they were offered a choice of provider on referral has slightly fallen since 2010, despite a coalition’s commitment to oversee an increase.
Hospital trust financial problems have now spread across England, with the acute sector in the majority of health economies expecting an overall deficit in 2014-15.
Our map highlights the health economies expecting to record a deficit for 2014-15
NHS England and Monitor have floated proposals for sweeping reform of the payment systems for emergency healthcare, to help bring about the changes envisaged by the Keogh review of urgent and emergency care.
The Foundation Trust Network has urged Monitor to stay independent when setting the national pricing tariff, despite pressures on the NHS budget.
Stroke patients are more likely to die in units with lower nurse staffing levels at weekends, according to latest UK research.
The number of trainee doctors recruited to work in England’s A&E departments has increased to its highest ever level, Health Education England has revealed
The five year strategy being developed by NHS England will set out ‘a range of care models’ aimed at putting the service on a sustainable financial footing, it has said.
FINANCE: Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group has launched an investigation into a “significant increase” in the cost of accident and emergency at one of the city’s major hospitals.
NHS mental health providers have slashed beds and staff levels as they cope with real term funding cuts and the soaring cost of sending patients hundreds of miles away for treatment.
WORKFORCE: The chief executive of a trust recommended for special measures is to retire at the end of the year due to ill health.
Many patients are ‘shocked’ that lots of accident and emergency doctors do not have automatic access to their GP records, a poll suggests.
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