More than four out of five acute hospitals in England are failing to meet their own targets for nurse staffing, HSJ analysis reveals.
Hospitals could reduce length of stay and improve patient outcomes if they reimagine the way more than 10 million patients a year undergo surgery in the NHS, HSJ has been told.
The general election could be decided by Care Quality Commission ratings of seven hospital trusts, analysis by HSJ reveals.
The Conservatives’ plan to extend weekend working would help the NHS meet rising demand for operations, rather than being an additional cost pressure, the health secretary has argued.
Some contracts for 2015-16 remain unsigned two weeks after the deadline as some trusts only received their offers on the day they were meant to be signed, HSJ has been told.
Almost two thirds of nursing staff who have experienced a ‘red flag’ event while working on an acute adult inpatient ward have failed to see nurse numbers immediately increased to deal with the situation, according to a major survey of NHS staffing levels.
FINANCE: North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group has forecast a £6.4m deficit for the 2014-15 financial year, its chair has said.
A pathology joint venture owned by six NHS trusts is forecasting a £4.5m deficit for its first year of operation, HSJ has learned.
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QUALITY: One of England’s largest teaching hospitals has achieved a dramatic turnaround in the care and survival of patients with sepsis after developing a tool to hold individual clinicians to account for their care.
Trusts have managed to meet a high profile waiting time target just weeks before the general election.
The General Medical Council is to review a decision made during its investigation into complaints against NHS England national director Dame Barbara Hakin.
Ambulance handover delays, cancelled elective operations and delayed transfers of care all saw huge increases this winter, in what has been the most difficult year for accident and emergency departments in a decade.
FINANCE: St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust has seen a steep decline in its finances and is expecting to report a £10m deficit for 2014-15.
PERFORMANCE: King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust has been told to reduce waiting times and make improvements to its finances, following an investigation by Monitor.
Twenty-six hospital trusts are responsible for half of the national growth in patients waiting more than four hours in accident and emergency, HSJ analysis reveals.
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