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Thirteen hospital trusts have higher than expected mortality indicator scores, according to an extract from the latest report by health analytics firm Dr Foster which has been shared exclusively with HSJ.
The number of people dying from breast, prostate and bowel cancer will almost halve in the three decades up to 2020, new figures suggest.
A merger that would have created the largest provider organisation in England has been shelved.
A lack of support for older people after they have been in hospital leaves them vulnerable to readmission, new research has found.
Accident and emergency attendances have been at their highest between April to June every year since 2008-09, according to a report by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.
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An independent inquiry will be carried out into the safety of blood donations following fears of infection from vCJD, the human form of “mad cow disease”, it has been reported.
HSJ analysis of the 53 trusts due to receive a share of the Department of Health’s £250m winter pressure fund shows many are prioritising improvements to the care of the frail elderly.
Up to 100,000 NHS patients with cancer and rare diseases are to have their genetic codes mapped by 2017 under new plans announced by health minister Lord Howe.
Mopping up MRSA toxin with a sponge may be a new way to defeat the antibiotic-resistant superbug, research has shown.
At least one medical director has already “fallen on their sword” following a visit from one of the Care Quality Commission’s new inspection teams, the chief inspector of hospitals has said.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s decision to caution former Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust chief nurse Jan Harry is being challenged in the High Court on the grounds it is “unduly lenient”.
A deliberate slowdown in the treatment of people with less serious ailments and the discovery of groups of patients who were not previously recorded in national statistics could be behind growing waiting lists, experts have said.
Almost half of lung cancer patients have experienced delays at some stage of their care, according to a new report.
Basildon and Thurrock Hospital Foundation Trust is making “solid progress” against the recommendations set out by NHS medical director Sir Bruce Keogh, according to commissioners.
Some acute hospitals provide a third less nursing care per occupied bed day than their peers, HSJ analysis suggests.
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