Acute CareNews on acute care
An analysis of the General Medical Council’s annual junior doctor training survey by HSJ has identified the trusts with the poorest satisfaction rates among trainee medics.
NHS England was today expected to set out the next stage of a review of urgent and emergency care services.
STRUCTURE: A husband-and-wife team of former primary care trust leaders have been appointed as interim chief executive and turnaround director of the huge and troubled Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust.
One in 20 junior doctors working in hospitals are concerned about patient safety, according to the General Medical Council’s annual training survey.
The special administrators running Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust have asked Monitor for extra time to decide the fate of its acute services, HSJ can reveal.
FINANCE: Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT’s contract with Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is £2m overspent, board papers say.
NHS England is under pressure to swiftly develop new plans for children’s heart surgery after a controversial reconfiguration was today suspended by the health secretary following an independent review.
Campaigners fighting to save a children’s heart unit are hoping health secretary Jeremy Hunt will reverse the decision today.
A new survey suggests that while hospital doctors have concerns about the introduction of a chief inspector of hospitals they are significantly less opposed to the reform than senior management.
Giving patients access to information about how well their surgeons perform is a “watershed” moment for surgery, leading doctors have said.
STRUCTURE: Building work on a new endoscopy unit at Eastbourne District General Hospital is nearing its final phase with the first patients expected to use it in early autumn.
A non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission believes many NHS hospitals are still not safe, meaning patients’ lives are being put at risk.
District general hospitals are increasing their private patient offerings
One of England’s biggest foundation trusts has agreed a contract outside of the national tariff system for the past two years, its chief executive has revealed.
Former cancer tsar Sir Mike Richards has been appointed as the first chief inspector of hospitals.
Sir David Nicholson has said the NHS’s interpretation of February’s Francis report, combined with unseasonably bad weather, may have caused the collapse in accident and emergency performance earlier this year.
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There is widespread consensus on the need for change
Maria Kane on the challenges facing her trust
The trust is back on track following a low point in 2012
Using home care services to reduce emergency admissions