EmergencyNews on emergency services
PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission is ‘urgently working’ with NHS England and Monitor to make improvements at Medway Maritime Hospital’s accident and emergency department after an unannounced inspection found it ‘remained in a state of crisis with poor clinical leadership’.
STRUCTURE: NHS England has prompted a review into the governance arrangements of three clinical commissioning groups following concerns around accident and emergency performance within the local health economy.
A second inquest into the death of a man who died after being treated at Stafford Hospital in 2006 was due to resume in Leicestershire today.
The past three months have seen a strengthening of public approval for the government’s treatment of the NHS, an exclusive HSJ/FTI Consulting poll has found.
Heartbroken relatives of a grandmother who died while waiting in a queue of ambulances outside a hospital have demanded an apology from health bosses.
PERFORMANCE: London Ambulance Service Trust has announced it will cut the number of emergency calls that receive an ambulance response by 15 per cent, in response to staff shortages and rising demand.
Four of the first five better care fund plans to receive official approval are all aiming for less than the ‘expected minimum target’ of a 3.5 per cent reduction in emergency admissions.
Accident and emergency department performance has deteriorated in recent weeks while planned activity failed to increase in July, according to new data.
COMMERCIAL: Heart of England Foundation Trust is partnering with a local commissioner to find a new provider to run the front door of one of its hospitals.
Up to half a million patients could be put at risk every year as hospitals struggle to admit patients to hospital wards from bursting A&E departments, the College of Emergency Medicine has warned.
Proposals by NHS England and Monitor for reform of the urgent and emergency care payment system would be a ‘disaster’ for emergency departments, the president of the College of Emergency Medicine has said
PERFORMANCE: London Ambulance Service Trust has raised concern about the age of its fleet of vehicles and employees, in its latest risk register.
PERFORMANCE: Monitor has opened an investigation into accident and emergency and cancer referral waiting times at York Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust.
Ambulance workers are to stage fresh strikes in a long-running dispute over working conditions and safety issues.
Four clinical commissioning groups in north east England have scrapped a near complete procurement process for their GP out of hours services after a legal challenge by one of the bidders.
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 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
A plan to base a major emergency care centre at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has been backed by clinical commissioning groups in and around the city.
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.
Many patients are ‘shocked’ that lots of accident and emergency doctors do not have automatic access to their GP records, a poll suggests.
Intelligent conveyancing helps to spread the load
Demand changes it
Local treatments takes pressure off budgets
High demand stems from the service’s own offer to patients
Does performance reflect the leadership?
Equal attention should be paid to evening cover as at weekends
Make same-day care the default option
Attacks on staff are causing a recruitment crisis