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PERFORMANCE: Stringent conditions have been placed on Medway Maritime Hospital following a third CQC inspection of its struggling accident and emergency department.
The NHS provider sector has plunged further into the red, the latest figures from Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority show
COMMERCIAL: South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust has been left “deeply disappointed” after losing out on the contract to provide an integrated NHS 111 and GP out of hours service in Somerset.
The NHS’s only privately run hospital, Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust, could lose core services such as its accident and emergency department despite earlier assurances that franchising the hospital would protect it from such a move.
The national rate of delayed transfers of care has soared to its highest ever level, threatening the better care fund’s ambition to cut costs by improving the transfer of patients from hospital to other care settings.
Hospitals are to receive an extra £300m in government cash in a bid to arrest further decline in A&E performance over the winter
Emergency and acute services in some areas could increasingly be supported by up-skilled GPs, working across hospital and community settings, NHS England’s deputy medical director has said
Cambridge University Hospital Foundation Trust has recorded the worst weekly accident and emergency waiting time performance by any NHS provider for three and half years, a statistician has calculated.
STRUCTURE: Medway Foundation Trust could see some of its work moved to a neighbouring trust to relieve pressure on the struggling organisation.
The government’s drive to help hospitals clear their backlog of patients waiting more than 18 weeks for treatment has started to pay off, figures from NHS England indicate
NHS England has ‘lost’ time exploring the use of GPs for the NHS 111 phone line as there are too few in the workforce to support it, a leading clinician has said
Senior NHS chiefs have begun ramping up the pressure on providers and commissioners to improve performance in A&E during a round of high level meetings which began last week
A health economy designated as one of the government’s integration pioneers has been warned its poor relationships with social care are putting patients at risk, HSJ has learned.
PERFORMANCE: One of the worst performing areas on the four hour accident and emergency target has seen its “system resilience” money withheld temporarily after failing to devise a “believable” improvement plan.
Emergency admissions to accident and emergency departments have hit their highest level since records began, the latest NHS England figures reveal.
The health service is set to receive a further multimillion pound government bailout aimed at avoiding a politically embarrassing failure of the accident and emergency waiting target during winter
Management consultancy McKinsey is set to help Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group review its clinical services after being named the preferred bidder for a £2.75m consultancy contract.
The Care Quality Commission will begin inspecting health systems across whole geographical areas from next year, its chief inspector of general practice has said.
PERFORMANCE: University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust has agreed a plan improve its accident and emergency waiting time performance, amid commissioner concerns.
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’.
It offers scope for improvement
How new care pathways cut hospital stays
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