EmergencyNews on emergency services
STRUCTURE: A teaching hospital, whose services are threatened by a major shake up of acute care in Greater Manchester, has called for a ‘flawed’ consultation on the plan to be suspended.
Patients should expect ‘inevitable’ greater waits in accident and emergency departments, two health charities have warned.
There will be no change next year to controversial rules that restrict the payments hospitals receive for emergency admissions and readmissions
Monitor and NHS England have floated plans to tighten their grip on specialist services pricing while mounting a push for local commissioners to move away from national NHS prices
New guidelines from a host of medical Royal Colleges call for all emergency departments to have co-located out of hours GP services, to help prevent rising demand from overwhelming the urgent care system.
Developments include planned deficits, A&E data and length of stay
The waiting list for planned care has exceeded the 3 million mark, while emergency admissions are continuing to rise, the latest activity data shows.
Better care fund cash will be used to compensate acute hospitals when local integration initiatives fail to reduce emergency admissions
Voters fear the principle of free healthcare is in danger and that the NHS is threatened by the private sector, an HSJ/FTI Consulting survey has found
PERFORMANCE: London Ambulance Service Trust declared a major incident on Monday because of intense pressure on the system.
The struggle of England’s smallest acute trust to recruit consultants played a major role in the decision to ditch its search for an independent sector management franchise to take it over, HSJ has been told.
The recently departed strategy director of NHS England has been appointed as a partner at a large GP and urgent care provider.
PERFORMANCE: United Lincolnshire Hospitals has failed to meet the four hour accident and emergency target of 95 per cent of admissions for April.
Accident and emergency departments have missed the target to see, treat, admit or discharge 95 per cent of patients within four hours for the fourth week in a row as demand on the service grows.
STRUCTURE: The accident and emergency departments at Hammersmith Hospital and Central Middlesex Hospital are due to be downgraded on the same day in September under a joint plan between Imperial College Healthcare Trust and North West London Hospitals Trust.
The NHS has missed its target for starting patient treatment within 18 weeks of admission for the second consecutive month, the latest official figures show.
NHS England’s primary care co-commissioning plan could help ease pressure on accident and emergency services, a researcher behind a new College of Emergency Medicine study has claimed.
London Ambulance Service Trust has launched an external investigation after an anonymous whistleblower alleged that student paramedics had cheated in their final examinations.
Plans by clinical commissioning groups to jointly procure NHS 111 and out of hours hotlines have sparked concerns that smaller providers could be squeezed out of the market.
PERFORMANCE: The reshaping of emergency services at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust has been delayed as it refocuses efforts on concerns raised by the Care Quality Commission.
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
Problems must be fixed throughout the system