EmergencyNews on emergency services
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.
Hundreds of thousands of patients in need of emergency care are being left at the doors of accident and emergency in ambulances because hospitals are too full, Labour has said.
Clinical commissioning groups have become concerned about the burden of being involved with ‘system resilience groups’, which are expected to oversee efforts to clear waiting lists and ease winter pressures.
COMMERCIAL: An urgent care centre will open at South Tyneside General Hospital next year, under plans drawn up by a clinical commissioning group.
Battle lines have been drawn between the four acute trusts in Greater Manchester fighting for ‘specialist hospital’ status in a major citywide reorganisation.
Ambulances in three regions of England are ‘failing’ to get to some of the most critical patients on time, new figures suggest.
How one failing trust’s turnaround has been sparked by some outside help
The NHS Trust Development Authority is undertaking “urgent work” to investigate the “unexpectedly high” demand for acute services that has seen winter pressures continue into the summer.
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
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