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Plans to publish safe nurse staffing guidance for emergency departments have been abandoned in a U-turn by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
In the face of rising pressures, we explore solutions including training rotations and a cap on agency staffing
The first wave of urgent and emergency care vanguard sites has been revealed by NHS England.
HSJ’s map of the eight sites identified by NHS England as the first urgent and emergency care vanguards.
Clinical commissioning groups are expected to fund a 2.3 per cent increase in emergency activity this year compared to 2014-15, NHS England has confirmed.
With trusts offering all days services
This trust delivered the four hour target for first time in three years
Ambulance delays due to out of date satellite navigation systems could have contributed to two patient deaths, according to incidents reported to the National Reporting and Learning System.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence will publish recommended nurse staffing levels for accident and emergency departments despite being asked by NHS England to drop the work, HSJ can reveal.
NHS England has told commissioners to suspend all GP out of hours and NHS 111 procurements while it draws up new rules for creating ‘functionally integrated’ urgent care services, HSJ has learned.
Letters seen by HSJ reveal how NHS England ordered clinical commissioning groups to change their contracts with acute providers to reflect an assumption that hospital activity would grow this year.
Hospital performance targets
WORKFORCE: Bullying is prevalent across the London Ambulance Service and the trust has a ‘blame culture’ in which bullies are perceived to have been rewarded, an independent review has found.
WORKFORCE: More than 300 staff at East of England Ambulance Service have signed a petition to the health secretary calling for its departing chief executive to remain in his position.
NHS England has said urgent and emergency care networks should be set up across the country to set and monitor standards of care and ‘designate urgent care facilities’.
MCP vanguards report on their progress
Experts have warned that patients could end up waiting longer for treatment as acute trusts try to tackle an expected overall deficit of more than £2bn this year.
NHS England chief nursing officer Jane Cummings has said the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence will continue to be used for evidence reviews on safe staffing ‘where appropriate’.
NHS England medical director Sir Bruce Keogh is to review the current waiting times standards for elective care, the organisation’s chief executive Simon Stevens has announced.
Urgent and emergency care will undergo a “complete redesign” and be in “a very different place by the middle of this Parliament”, the NHS England chief executive has announced.
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We have compiled a selection of our best commissioning, innovation and leadership articles over the past year, looking at the pressures facing emergency care and how organisations are dealing with it.