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NHSE overrules trust and orders second review into patient harms

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NHS England has ordered an independent review into patient safety and governance concerns at an acute trust which had been resisting calls to take this step, HSJ has learned.

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Admissions and numbers of covid inpatients falling at record rate

2021-03-01T11:35:00+00:00By

Covid admissions to English hospitals, and the number of covid patients being cared for in them, is falling at the fastest rate yet since the mid-January peak, suggesting the vaccination programme is beginning to have an impact.

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Still a third more patients in critical care than last winter

2021-02-25T05:52:00+00:00By

The number of critical care patients in England is still significantly more than was seen last year, despite occupancy coming down across the country, HSJ analysis shows.

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Exclusive: Covid admissions falling faster among older people, likely due to vaccine

2021-02-23T15:12:00+00:00By

The coronavirus vaccine appears to be having a significant impact on hospitalisations among the elderly, nearly three months into the vaccination campaign, according to analysis of NHS data.

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HSJ podcast: Punishing staff for gaming the vaccine system

2021-02-25T14:45:00+00:00

Reasonable or ‘unnecessarily hostile”? This week’s HSJ Health Check debates whether it’s right for a trust to threaten its staff with disciplinary or regulatory action if they seek to have their second covid jab early.

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Mental Health Matters: ‘A culture of risk taking’

2021-03-02T13:00:00+00:00By 1 comments

HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering safety, quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector — contact me in confidence.