Elective RTT waiting times shot up by over a week in December, in the fastest monthly increase since 2010, notes Rob Findlay
Trusts with lax data security are receiving additional unannounced inspections, as regulators try to patch security vulnerabilities in the wake of the Wannacry cyber attack.
The spread of specialised services across English hospital trusts has remained relatively unchanged over the last four years, despite a consensus that greater consolidation is needed in some areas.
Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.
Yet another large trust stopped reporting its referral to treatment data, which clouded the picture for the latest November figures and raised non-reported waiting lists to a new record.
London hospital trusts have been forced to bring patient transport services in house or re-tender them as incumbent firms exit the market.
The new president of the Royal College of Pathologists has said she is concerned about a lack of investment in new laboratory IT systems amid a national overhaul of NHS pathology departments.
Why does a safety-critical industry such as the NHS have the level of bullying and fear running through it at so many levels, asks Andy Cowper
The WannaCry cyberattack in May cost one NHS trust £9.5m in lost income, its latest board report reveals.
Imperial College Healthcare Trust developed the NOSH Project – a three tier pathway to improve nutrition and hydration in patients with dementia. Two healthcare support workers were employed to implement the pathway. The project is now in place on 29 wards.
NHS trusts must reduce their combined monthly deficit to £107m to meet the official forecast figures in the second half of 2017-18, after recording a monthly deficit of almost £300m in the first half of the year.
Trusts need more clarity about future cybersecurity funding after the WannaCry attack, Barts Health Trust’s top digital doctor has said.
Hospitals in London struggling to recruit medical locums to tackle staff shortages are to limit the amount they can spend even when safety is a factor from this weekend, HSJ can reveal.
Controversial recommendations over the national reconfiguration of congenital heart disease services could be submitted to NHS England in three weeks, ending years of uncertainty.
Several acute trusts have fallen significantly short of their three month financial target, while dozens more are relying on heavily backloaded savings plans to deliver their year end plans.
NHS trusts will be asked to partly fund a price comparison tool that helps deliver savings in procurement, HSJ has learned.
The Department of Health could fine trusts up to £17m for failing to keep services running after a cyberattack or hardware failure, under new government proposals.
The chief executives of trusts rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission have been in post much longer than those rated inadequate – several of whom have stayed less than a year, HSJ analysis confirms.
The NHS payments and incentives system is constantly evolving. Richard Murray looks at a system that is attempting to manage deficits and, at the same time, introduce new models of care and ways to pay for them.
More than one in five trusts failed to properly apply security updates that would have protected them against the worst cyberattack in NHS history.
NHS England has been accused of lacking transparency and using “inaccurate or misleading” data in its planning for the potential closure of three heart surgery units.
Staffing gaps in an intensive care unit run by the largest NHS trust directly affected the care of a patient who died at a hospital in east London, a coroner has said.
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NHS Improvement’s provider leadership committee approved nine compulsory redundancies at senior level over nine months in 2016-17, documents obtained by HSJ reveal.
Barts Health Trust has revealed it was trying to upgrade “many” computers still running the outdated Windows XP operating system just days before last week’s unprecedented global cyber-attack.
Many of the trusts most severely disrupted by Friday’s cyber attack are expecting to resume most patient services on Wednesday, but are still battling to restore IT systems.
Several major NHS acute hospitals have been forced into a fresh wave of cancellations of operations, appointments and other services as the health service grappled with the continued fallout of Friday’s cyber attack.
Demand spikes at major trauma centre as neighbour is struck down by ransomware
Seven trusts receiving national support following cyber attack are named
Multiple hospital trusts and other NHS organisations are suffering significant IT systems problems following a major ransomware attack.
Imaging services at one of the largest trusts in England have been down for four days following a “major” IT failure, HSJ has learned.
Whistleblowers’ complaints to the Care Quality Commission have resulted in 40 providers having inspections instigated or brought forward in the last year.
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A new substantive chair has been appointed to Barts Health Trust, six months after the departure of his predecessor.
The most financially troubled NHS trusts in England are being charged interest rates of 6 per cent on bailout loans from the Department of Health, which experts have likened to “kicking someone when they’re down”.
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has been warned more patients could die after a woman was denied emergency surgery by three hospitals due to a lack of intensive care beds.
Standout trends in this year’s rankings include the prevalence of the multi-trust leader, the influence of outstanding CQC ratings and the rise of women chief executives
The vast majority of health systems in England face loan repayments to the Department of Health which come to a combined total of £2bn, according to analysis by HSJ.