Cancer services at a large hospital trust have been at ‘catastrophic’ risk of being overwhelmed, after two of its hospital sites had to suspend life-saving cancer surgeries in the last month due to covid-19.
An Essex maternity department has been served with further warnings by the Care Quality Commission and again rated “inadequate”.
Previously unpublished reports newly obtained by HSJ reveal issues including a “significant safety risk”, warring surgeons, and patients suffering sight loss due to delays and missed diagnoses.
Maternity services at an Essex hospital have been rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission, after babies were starved of oxygen and put at risk of permanent brain damage.
Up to 10,000 patients may be waiting more than a year for elective treatment as a result of covid-19, official data suggests.
Emergency department doctors at an acute trust have threatened to reduce their services “to the bare minimum” unless they are provided with the correct personal protective equipment.
A well-known NHS figure will take over as interim accountable officer of five clinical commissioning groups next month, after they were “unable” to recruit someone substantively.
As we come to the closing days of 2019, HSJ reveals its most read stories on integration and system change for the year.
A new chair has been appointed ahead of a planned three trust merger in the East of England.
A group of NHS organisations have said they are “working to referral to treatment time targets of 40 weeks instead of 18 weeks”, in board papers which they are now indicating are misleading.
The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.
A former local authority chief has been appointed chair of Cornwall’s sustainability and transformation partnership.
A senior clinician who led the development of plans for a major acute reconfiguration in Essex has been seconded to the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership as its “independent medical director”, HSJ has learned.
The five mid and south Essex clinical commissioning groups have set out plans for a single accountable officer and executive team by April 2020.
A specialist cancer trust increased its income from private patients by £17m last year, while the service as a whole saw non-NHS healthcare revenues rise by 6 per cent.
A hospital trust involved in a merger with two other trusts has lost the second employment tribunal claim brought by a redundant senior manager this year.
Commissioners have raised concerns about a hospital trust which has failed to report basic waiting time data for almost two years after it went live with a controversial government-subsidised patient records system.
Two members of the board overseeing the merger of three are stepping down from their leadership positions.
System leaders have appointed a new interim chair for the troubled East of England Ambulance Service Trust.