Peter Carter points out better ways need to be constructed than prosecuting NHS trusts and spending money on legal costs as means of improving standards and eliminating poor practice
A trust which was heavily criticised for poor infection prevention and control last summer has been praised for making improvements.
An acute trust has pleaded guilty to failing to meet fundamental standards of care in a first-of-its-kind case.
Nearly 200 families have now reported experiences of poor maternity and neonatal care in East Kent, according to the family whose baby’s death sparked both an independent investigation and a court case against the trust.
The long-serving chief executive of a community and mental health trust has resigned, amid official reviews into allegations of multiple financial and governance failings, HSJ has learned.
Trust urgently upgrades A&E security after increased attendance by acutely ill mental health patients
A trust has had to enhance security after an increase in the number of acutely ill mental health patients — including children — attending its emergency departments.
A trust being investigated over maternity care failings was urged six years ago to strengthen its neonatal staffing, HSJ can reveal.
A national safety watchdog has been forced to release almost 100 pieces of evidence, including from NHS staff, after being ordered to by courts.
The former chief executive of the NHS Confederation has been appointed chair of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust.
A long-anticipated public consultation in the South East could be further delayed because of the covid pandemic.
The NHS in Kent is pleading for people outside priority groups not to book covid vaccinations, after it published information indicating they were available to all ‘frontline key workers’.
East Kent University Hospitals Foundation Trust reported 1,955 mixed sex accommodation breaches in November, the month before the new variant of the virus caused a huge increase in covid admissions across the county.
Efficient access to patient testing data upon admission is making a big difference, says Richard Ewins
Trusts’ infection control measures will be put under greater scrutiny by the Care Quality Commission, HSJ has been told.
Chief executive of Great Ormond Street FT spoke at HSJ webinar on digital technology and patient safety
The panel explored how digital solutions might help clinicians improve patient safety and what barriers there might be along the way
All non-urgent elective operations are being postponed for at least two weeks in a health system still seeing significant and growing pressure from coronavirus.
The health secretary has yet to make a decision on a contested reconfiguration plan, despite having received official advice on it nearly 14 months ago and the local NHS warning delays would lead to “avoidable death”.
The chair of troubled East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust is to step down next spring.
The Care Quality Commission has launched the first prosecution of an acute trust for failing to meet fundamental standards of care.
A trust which had some of the highest covid death rates in the UK over the summer ‘could not provide assurance on who was its executive lead for infection control’, a Care Quality Commission inspection found.