Two hospitals have more reported deaths than expected for trauma patients in the last four years, new data reveals.
An acute trust board is being asked to spend more than £1.5m on extra nursing staff for its emergency departments to try to improve four hour performance and ensure patients get safe care.
HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.
NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.
The year-end financial forecasts of around 40 NHS trusts have worsened by £364m over the last three months, analysis by HSJ reveals.
Trusts in Berkshire and Surrey are looking at creating a pharmacy joint venture modelled on their existing pathology service.
A sustainability and transformation partnership had “not begun to function effectively” when the Care Quality Commission carried out a local system review at the end of 2017.
A south eastern trust is predicting a deficit worth over £56m – more than double its original plan and 15 per cent of its total income – after being hit by lower elective income and losing a payments dispute with local commissioners.
The East Sussex health economy has a “system risk” of £80m with its clinical commissioning groups and the main acute provider likely to miss their control totals and the financial deterioration likely to “one of the most significant in the South East.”
The East Sussex Better Together programme was developed to improve care pathways and patient outcomes by integrating health and social care systems.
More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.
The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.
High bed occupancy is making it harder for hospitals to carry out fire safety work – because they have nowhere to put patients if wards need to be closed.
Five trusts have been identified as offering a poor overall experience to patients in their accident and emergency departments, based on a new Care Quality Commission patient survey.
The number of patients waiting more than four hours for admission after a decision to admit to accident and emergency has grown nearly tenfold in a decade, new figures show.
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”.
Health leaders in central Sussex and east Surrey have an “ambitious programme” to create a string of fully operational multispecialty community providers by 2020, a leaked document reveals.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Regulators have placed three more NHS trusts in financial special measures.