Elective RTT waiting times shot up by over a week in December, in the fastest monthly increase since 2010, notes Rob Findlay
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.
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
A trust chief with more than 20 years experience has been appointed “executive lead” of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West sustainability and transformation partnership.
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.
An NHS England director has been appointed as the new chief executive of Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust.
The rollout of a multimillion pound vanguard project imaging system to University Hospitals Leicester Trust led to a 30,000 backlog in image reports, HSJ has learned.
A large teaching hospital has ordered its second review of waiting lists in a year after another cohort of patients were found to be missing from records.
Doctors have been forced to send images from patient scans on DVDs in taxis to neighbouring hospitals after a £30m IT system failed across eight hospitals.
The Competition and Markets Authority has threatened to take action against five NHS trusts after they failed to hit a deadline for publishing private patient data.
The NHS is unlikely to meet a government target to cut delayed transfers of care to 3.5 per cent of its overall 131,000 bed base by next month, analysis of official data published today suggests.
Kettering General Hospital Trust is to share a chair with the Princess Alexandra Trust despite the pair not being in the same geographical or organisational patch.
The leader of one of the most poorly rated STPs is expected to step down and be replaced.
Chief executives of NHS providers are staying in the post for longer than they were three years ago, analysis by HSJ indicates.
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.
NHS Protect has found no evidence of fraud at Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust, after it was accused of deliberately manipulating waiting times figures
Elective waiting times improved seasonally during May, but the longer term trend remains for ever increasing waits.
A Midlands trust has admitted at least 26,000 potential patients were cut from waiting lists every month using a method condemned as “unsafe” by an independent review.