A major teaching hospital identified as an outlier for thoracic surgery by a clinical audit has stopped performing a surgical procedure.
NHS England has been given more time to submit an independent investigation into the killing of two men by another patient on a hospital ward.
More than 500 cancer operations were cancelled by hospital trusts in England due to winter pressures, HSJ can reveal.
Trusts have begun taking steps to centralise vascular surgery following an NHS Improvement clinical review, HSJ can reveal.
HSJ approached all the trusts that were at or beneath the threshold for one or more of the GIRFT vascular activity measures. Many gave candid descriptions of their issues and what they planned to do, or had done, about them.
A coroner has given NHS England less than three months to complete an investigation into a fatal attack on two hospital patients amid confusion of the investigation’s status, HSJ has learned.
The stepdaughter of a man who attacked and killed two patients on a hospital ward was told the national review of the incident was held up by a “dispute” over its terms of reference.
A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.
An NHS trust has been accused of a “cover up” over the killing of two patients in an attack on a hospital ward by a patient with paranoid schizophrenia, and whose antipsychotic medication had been stopped despite warnings.
The hospital ward where two elderly patients were attacked and fatally injured by a fellow patient was the scene of dozens of violent incidents before the attack, a report leaked to HSJ reveals.
Two NHS trusts have accepted failings which contributed to the killing of two patients on a hospital medical ward in 2015, and set out the actions they have taken since.
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.
HSJ has identified 19 providers that have already established a subsidiary company to manage their estate, plus 16 that have told staff they are considering the move.
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.
Regulators will offer support to a new cohort of NHS providers through an “in house” improvement programme, following work commissioned from American firm Virginia Mason.
Funding for 25 NHS trusts to introduce barcoding technology to improve patient safety and efficiency could be announced early next year.
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.
Hospitals will be publicly ranked on the prices they pay for routine goods in a new league table, Jeremy Hunt announced today.
The case of former HR director Helen Marks brings home the importance of studying not just our own behaviour but that of other people, says Dean Royles