Three hospital trusts will no longer lose their congenital heart disease surgery despite the services facing the threat of closure for over a year, NHS England announced on Thursday.
Controversial recommendations over the national reconfiguration of congenital heart disease services could be submitted to NHS England in three weeks, ending years of uncertainty.
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 England has been accused of lacking transparency and using “inaccurate or misleading” data in its planning for the potential closure of three heart surgery units.
North West London Critical Care Network: Patient Transfer Bag - Networked approach
Five NHS trusts have been identified by the Care Quality Commission as having significantly poor overall patient experience scores.
NHS England has warned that hospitals face a “significant challenge” having enough staff to manage increases in operations if its proposals to centralise congenital heart disease surgery go ahead.
Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill
Commissioners in Merseyside have agreed block contracts with six NHS trusts over the next two years, which will be worth a combined total of £1.5bn.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Foundation Trust has become the first specialist hospital to be rated as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, making it one of only eight trusts in the country to achieve the top rating.
NHS England has announced decisive changes to which hospitals carry out congenital heart disease surgery – and faced immediate challenge from trusts which are set to lose the service.
Patients have said Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Foundation Trust provides the best patient experience in the acute provider sector, HSJ analysis has found.
This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.
Analysis of the best and worst performers in the North of England region on key measures in the NHS staff survey 2015, released today.
The Liverpool City Region has declared it wants to explore taking greater control of health functions, including creating a ‘local leadership role’ for ‘performance oversight’.
Best Places to Work 2015 – Acute Specialist Trusts
STRUCTURE: Merseyside trusts made payments totalling at least £135,000 to help cover redundancy costs when they terminated their HR contracts with Capita, HSJ can reveal.
Trusts in the Mutuals in Health pathfinder scheme have concluded that legislation, tax regimes and a lack of staff support present major barriers to their becoming staff owned organisations.