A hospital trust is considering hiring more nurse specialists after being flagged as an outlier for lung cancer treatment.
A review of the Northamptonshire health economy found several examples of patients being harmed by poor hospital discharge processes, as well as a “lack of trust” between organisations that was hampering progress towards system integration.
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A struggling sustainability and transformation partnership has created a list of “helpful” and “unhelpful” behaviours for its board members and plans to hold a “reconciliation event” for system leaders.
A consortium of NHS trusts is withholding money from GE Healthcare because a multimillion pound imaging system is still not working properly.
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.
The death of a patient in an accident and emergency department was “due entirely to the dangerous overcrowding of the department”, the trust’s medical director has told HSJ.
A district general hospital is under “extreme pressure” in accident and emergency and has declared the highest level of alert for three days, HSJ can reveal.
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.
Northamptonshire is at risk of losing £15m of joint health and social care funding because of a failure to sign a contract and meet mandated NHS England targets.
Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.
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 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.
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.
NHS trusts will be asked to partly fund a price comparison tool that helps deliver savings in procurement, HSJ has learned.
The leader of one of the most poorly rated STPs is expected to step down and be replaced.
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