Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay
Ruth Poole, healthcare director at Celesio, looks at the challenges facing the clinical homecare industry that are prompting innovation and new models of care
Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.
Inadequate rated Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has appointed local commissioning heavy hitter Antek Lejk as its new chief executive.
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.
A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.
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 national guardian for NHS whistleblowers has criticised Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Foundation Trust for having a bullying culture and failure to respond to patient safety concerns raised by staff.
Elective RTT waiting times shot up by over a week in December, in the fastest monthly increase since 2010, notes Rob Findlay
Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.
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.
An increasing number of clinical commissioning groups are considering the introduction of controversial minimum waiting times for “non urgent” NHS procedures, despite clinical and legal concerns, HSJ has learned.
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.
Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has been placed back in quality special measures, less than a year after it exited them, after a new inspection found the number of serious incidents “remained high”.
Sales of land or physical assets by NHS trusts generated cash receipts of £220m in 2016-17.
An acute trust in quality and financial special measures has received a “letter of concern” from the Care Quality Commission after a quarter of maternity shifts had the lower than planned number of midwives.
The chief officer of an outstanding rated clinical commissioning group has been appointed turnaround director of a neighbouring CCG given legal directions.
There are 21 trusts whose performance against the four hour emergency target has been consistently below 85 per cent since April, HSJ analysis reveals.