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.
Funding for 25 NHS trusts to introduce barcoding technology to improve patient safety and efficiency could be announced early next year.
Medical staff will work across trusts in a success regime region under a new system devised by health chiefs to reduce pressure on struggling services.
Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust; Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust; Plymouth Hospitals Trust; Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: The Use of Information Technology to Drive Value in Clinical Services
Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust: HANDi Paediatric: smart phone app integrating care for common childhood conditions through home, primary care and into hospital
Demand spikes at major trauma centre as neighbour is struck down by ransomware
The largest clinical commissioning group in the country has been given fresh legal directions over its financial management, amid a worsening of its cumulative deficit.
Data released today shows five trusts were responsible for more than half of all the patients waiting more than a year for elective treatment in England.
HSJ’s email briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black.
A financially troubled hospital trust has launched an “extremely challenging” plan to save nearly 10 per cent of its income in the next year.
Forty NHS trusts set to miss their financial targets have received almost £200m from the national fund intended to reward trusts for good performance.
HSJ analysis shows which trusts are performing best, and worst, against their financial plans in 2016-17.
The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Ministers agreed nearly £300,000 in pay rises for the chairs of NHS trusts over the past year, HSJ can reveal.
Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell
Seventeen trusts that have not agreed control totals with NHS Improvement are predicting a combined deficit of more than £400m for 2016-17.
Barcoding is going to be vital in the NHS, with developing demonstrator sites expected to make significant savings
HSJ has obtained details of dozens of NHS capital schemes that were deferred from 2015-16, as part of a bid to stop the Department of Health breaching its budget.