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Trusts’ infection control measures will be put under greater scrutiny by the Care Quality Commission, HSJ has been told.
Long waits for admission from emergency departments in November were nearly double last year’s figure, despite many fewer patients, as covid-19 hampered flow through hospitals.
The rate that England’s acute hospital beds are filling with covid patients has slowed down nationally — but a handful of trusts are still reporting growing occupancy rates despite four weeks of national lockdown.
These are some of the serious findings of external reviews of NHS services from recent years, previously unpublished but now released to HSJ.
A Somerset hospital has stopped admitting new patients – including to the accident and emergency department – following a spike in coronavirus cases.
Trusts and clinical commissioning groups are abandoning scheduled board meetings or holding them in private during the covid-19 crisis.
Pathologists in the west of England are set to ditch national proposals to centralise their laboratories after describing the idea as worse than the present situation.
An NHS England/Improvement regional manager has reported “serious concern” about the handling of a “critical incident”, in which an entire health economy was subjected to extreme operational pressure, HSJ can reveal.
The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.
The “temporary” overnight closure of one of England’s smallest accident and emergency departments is set to become permanent, following a unanimous vote by commissioners.
An ambulance trust has been temporarily barred from training new apprentices after a critical report from the education regulator.
England’s smallest acute trust will share a chief executive and chair with its larger neighbour with which it is merging.
NHS England has announced the 12 trusts which will trial the proposed new elective waiting time standard.
The first NHS targets for reducing the disproportionate share of black and minority ethnic staff being subject to disciplinary cases have been set by NHS England, which has also told trusts to reduce unnecessary disciplinary action overall.
A mental health trust has said it can “operate for four days” by increasing its stock of frozen food and replacing hot meals for patients with cold meals, in the event of food shortages caused by a no-deal Brexit.
A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts based on the share of employees experiencing violence from patients, relatives or the public in the last 12 months, according to the NHS staff survey 2018.
Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.
The fate of one of the NHS’ smallest emergency departments will be decided “later next year”, commissioners announced this month.
An accident and emergency department has been served with a fourth enforcement notice in nine months, after the Care Quality Commission said it continued to be “extremely concerned” about the care provided.