Weston Area Health NHS Trust

Illman james

New study busts myths on A&E closure debate

Welcome to HSJ’s Performance Watch expert briefing. Our fortnightly newsletter on the most pressing performance matters troubling system leaders. Contact me in confidence here.

Surgery

Exclusive: Patients at risk as blood clot assessments decline

Thousands of hospital patients are being put at risk of developing deadly blood clots that cost the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds because of a failure to carry out a routine assessment.

Julia ross

Exclusive: Major services shake up for troubled health economy

Community services across a swathe of the South West could be consolidated into a single service as a newly merged clinical commissioning group seeks to relieve pressure on hospitals.

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Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

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.

Workforce

Highest and lowest trusts in each area for staff witnessing care mistakes

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.

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In full: Pathology network proposals

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.

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Revealed: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan

NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.

Hospital beds

Royal college raises alarm over critical care beds shortage

The Royal College of Surgeons has warned there may be too few critical care beds in England to cope with demand.

Weston General Hospital

Smallest acute trust to merge

The smallest acute trust in England is due to merge with its neighbour, after years struggling with unsustainable services.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Exclusive: One in four hospital trusts routinely pay suppliers late

More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.

Weston General Hospital

Smallest hospital trust moves closer to downgrade and merger

England’s smallest acute trust has moved a step closer to downgrading its emergency services, with the publication of proposals for “a new community focused role… at the heart of the new model of care”.

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Unprecedented winter bed pressure revealed in new stats

Acute bed occupancy hit a record high in the final quarter of 2016-17, while a long-term reduction in the number of acute beds may be slowing.

Southampton General Hospital

Revealed: NHS England intervenes at 10 trusts over DTOC rates

Ten hospital trusts have been visited by a special NHS England team to “accelerate” initiatives dealing with delayed transfers of care, HSJ can reveal.

Weston General Hospital

Almost half of NHS staff say wards are understaffed

Almost half of NHS staff say there are not enough of them to do their jobs properly, according to the latest NHS staff survey.

Beds

NHS bed occupancy hits record high

The latest NHS bed occupancy figures are the highest ever recorded for a third quarter since quarterly data collections began in 2010, providing a further sign of the system’s capacity challenges.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: London - winning on A&E?

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

The Christie

Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

Hinchingbrooke

Exclusive: Regulator's list reveals trusts slated for takeover or franchise

Several NHS trusts which were slated by officials for takeover or management franchise are revealed in a list obtained by HSJ, which regulators sought to keep secret for 18 months.

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: A South West super-CCG?

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell