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.
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.
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 Royal College of Surgeons has warned there may be too few critical care beds in England to cope with demand.
The smallest acute trust in England is due to merge with its neighbour, after years struggling with unsustainable services.
More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.
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”.
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.
England’s smallest acute trust is spending 12 per cent of its total income on plugging staffing gaps, with expenditure rising at same time as the cap on agency spending falls.
Ten hospital trusts have been visited by a special NHS England team to “accelerate” initiatives dealing with delayed transfers of care, HSJ can reveal.
Almost half of NHS staff say there are not enough of them to do their jobs properly, according to the latest NHS staff survey.
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.
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Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
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.
Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell