The rollout of a multimillion pound vanguard project imaging system to University Hospitals Leicester Trust led to a 30,000 backlog in image reports, HSJ has learned.
A trust is conducting an urgent safety review after a clinician operated on the wrong patient.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been asked to consider the lack of commissioned services for children too anxious to attend hospital appointments following the death of a teenage boy.
Three clinical commissioning groups in Leicestershire have ruled out merging as it would be “an unwelcome distraction”.
Leicester City Council has threatened to raise formal concerns with Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland STP over proposals to evolve into an ACS, HSJ has learned.
Leaders in Leicestershire will decide this month how to establish a new accountable care system after receiving a “clear message” in favour of the proposal from regulators.
The chief executive of a major acute hospital trust has outlined a series of actions being taken to turnaround the trust’s poor accident and emergency performance.
The chief executive of one of the largest acute trusts in England has warned its 12,000 staff that its poor emergency care performance “simply cannot continue”.
NHS England has been accused of lacking transparency and using “inaccurate or misleading” data in its planning for the potential closure of three heart surgery units.
A commissioning group has challenged Care Quality Commission ratings after a quarter of its GP practices were listed as requiring improvement or inadequate.
An acute trust with one of the busiest A&Es in the country declared a critical incident yesterday after patients faced extreme delays in its new £48m emergency department.
University Hospitals of Leicester Trust’s chief executive has promised the provider will hit the four hour target in 2018 – as required by national leaders – after opening a new, £48m accident and emergency department.
One of the NHS’s largest trusts has been forced to restrict elective activity for the second time in six weeks due to high demand.
A major teaching trust has been forced to revise its year-end forecast from a £20m to £27m deficit, after failing to hit its financial targets and losing out on half of its sustainability and transformation funding.
One of the NHS’s largest trusts has been forced to restrict elective activity for the first time in “at least four years” due to high demand, HSJ has learned.
INSPECTION: Patient safety was compromised by inadequate services and a chaotic environment at Leicester Royal Infirmary, according to inspectors.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
PRIMARY CARE: The primary care ‘super practice’ and vanguard site Lakeside Healthcare has begun triaging ambulatory patients who arrive at Leicester Royal Infirmary’s accident and emergency department.
COMMERCIAL: Commissioners across the East Midlands are looking to extend their contracts with the region’s biggest providers of NHS 111 services by six months. It follows an NHS England moratorium on procuring fresh contracts until September.