Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night — and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, by HSJ workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins, ensures you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and policies shaping the workforce.
CIA hunt for Bin Laden and pharma experimentation has fed distrust of govt vaccine policy among NHS staff
An ambulance trust has cited ‘mistrust’ of government and national healthcare policy as one of the factors driving lower vaccine uptake among its ethnic minority staff, linking concerns to historic international controversies around vaccination programmes.
Thousands of calls have been redirected from London’s ambulance trust to providers in other regions in “unprecedented” levels of sustained support, leaked data has revealed.
Patients calling NHS 111 in London could face a 30-hour wait before being admitted to a hospital bed, the capital’s ambulance service has warned.
The number of ambulance handovers taking longer than an hour have almost doubled in just one week, the latest figures have revealed.
Ambulance bosses say patients are being put in ‘dangerous’ situations, as tighter infection control measures and busy emergency departments have left them waiting up to three-and-a-half hours to be transferred.
NHS leaders in the West Midlands claim 1,000 new hospital beds are needed to meet expected demand over the coming winter.
An HSJ webinar, supported by Pulse Secure, found there has been a real acceleration in digitisation in many organisations – but whether that progress is consistent across the system remains unclear
Covid has brought with it the potential of more threats but not all organisations are equally well positioned to respond
The NHS spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on isolation pods for transporting infectious patients — but they have gone unused through the covid pandemic amid fears they could explode.
Ambulance response times were some of the best ever seen last month – as the extra demand imposed by covid-19 had started to diminish and patients called the service less than last year.
The response time for the commonest ambulance call out rose 45 per cent in March nationally and almost trebled in London, the centre of the coronavirus pandemic.
An ambulance trust is seeking 1,000 extra workers and volunteers to help it through the coming weeks, as it copes with the peak of the coronavirus crisis.
Wendy Reid will take over from Ian Cumming as Health Education England’s acting chief executive, it has been announced.
The local areas where patients are waiting the longest for ambulances have been publicly identified for the first time by an HSJ investigation.
The NHS has been given another 11 months of support for a decade-old version of Microsoft Windows, while about half of its computers are still running the softfware, HSJ can reveal.
Health Education England’s chief executive has announced he is leaving the education and training provider at the end of next March.
NHS England has ordered a review into the cost of patient transport services and the way they are commissioned, following a string of market failures.
NHS Providers has warned that trusts will need extra funding if changes to how holiday pay is calculated go ahead.