The government has hit back at claims that there is not enough incineration capacity to burn waste from NHS hospitals - accusing the company at the centre of a stockpiling scandal of refusing to pay disposal costs.
Some prostate cancer patients are “pressurised into receiving treatment within 62 days” even where it is deemed unnecessary, according to evidence within a new report.
Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay
Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.
Trusts have begun taking steps to centralise vascular surgery following an NHS Improvement clinical review, HSJ can reveal.
HSJ approached all the trusts that were at or beneath the threshold for one or more of the GIRFT vascular activity measures. Many gave candid descriptions of their issues and what they planned to do, or had done, about them.
Admissions per working day fell dramatically, to the lowest January level ever recorded, as the NHS followed central guidance to shut down routine care and release beds for emergency admissions. One year waiters – a key goal for next year’s plans – went up again and exceeded 2,000 for the ...
HSJ has identified 19 providers that have already established a subsidiary company to manage their estate, plus 16 that have told staff they are considering the move.
Leaders across a sustainability and transformation partnership are drafting a new agreement that could lead to the organisations in the STP sharing a control total.
The majority of NHS hospital trusts have failed to hit the three key efficiency targets set out in the Carter review on time, HSJ research has found.
Elective RTT waiting times shot up by over a week in December, in the fastest monthly increase since 2010, notes Rob Findlay
Yet another large trust stopped reporting its referral to treatment data, which clouded the picture for the latest November figures and raised non-reported waiting lists to a new record.
Hospitals will be publicly ranked on the prices they pay for routine goods in a new league table, Jeremy Hunt announced today.
Five trusts have been identified as offering a poor overall experience to patients in their accident and emergency departments, based on a new Care Quality Commission patient survey.
Nine acute trusts are collaborating on a pharmaceutical network that could achieve efficiency savings estimated at more than £17m.
The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.
New “accountable care organisations” will strengthen commissioning services in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, according to its published sustainability and transformation plan.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
IT problems at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust’s blood sciences and pathology department have occurred for months after the trust installed new systems in March, HSJ has learned.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has said it has now successfully cleared a backlog of thousands of pathology tests after a major IT fault that is now in its second week.