Spinal patients have been exposed to “avoidable harm” due to “wholly unacceptable” delays in their treatment, according to an unpublished NHS England report.
More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.
Fifteen NHS trusts have transferred their clinical waste management contracts to another provider, after it emerged a key supplier to the NHS was stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste.
One third of community hospitals missed their safe staffing plans every month for at least three years, HSJ analysis suggests.
NHS England has picked two more regions to receive up to £7.5m to create detail health and care patient records.
Two hospital trusts in separate health economies are looking at the benefits of a “stronger working relationship and collaboration”.
The clinicial commissioning group for an “advanced” health system is expected to post a significant unplanned deficit in 2017-18.
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.
An integrated care system early adopter has appointed an NHS England director to lead its transformation programme.
NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.
Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust has appointed an interim chief executive while it searches for a permanent replacement.
Patients with serious spinal injuries are unable to leave hospital for months because of “squabbles” between commissioners and providers over sourcing the equipment they need to go home, HSJ has learned.
A trust chief with more than 20 years experience has been appointed “executive lead” of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West sustainability and transformation partnership.
Frimley Health Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive to take over from Sir Andrew Morris, the longest serving chief executive in the NHS.
Regulators have named 12 more NHS trusts that will work with management consultants to improve their finances, as well as setting out a “fee structure” for paying the companies for the work.
Just 10 hospital trusts have been responsible for more than a quarter of the “winter pressures” alerts issued since the start of December, HSJ analysis reveals.
NHS England has told HSJ it is working with a sustainability and transformation plan on ”ensuring they will put in place the right skilled workforce to ensure high quality care”.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
WORKFORCE: A shortage of midwives has forced an NHS trust to temporarily close a midwife led birth centre at Wycombe Hospital to all new births, HSJ has learned.
By using publicly available data, HSJ has been able to closely match the methodology used by Lord Carter to produce trusts’ headline “savings opportunity” figures. Here we list the least and most efficient trusts according to the headline measure, as well as data for all trusts.