NHS trusts must review their practice “straight away” after a Supreme Court judgement yesterday extended their duty of care to information given to patients by clerical staff.
A chief executive who left his hospital job a year ago as part of a government performance crackdown has been appointed to lead a London trust.
Two acute trusts are yet to agree to join pathology networks proposed 10 months ago by NHS Improvement under plans to save £200m by 2021.
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The chief executive of a London hospital trust is to retire in September.
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.
Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.
More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.
Five NHS trusts have been identified by the Care Quality Commission as having significantly poor overall patient experience scores.
The number of patients waiting more than four hours for admission after a decision to admit to accident and emergency has grown nearly tenfold in a decade, new figures show.
Only around a third of NHS trusts in London have their own permanent head of procurement or procurement director, HSJ research reveals.
The most financially troubled NHS trusts in England are being charged interest rates of 6 per cent on bailout loans from the Department of Health, which experts have likened to “kicking someone when they’re down”.
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.
Two acute trusts have been lifted out of financial special measures, as NHS Improvement considers whether to put another 12 organisations in the regime.
A south London local authority has become the third council to release its full sustainability and transformation plan, and has criticised NHS England’s directive that the plans should not immediately be published.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Regulators have drawn up a list of more NHS providers to be considered for “financial special measures”.