Two health economies will team up to reconfigure acute services which could result in centralisation, separation of urgent and elective work, and staff sharing schemes.
Elective waiting times have risen from 22 weeks to 23 weeks over the last 14 months, and there is still no end in sight. The target, of course, is just 18 weeks.
England’s most cash-strapped clinical commissioning group is set to break-even financially for the first time in its history.
NHS trusts are not expecting disruption to services caused by EU staff leaving because of Brexit, according to analysis by HSJ.
A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts based on the share of employees experiencing violence from patients, relatives or the public in the last 12 months, according to the NHS staff survey 2018.
Waiting time performance for major emergency admissions at one London trust has deteriorated by 29 percentage points in the last two years, HSJ can reveal.
Virgin Care is likely to lose a children’s contract worth hundreds of millions of pounds as commissioners are set to name an NHS consortium as preferred bidders.
One year waiters should be going down, instead they are soaring, warns Rob Findlay
An acute and community trust has launched a long-awaited £42m overhaul of its electronic patient record systems which will “revolutionise” the way care is delivered by staff to patients.
A remote acute and community trust will share a chair and chief executive with its nearest neighbour in a bid to find “long term solutions” to its challenges.
A nursing academy designed to attract and retain students with “exceptional academic ability” to improve patient safety is being launched at Exeter University in collaboration with local NHS trusts.
The failure of parts of the NHS to use “bog standard” IT is undermining the case to Treasury for more technology funding, an NHS England director has said.
Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay
Thousands of hospital patients are being put at risk of developing deadly blood clots that cost the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds because of a failure to carry out a routine assessment.
Consultants at a rural acute and community trust have raised fears services will be moved to another provider under a potential shared leadership model.
A former primary care trust chief is set to lead a health economy on an interim basis after local managers were unable to find a candidate to take on the role permanently.
Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.
Consultants at an acute and community trust have attempted to block the medical director’s potential bid to become chief executive amid allegations of bullying and intimidation.
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.
Persistent problems with a new electronic patient record system will stop an integrated acute and community trust from reporting its elective waiting times for nearly a year.