At the outset of the pandemic a new telephone service was established to proactively call cancer patients to check their wellbeing, offer holistic therapy, provide local information and support, refer to appropriate services or simply provide a listening ear and reduce isolation.
The pharmacy department of a district general hospital worked with the multidisciplinary team in orthopaedics to reduce variation in medication use among elective hip and knee replacement patients. The project focused on the following points to optimise medication use:
Sixteen people are now chairing more than one NHS trust, but there is significant variation in how much they are paid for their extra roles, an HSJ analysis has found.
Five trusts across two integrated care systems are drawing up plans to roll out a single electronic patient record funded by the government’s flagship infrastructure project.
North Devon Healthcare Trust has pioneered virtual clinics to improve access for patients stable on advanced therapies for rheumatoid arthritis bringing benefits both to patients and to the NHS
An acute and community trust, which has been allocated money as part of the “40 new hospitals” programme, is prioritising buying a new electronic patient record ahead of rebuilding its estate.
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Two acute and community trusts are considering spending part of their government-funded estates cash on a major digital transformation project, amid plans to merge into one organisation.
Hospital chiefs in the South West have warned the region will not avoid the extreme pressures felt by other parts of the NHS, amid rapidly rising numbers of covid-19 inpatients.
With 2020 down to its final days, it’s time to take a look back at HSJ’s most read technology stories of the year.
WesFit is an innovative approach to delivering Personalised Prehabilitation Care Plans (PPCP) to people recently diagnosed with cancer.
Ten million people in the UK suffer pain and/or disability from knee and/or hip osteoarthritis. Enabling Self-management & Coping with Arthritis Pain using Exercise, ESCAPE-pain, is a rehabilitation programme that combines education, self-management strategies and exercise.
The Acute Home Visiting Service is a responsive and effective home visiting service for patients that prevents them attending accident and emergency and relieves GP workload.
Two hospital trusts are set to extend their shared leadership indefinitely amid the expiry of a two-year collaboration contract.
A previously unpublished report has laid bare multiple failings in a remote trust’s maternity department.
Several NHS trusts have waited up to a week to find out if their patients have covid-19 after experiencing delays at local laboratories, HSJ has learned.
The trusts which are likely to face the fiercest struggle to deliver quality care in the immediate future have been identified through an analysis carried out exclusively for HSJ.
The interim People Plan, published last summer, set out some key themes for the NHS to focus on in the years ahead, including ‘making the NHS the best place to work’, ‘improving leadership culture’ and ‘delivering 21st century care’.
Two hospital trusts in a health economy with major financial problems are to explore joining together more formally.
Two of a sustainability and transformation partnership’s four acute trusts are yet to commit to rolling out a shared electronic record system, despite being asked to by NHS Improvement.