One third of community hospitals missed their safe staffing plans every month for at least three years, HSJ analysis suggests.
Senior NHS leaders have welcomed a debate on emergency targets but warned scrapping the four hour standard completely could be “too dangerous”.
Two “outstanding” foundation trusts have signed a contract with a Chinese real estate company to advise it on building 10 new hospitals in a deal which could be worth millions for the NHS.
A provider and a site have been chosen for a new urgent care service in the North East, after two procurement processes and an abandoned legal challenge.
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Three female CEOs lead this year’s HSJ top 50 trust chief executives, while some big acute bosses slip down or out of the rankings.
A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.
A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.
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.
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.
Jim Mackey is in discussions with other providers to establish an “NHS alternative to PFI”, which would aim to deliver “off balance sheet” capital projects.
A London foundation trust has established a subsidiary company to rationalise its estate and encourage a more commercial approach to generating revenue and capital receipts from its 125 sites.
A struggling clinical commissioning group has seen its forecast deficit spiral for the second year in a row, more than quadrupling to £20m for 2017-18.
A headhunting company has been hired to find a new leader for one of the country’s largest teaching hospitals after its previous chief executive was sacked.
A study looking at the impact of redesigning urgent and emergency care two and a half years after the first bespoke emergency hospital opened in Northumberland found some unexpected consequences of change, notes Dr Adam Steventon
Jim Mackey has warned that negativity over the NHS’s budget settlement will have “pissed off” ministers, arguing the £1.6bn of new funding was a “serious investment” which could deliver real improvements – but only if stabilising chaotic emergency departments was prioritised.
The former chief executive of NHS Improvement has said £1bn could be saved by “ruthlessly” stripping back national bodies and local commissioners – and warned that plans to establish accountable care are “far too bloody complicated”.
Commissioning leaders in the North East are to begin new procurement proceedings for urgent care services after the previous contracting attempt broke down in the summer.
NHS Improvement has appointed the boss of a leading hospital trust as its chief executive, and will pay him a salary of £287,000, HSJ can reveal.