Trusts are still spending at least £1m a year on settlement agreements with staff containing ‘gagging clauses’, despite a crackdown on these conditions in recent years, HSJ research reveals.
Emergency departments reported more than 5,000 ‘trolley waits’ of at least 12 hours in September, the highest ever monthly total, and almost double the pre-covid record.
Two major trusts which are widely perceived to have an intense local rivalry have been making efforts to improve their relations, according to the chair of one of the providers.
Eight hospital trusts have hit the point where one in 10 of their beds is occupied by a patient with coronavirus, figures seen by HSJ reveal, and several more are approaching it.
A large hospital group in Greater Manchester has appointed a new chief executive with a background in business and local government.
One of the highest profile NHS reconfigurations of the last decade — that pledged to save 300 lives per year — has been “quietly dropped”, HSJ has learned.
Raj Jain, who is chief executive of Northern Care Alliance (Salford Royal Foundation Trust and Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust), discussed the interconnectedness between the community and acute services his organisation provides – and how the pandemic has further influenced this.
The chief executive of a major hospital group in Greater Manchester has announced his retirement after two years in the role.
Tensions have been building in Greater Manchester around the extent to which it should try to diverge from the “integrated care system” model which is being prescribed nationally.
Senior doctors are leading a programme of work to review deaths caused by hospital-acquired covid in the North West, which has had disproportionately high rates of nosocomial infections over the last three months.
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An acute trust in London is among the biggest winners of a £600m allocation by the government to pay for backlog maintenance across the NHS.
A top teaching hospital has blamed covid measures for a dramatic rise in the number of trolley waits in its accident and emergency department.
Covid demand on hospitals is now rising rapidly in parts of England so far spared the worst of wave two, analysis of new figures reveals.
Barnsley Hospital Foundation Trust has more than a third of its general and acute beds occupied by covid patients, according to HSJ’s analysis of NHS data.
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Greater Manchester’s hospitals have seen a new surge in beds occupied by patients with coronavirus in the last 24 hours, HSJ understands.
Covid hospital deaths in Greater Manchester are increasing sharply and now account for 40 per cent of the national total, an analysis by HSJ can reveal.
A trust with a very high covid-19 death rate is to test all of its staff over the next five days in an attempt to identify those who have the disease but don’t know it.