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.
The hospital trust which has been recording the largest number of covid deaths for several weeks has asked NHS England and NHS Improvement for help with infection control.
A single trust has recorded 90 per cent more covid-related deaths than any other NHS provider over the last month, an analysis by HSJ shows.
NHS trusts face a “wicked problem” in restoring services in the coming months, and more patients will have to be treated with pain management and other alternatives to hospital-based care, says the leader of four hospitals in the north of England.
Regulators have uncovered multiple examples of patients being put at risk when junior doctors are left with tasks they are not trained for, lacking support, and facing bullying and inappropriate behaviour.
The need for Greater Manchester to improve its performance against the accident and emergency target needs to be “deeply recognised” — and lessons learned from the slower than expected impact of the region’s prevention work, one of its senior leaders had told HSJ.
The latest improvements across four acute hospitals in Greater Manchester should persuade regulators to promote the concept of “provider groups”, according to their chief executive.
The board of a failed NHS trust will be re-established because of complexities involved in formally transferring its assets — although the new directors will not be responsible for running services.
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