Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay
Fifteen NHS trusts have been selected by the Department of Health and Social Care to receive funding for pilot projects to enable flexible working.
The proportion of last minute cancelled operations in the NHS hit the highest rate in over a decade in the last quarter of 2017-18 – and rocketed 20 per cent on the same period in the previous year.
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.
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.
Elective RTT waiting times shot up by over a week in December, in the fastest monthly increase since 2010, notes Rob Findlay
Yet another large trust stopped reporting its referral to treatment data, which clouded the picture for the latest November figures and raised non-reported waiting lists to a new record.
Funding for 25 NHS trusts to introduce barcoding technology to improve patient safety and efficiency could be announced early next year.
Medical staff will work across trusts in a success regime region under a new system devised by health chiefs to reduce pressure on struggling services.
Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust; Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust; Plymouth Hospitals Trust; Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: The Use of Information Technology to Drive Value in Clinical Services
Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust: HANDi Paediatric: smart phone app integrating care for common childhood conditions through home, primary care and into hospital
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The largest clinical commissioning group in the country has been given fresh legal directions over its financial management, amid a worsening of its cumulative deficit.
Data released today shows five trusts were responsible for more than half of all the patients waiting more than a year for elective treatment in England.
HSJ’s email briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black.
A financially troubled hospital trust has launched an “extremely challenging” plan to save nearly 10 per cent of its income in the next year.
Forty NHS trusts set to miss their financial targets have received almost £200m from the national fund intended to reward trusts for good performance.
HSJ analysis shows which trusts are performing best, and worst, against their financial plans in 2016-17.