Merging hospital trusts could increase mortality rates by up to 550 per cent and cause patient harm incidents to almost triple, new analysis by the Competition and Markets Authority has suggested.
Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.
Health chiefs in Dorset have “confidence” in their plans to reconfigure acute services in the county despite two local authorities asking for a review by health secretary Matt Hancock, they have said.
The longest serving chief executive of an acute trust has announced he will step down ahead of a proposed merger of his organisation with a neighbour trust.
Plans to reconfigure acute services and merge two NHS trusts have been boosted after a judicial review was dismissed by a High Court judge.
Winner Belfast Health and Social Care Trust: Improving the safety of chemotherapy prescribing through implementation of a standardised electronic assessment proforma
Pathologists in one of England’s most advanced health economies have launched a procurement for a common IT system across laboratories at up to eight NHS trusts.
Plans to split two hospitals into emergency and elective care centres as part of a £147m reconfiguration are being held up by a judicial review, which could delay a long awaited trust merger.
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.
Local NHS leaders have amended the estimated finish date of a long awaited merger in the South West, which they say will make it easier to achieve major service reconfiguration.
The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.
Five trusts have been identified as offering a poor overall experience to patients in their accident and emergency departments, based on a new Care Quality Commission patient survey.
A former trust chief executive with more than 20 years’ NHS leadership experience has been appointed chair of a foundation trust.
A long awaited merger between two foundation trusts in a leading accountable care system could be completed within a year.
Commissioners have given the green light to an overhaul of NHS services in an accountable care system that will see two acute hospitals split into emergency and elective centres.
Hampshire Constabulary and Isle of Wight NHS Trust with Wessex Academic Health Science Network: Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) Project
Two foundation trusts whose merger was blocked by competition regulators in a landmark decision are planning to ask for restrictions to be removed or revised.