A deficit ridden acute trust has rejected a demand by NHS Improvement to deliver a £23m surplus in 2018-19, with local commissioners criticising the imposed target.
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.
The failure of parts of the NHS to use “bog standard” IT is undermining the case to Treasury for more technology funding, an NHS England director has said.
Fifteen NHS trusts have been selected by the Department of Health and Social Care to receive funding for pilot projects to enable flexible working.
Permanent deals are yet to be agreed by NHS trusts whose facilities management services were hit by the collapse of Carillion, HSJ can reveal.
A heart patient is believed to have died after not receiving treatment quickly enough due to a troubled hospital’s cardiac unit being used “extensively” for extra bed capacity.
Three patients suffered severe harm because their chest x-rays were among tens of thousands of tests not reviewed properly at Portsmouth Hospitals Trust.
There was a surge last year in the number of patients waiting for the results of X-rays and scans, a leaked national performance report suggests.
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.
Facilities management services at five NHS hospital trusts could be taken over by Serco in a £29m deal, following the collapse of Carillion.
NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.
The year-end financial forecasts of around 40 NHS trusts have worsened by £364m over the last three months, analysis by HSJ reveals.
The majority of NHS hospital trusts have failed to hit the three key efficiency targets set out in the Carter review on time, HSJ research has found.
Hospitals saw a record spike in trolley waits last month as major emergency departments recorded their worst performance since records began, according to NHS England data published today.
Critical care services are set to be moved from the Isle of Wight under new plans drawn up by the health leaders on the island.
The chief executive of a severely challenged acute trust has warned staff “difficult choices” lie ahead after its financial forecast for the year was changed from a £10m surplus to a £37m deficit.
Contingency plans are in operation across 14 NHS trusts after the collapse of construction and facilities management company Carillion.
Seven NHS trusts believe they will not technically break even for five years or more, with two requiring until 2026, HSJ analysis reveals.
Two patients died and a third suffered “significant harm” after x-rays went unreported by radiologists resulting in missed opportunities to diagnose lung cancer.