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Plans to trial a new standalone one-hour sepsis target for emergency departments as part of the NHS standards review pilot could be dropped, HSJ understands.
The trust at the centre of a lung cancer deaths scandal has been identified as an outlier for providing surgery on fewer early stage patients than is normal.
Fresh concerns have been raised about how NHS England is conducting its controversial pilot of new accident and emergency standards.
NHS England has selected 14 hospital trusts to test new accident and emergency standards which could replace the four-hour target.
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NHS trusts must report annually on how they have dealt with staff concerns over patient safety, under new legislation proposed by the Department of Health and Social Care.
Stroke services in West Sussex could be reorganised – two years after plans were halted because of fears they would impact on other hospitals outside the county.
A chief executive says he is “disappointed” with his trust being rated among the worst in England for staff being “caring” towards patients, but believes improvements to “long standing challenges” are being made overall.
“Unsustainable” spinal services are set to be transferred from a cash strapped acute provider to its tertiary neighbour after three years of uncertainty.
A hospital trust is considering hiring more nurse specialists after being flagged as an outlier for lung cancer treatment.
Trust boards must recognise backlogs of unreported radiology images as “a potential key risk” and take action immediately, the chief inspector of hospitals has warned.
More than 450 patients died from prescriptions made “without medical justification” at a hospital where the use of opioids resulted in an “institutionalised practice of shortening patients’ lives”, an investigation has found.
Twenty NHS providers accounted for almost £600m of deterioration against the trust sector’s financial plans in 2017-18.
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.