A specialist trust has seen its waiting list rise by a third – and uncovered an additional 115 52 week waiters – after a review revealed its reported figures were incomplete.
The NHS has now failed to keep up with demand since RTT records began, writes Rob Findlay
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.
Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.
Elective RTT waiting times shot up by over a week in December, in the fastest monthly increase since 2010, notes Rob Findlay
A sustainability and transformation partnership had “not begun to function effectively” when the Care Quality Commission carried out a local system review at the end of 2017.
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.
A long awaited move of overnight care for children with burns from Queen Victoria Hospital Foundation Trust in East Grinstead to Brighton is back on the cards.
The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.
Five NHS trusts have been identified by the Care Quality Commission as having significantly poor overall patient experience scores.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
The NHS must ensure that informatics’ potential for savings and productivity must be fulfilled quickly
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