Ambulance response times hit new lows last month, leaving heart attack and stroke patients waiting nearly an hour to be reached on average, despite the system having an 18-minute target for this cohort.
Inconsistent leadership and poor teamworking, lack of risk oversight and a failure to engage with women’s needs are among the issues continuing to affect the safety of some hospital maternity services, the Care Quality Commission has found.
Maternity services at a Shelford Group hospital have fallen from ‘outstanding’ to ‘inadequate’ following an unannounced Care Quality Commission inspection earlier this year.
The number of people likely to have caught covid-19 in NHS hospitals in England has risen by more than a third in the last week.
Taxpayers may have to make up for millions of pounds lost in NHS private patient income during the covid pandemic, HSJ can reveal.
WesFit is an innovative approach to delivering Personalised Prehabilitation Care Plans (PPCP) to people recently diagnosed with cancer.
An acute trust in Yorkshire has become the first of its cohort to fully replace its electronic patient record installed under the much-criticised National Programme for IT, with another trust set to follow suit.
NHS trusts in Yorkshire and the Midlands have signalled a need for external help for discharge and community services through a new £1.4bn procurement framework, amid the health service’s response to covid-19.
A children’s hospital is having to put safety measures in place because it discovered building problems which could mean fire spreading quickly, it has emerged.
One in 10 nurses working in acute hospitals are off work due to coronavirus, according to internal NHS figures seen by HSJ.
Personal protective equipment supplies today started to arrive at some trusts which were reporting shortages yesterday, but concerns remain about stock levels in parts of the country.
An “Amazon-like” procurement platform has launched in a handful of trusts after almost three years of delays.
Sheffield’s mental health and community trust has appointed a new chief executive.
The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.
Hundreds of junior doctors are being pursued by NHS trusts for unpaid pension contributions linked to their backdated pay award, HSJ has learned.
Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group’s medical director, who was at the centre of a bullying and whistleblowing row, has returned to work after more than 18 months on “special leave”.
A clinical commissioning group, which has been the subject of concerns about staff culture and bullying, has appointed a new chair.
Two large teaching trusts have been forced to close more than 170 beds due to concerns over fire safety, while significant sections of one hospital can only remain open if hourly checks are carried out.
The chief executive of a community and mental health trust will step down after 18 years, it has been announced.
A clinical commissioning group accused of having a “toxic” culture will bring forward a review of its whistleblowing policy and give “even more support” to staff pursuing bullying and harassment cases, an improvement plan has recommended.