An acute trust in the south east has been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission, with its chief executive putting it down to quality improvement by clinicians and leadership stability.
More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.
An acute trust has been forced to look for new funding to pay for its electronic patient record system after the Department of Health and Social Care has still not signed off a loan after more than 15 months.
A large hospital trust has ordered an external investigation into bullying and harassment.
Two acute trusts are yet to agree to join pathology networks proposed 10 months ago by NHS Improvement under plans to save £200m by 2021.
The chair of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust has been “prised away” from his role to lead two south coast trusts.
NHS England has picked two more regions to receive up to £7.5m to create detail health and care patient records.
The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch will not achieve national coverage of maternity incidents until March next year, it has told HSJ.
Trusts are having to negotiate local deals to ensure they still get paid for outpatient referrals after the NHS switches from paper to electronic referrals later this year.
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.
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.
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.
Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.
Regulators will offer support to a new cohort of NHS providers through an “in house” improvement programme, following work commissioned from American firm Virginia Mason.
Seven NHS trusts believe they will not technically break even for five years or more, with two requiring until 2026, HSJ analysis reveals.
One of the country’s smallest clinical commissioning groups expects to end the financial year with a £22m deficit – but has warned it could be as large as £33m.
Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust: Western Sussex Patient First Programme
Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust: Patient Safety in Maternity and Midwifery Services
Exploring the relationship and contradictions between the Care Quality’s Commission’s verdicts and the quality of the people who lead the inspected organisations