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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.
Fresh concerns have been raised about how NHS England is conducting its controversial pilot of new accident and emergency standards.
South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System has confirmed two of its five hyper acute stroke units will close by October as part of major reconfiguration plans.
NHS trusts are not expecting disruption to services caused by EU staff leaving because of Brexit, according to analysis by HSJ.
Waiting time performance for major emergency admissions at one London trust has deteriorated by 29 percentage points in the last two years, HSJ can reveal.
Only one trust has as many black and minority ethnic board members as white, and 96 trusts say they have no BME board directors at all, new data has revealed.
A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.
Consultants at an acute and community trust have attempted to block the medical director’s potential bid to become chief executive amid allegations of bullying and intimidation.
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.
NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.
HSJ has identified 19 providers that have already established a subsidiary company to manage their estate, plus 16 that have told staff they are considering the move.
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.
More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.
The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.
Seven trusts in an acute care vanguard have ruled out a merger as part of a joint working agreement to reconfigure services.
Chelsea and Westminster Foundation Trust: Children & Young People Acute pathway (PAU)
An NHS trust has asked for local GPs to work in its accident and emergency department because of the “significant pressure” it is facing.