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Rob findlay

Shocking deterioration in RTT waiting times

Elective RTT waiting times shot up by over a week in December, in the fastest monthly increase since 2010, notes Rob Findlay

rob findlay

Waiting times steady despite slowdown in admissions

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.

Andy Cowper

Cowper’s Cut: The fear, the network and the path

Why does a safety-critical industry such as the NHS have the level of bullying and fear running through it at so many levels, asks Andy Cowper

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Children potentially exposed to severe harm after waiting list blowout

Four children were potentially exposed to severe harm after delays in their treatment, as dozens have been on a surgery waiting list for more than a year.

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Troubled specialist trust to lose paediatric surgery service

Birmingham’s specialist orthopaedic hospital will stop providing paediatric surgery after an external review recommended moving the service to a bigger site.

Tim Briggs

Exclusive: 'No way' NHS should ask for extra funding before tackling waste

The surgeon leading the national programme to reduce clinical variation in the NHS says there is “no way” he would ask for extra funding until the service improves efficiency and quality of care.

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STP director appointed to lead trust's turnaround

A sustainability and transformation partnership has intervened in a specialist trust’s sharply deteriorating RTT performance, appointing an outside executive to lead the recovery.

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The best and worst performing trusts on patient experience

Five NHS trusts have been identified by the Care Quality Commission as having significantly poor overall patient experience scores.

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Five trusts responsible for over half of year-plus waiters

Data released today shows five trusts were responsible for more than half of all the patients waiting more than a year for elective treatment in England.


Analysis: Over 100 trusts report rise in E coli infections in a year

Almost 70 per cent of NHS trusts have seen a rise in E coli infections in the 12 months up to to January 2017, raising questions over their ability to meet the government’s target to cut rates by 50 per cent in three years.


Revealed: Trusts with the best and worst manager engagement

NHS staff feel senior managers do not involve them enough in decision making, according to the latest staff survey results, released this morning.

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New tariff would mean revenue cuts for specialist providers

A number of specialist NHS trusts are “exceptionally concerned” about the two year payment tariff proposed by regulators, saying it would be “damaging” for patient care.

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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Revealed: First digital maturity index scores in full

This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.


Specialist care vanguard may design new 'experimental tariffs'

An alliance of specialist trusts could develop new “experimental tariffs” to encourage acute providers to improve or franchise their orthopaedics services as part of the Five Year Forward View’s new care models programme.


Elective performance declines as national waiting list balloons

The total waiting list for patients awaiting elective treatment has ballooned to its highest level in seven years.

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Special report: How technology is giving letters a new take

Dictation and document management technology can reduce the paper burden


Private providers could take big hit from NHS price changes

Private hospitals could see a steep cut in their income from NHS funded services under draft prices proposed for 2016-17, Monitor has warned.

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Best Places to Work 2015 – Acute Specialist Trusts

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Specialist West Midlands trust plans for 'unprecedented' deficit

FINANCE: The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation Trust is planning for a financial deficit for the first time in its history.