The proportion of last minute cancelled operations in the NHS hit the highest rate in over a decade in the last quarter of 2017-18 – and rocketed 20 per cent on the same period in the previous year.
Jeremy Hunt has told system leaders to draw up new plans to tackle handover delays this month after efforts to curtail ambulance queues outside hospitals failed this winter, HSJ understands.
A consortium of NHS trusts is withholding money from GE Healthcare because a multimillion pound imaging system is still not working properly.
Several areas of England struggling with doctor shortages are hoping to get a boost from five new medical schools, which have been announced today.
Inadequate rated Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has appointed local commissioning heavy hitter Antek Lejk as its new chief executive.
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.
The number of patients waiting more than a year for an elective procedure is at its highest since August 2012, new data reveals.
A financial turnaround project where management consultants are sent to work with NHS trusts has been shelved by NHS Improvement, HSJ has learned.
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.
Seven NHS trusts believe they will not technically break even for five years or more, with two requiring until 2026, HSJ analysis reveals.
NHS trusts must reduce their combined monthly deficit to £107m to meet the official forecast figures in the second half of 2017-18, after recording a monthly deficit of almost £300m in the first half of the year.
An increasing number of clinical commissioning groups are considering the introduction of controversial minimum waiting times for “non urgent” NHS procedures, despite clinical and legal concerns, HSJ has learned.
The rollout of a multimillion pound vanguard project imaging system to University Hospitals Leicester Trust led to a 30,000 backlog in image reports, HSJ has learned.
Doctors have been forced to send images from patient scans on DVDs in taxis to neighbouring hospitals after a £30m IT system failed across eight hospitals.
A trust forecasting a £75m deficit this year has warned capital projects, including bolstering cybersecurity, could be delayed by a £5.1m shortfall in its fire safety funding.
There are 21 trusts whose performance against the four hour emergency target has been consistently below 85 per cent since April, HSJ analysis reveals.
A trust facing a deficit of £75.2m has appointed external consultants as it faces what its deputy chief executive called “one of the biggest financial challenges in the NHS”.
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Several acute trusts have fallen significantly short of their three month financial target, while dozens more are relying on heavily backloaded savings plans to deliver their year end plans.