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”.
The must read stories and debate in healthcare
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.
A provider in both financial and quality special measures has been given a “buddy” trust by NHS Improvement to improve its position.
A trust in the East Midlands has become the latest to reveal it has hundreds of neurology patients overdue follow up appointments due to a lack of capacity.
Grantham and District Hospital’s emergency department will remain closed overnight for at least another three months, United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has announced.
The chief executives of trusts rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission have been in post much longer than those rated inadequate – several of whom have stayed less than a year, HSJ analysis confirms.
A trust in special measures has appointed a former University College London Hospitals boss and private sector consultant as its new chief executive.
More than one in five trusts failed to properly apply security updates that would have protected them against the worst cyberattack in NHS history.