The HSJ Value Awards 2018 honour projects that deliver improvements for patients
One third of community hospitals missed their safe staffing plans every month for at least three years, HSJ analysis suggests.
Winner Healthy London Partnership and Metropolitan Police Service: Handover process for voluntary mental health patients in emergency departments
Winner Oxford Academic Health Science Network Patient Safety Collaborative and East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group: Reducing urinary tract infections through hydration
Twenty organisations have been honoured in the 2018 HSJ Value Awards – which recognise and celebrate outstanding improvements in care quality and efficiency made by NHS staff.
Community services across a swathe of the South West could be consolidated into a single service as a newly merged clinical commissioning group seeks to relieve pressure on hospitals.
More than 500 cancer operations were cancelled by hospital trusts in England due to winter pressures, HSJ can reveal.
Three female CEOs lead this year’s HSJ top 50 trust chief executives, while some big acute bosses slip down or out of the rankings.
One of the NHS’s global digital exemplar trusts is reviewing 85,000 patients records after they were mistakenly left “on hold”, potentially leading to treatment delays.
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 smallest acute trust in England is due to merge with its neighbour, after years struggling with unsustainable services.
A large teaching hospital has ordered its second review of waiting lists in a year after another cohort of patients were found to be missing from records.
England’s smallest acute trust has moved a step closer to downgrading its emergency services, with the publication of proposals for “a new community focused role… at the heart of the new model of care”.
Controversial recommendations over the national reconfiguration of congenital heart disease services could be submitted to NHS England in three weeks, ending years of uncertainty.
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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.
Sir Ron Kerr has been appointed as independent chair of troubled South West sustainability and transformation partnership.
NHS England has been accused of lacking transparency and using “inaccurate or misleading” data in its planning for the potential closure of three heart surgery units.