Regulators have uncovered multiple examples of patients being put at risk when junior doctors are left with tasks they are not trained for, lacking support, and facing bullying and inappropriate behaviour.
Trusts have been told to urgently reconfigure surgical cancer services into “covid-free hubs” to minimise the number of procedures being postponed.
A large trust in the West Midlands has told patients it is suspending “a high proportion” of non-urgent cancer surgery, HSJ has learned.
Delays have begun to cancer treatments, as patients are reprioritised ahead of capacity becoming overwhelmed by the coronavirus crisis.
A struggling hospital trust has appointed an experienced interim chief executive for the coming financial year.
An unprecedented five trusts saw less than half of their accident and emergency attendances within four hours in December, HSJ analysis reveals.
The finance director who opted to quit his hospital trust to ”be held to account” has now decided not to resign after all.
Not one of the NHS’ major hospital trusts hit the four-hour 95 per cent standard in November as performance across core metrics plummeted to new lows in the face of record demand.
A troubled north London trust has appointed another interim chief executive before it forms a new provider group with a neighbouring trust.
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A finance director whose arrival was hailed as a turning point for a troubled acute trust has quit after 14 months – after it failed to deliver savings at the pace expected.
Providers are failing to recover tens of millions of pounds from overseas visitors despite a major clampdown on so-called health tourists.
The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.
A ruling which saw a whistleblowing surgeon lose his case for discrimination has revealed the extent of medical infighting at the “increasingly dysfunctional” ENT department within one of the country’s most troubled trusts.
A London hospital trust has said its Care Quality Commission inspection has been drawn out “due to availability of inspectors” – though the regulator insists it is fully staffed.
A mental health trust and one of England’s worst performing acute trusts have announced they will come together under a “group model”.
A specialist cancer trust increased its income from private patients by £17m last year, while the service as a whole saw non-NHS healthcare revenues rise by 6 per cent.
Three clinical commissioning groups in north east London is no longer in financial special measures, it was announced today.