Referrals for treatment fell by 70 per cent during covid-19 lockdown, new data has shown.
NHS providers were given 40 official warnings because regulators believed they were failing to protect staff from violence, injury and hazardous substances in the past two years, HSJ can reveal.
Around two-thirds of NHS providers were found to be breaking laws aimed at protecting staff from violence and aggression, when inspected by the Health and Safety Executive, information released to HSJ reveals.
The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.
A merger to create a £600m turnover trust is back on the cards after last weeks’ government capital funding announcement.
With the new prime minister poised to announce NHS building projects, HSJ has identified 20 of the most significant hospital infrastructure schemes that require big injections of capital funding, often to address pressing problems with care quality.
A trust chief executive has said merging with its leading neighbour is ‘inevitable’ despite ongoing failures to secure funding.
A trust has extended its pathology contract with a public-private partnership as doubts have emerged over a planned merger with a neighbour.
NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy.
Health leaders in one of the first wave of “integrated care systems” have been forced to agree new ad hoc ways of working with a council, after it formally quit the partnership, it has emerged.
A leading trust’s planned acquisition of its smaller neighbour is in doubt after it revealed a second delay over funding concerns.
An “advanced” health economy has appointed a joint chief finance officer to work across its three commissioners.
NHS England and local commissioners want to look again at “fragile” clinical services run by Bedford Hospital Trust – less than a year after the provider committed to retaining its emergency and obstetrics departments.
Two hospital trusts in separate health economies are looking at the benefits of a “stronger working relationship and collaboration”.
A leading health system will not become a “fully operational” integrated care system this year as hoped, instead remaining in “shadow” form.
The acquisition of a hospital trust by its high performing neighbour is now “likely” delayed for a whole year.
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 acquisition of a hospital trust by its high performing neighbour has been delayed by ongoing discussions about its bid for national funding.
A large clinical commissioning group – which is part of a proposed accountable care system – has been put back in financial special measures, less than a year after coming out of the regime.