A London acute trust that has been hardest hit in each pandemic wave expects its waiting list to keep growing until spring.
31 Jan update: London and south east set to see low levels of covid hospital admissions by end of Feb
Admissions of covid positive patients in London and the south east are on course to fall to a managable level by the end of February.
Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.
The merger of two foundation trusts to create the UK’s largest healthcare provider was approved.
Several NHS trusts are offering a ‘treatment’ for birth trauma which uses a technique which lies outside national guidelines and which is criticised by specialists as potentially causing ‘more harm than good’.
Taxpayers may have to make up for millions of pounds lost in NHS private patient income during the covid pandemic, HSJ can reveal.
A major London acute trust has published a profile of its catchment population, having acknowledged that it was previously ‘effectively flying blind’ on health improvement.
Staff at the hospital serving the prime minister’s constituency — which is the subject of concerns over infection control — have been warned they will not be paid for time spent self-isolating if they break mask rules.
A London acute trust has told its staff they may not be paid for time at home self-isolating if it transpires they were not wearing a mask near someone with coronavirus.
The ‘hazardous’ use of personal protective equipment required because of covid-19 is contributing to the spread of secondary infections in intensive care units and other hospital settings, a leading expert has told HSJ.
Just six of the NHS’ more than 200 private patient units are signed up to the independent complaints adjudicator, HSJ has learned.
A prestigious specialist trust will merge with one of the capital’s biggest teaching hospital trusts, in a deal which could pave the way for a huge land sale in west London.
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.
NHS England has ordered a review into the cost of patient transport services and the way they are commissioned, following a string of market failures.
An NHS trust abandoned its procurement for patient transport services just weeks after a shortlisted bidder pulled out over concerns about the evaluation process, HSJ has learned.
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.
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Plans to trial a new standalone one-hour sepsis target for emergency departments as part of the NHS standards review pilot could be dropped, HSJ understands.