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.
Children who sustain severe burns in Kent, Surrey and Sussex will be treated in Essex or central London from next month, as a specialist unit has temporarily closed.
NHS England has selected 14 hospital trusts to test new accident and emergency standards which could replace the four-hour target.
NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.
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