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.
Dean Street PRIME, a sexual health clinic that is part of Chelsea and Westminster Foundation Trust, commissioned an online series that explores the complexities of modern gay sex lives, and won the 2018 HSJ Awards for Patient Digital Participation
WINNER: Sussex MSK Partnership (Central), Here (Care Unbound) and Sussex Community Foundation Trust: Shared Decision Making - Sussex MSK Partnership “Putting Patients in Control”
WINNER: Gilead Sciences, CGL and the NHS: Gilead partnering with Drug Treatment Services (and the NHS) to support eliminating Hepatitis C (HCV)
WINNER: Patchwork and Chelsea and Westminster FT: Patchwork – Digital Transformation of the Staff Bank
WINNER: Doc Abode, Local Care Direct and Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network: Improving workforce capacity and patient outcomes in urgent care through digital innovation
Below is a breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.
A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts based on the share of employees experiencing violence from patients, relatives or the public in the last 12 months, according to the NHS staff survey 2018.
Waiting time performance for major emergency admissions at one London trust has deteriorated by 29 percentage points in the last two years, HSJ can reveal.