Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Covid-19

Revealed: the nine hospital trusts where covid patients fill at least half the beds

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.

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Exclusive: NHS pleas for covid upgrade funds went unmet ahead of second wave

Local NHS requests for hundreds of millions of pounds of government funding to help deal with covid pressures have gone unanswered throughout the pandemic, an HSJ investigation has found.

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Shared chair steps down from troubled trust role

The chair of a struggling east London acute has stepped down after three years in post, but will remain chair of the neighbouring mental health trust.

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Exclusive: Nightingale largely empty as ICUs handle surge

London’s Nightingale hospital has remained largely empty, with just 19 patients being treated at the facility over the Easter weekend, HSJ understands.

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Revealed: The hospitals facing most pressure to meet coronavirus demand

New analysis from Edge Health shows that district general hospitals around the centre of London have been the hardest hit by the covid-19 surge, says George Batchelor

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Quality deteriorates as trust leaders drive integration

A south London trust has seen quality and safety deteriorate in some areas as its leadership focussed on major strategic changes, according to a Care Quality Commission report.

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Integration pioneer trust hires director to join up services

A trust whose chief executive is also in charge of commissioning for its patch has appointed a director tasked with helping “join together” health and care services.

A&E

Five trusts fail four-hour target in more than half of A&E cases

An unprecedented five trusts saw less than half of their accident and emergency attendances within four hours in December, HSJ analysis reveals.

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Three patients died after delayed cancer tests at teaching hospital

Three people died of cancer and another four came to severe harm after their endoscopies were delayed, a teaching hospital trust has confirmed.

Ben clover expert briefing

Life-changing news on a trolley

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.

Matthew Kershaw

CEO Interview - Matthew Kershaw, Croydon Health Services Trust

This is the latest in a series of interviews with provider chief executives, which are available exclusively to HSJ Insight subscribers.

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CCG and trust appoint three joint directors

A clinical commissioning group and a provider trust have announced a further three joint executive appointments.

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Revealed: The 20 capital projects promised by the PM

The government has unveiled a list of 20 new capital investment projects worth a total of £853m.

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First chief chosen to lead both trust and CCG

A trust chief executive will jointly lead its local clinical commissioning group from October, as part of a shared management structure established by the two bodies.

Endoscopy - Royal Chesterfield

Serious incident declared over cancer diagnostics backlog

A serious incident has been declared at a trust after a backlog in scans delayed five patients’ cancer diagnosis.

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First quarter A&E performance worst since records began

The NHS has recorded its worst first quarter accident and emergency performance since records started, data released this morning revealed.

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Integrated care trust comes bottom in patient experience survey

An integrated care trust received the lowest score in England from the inpatient survey, partly down to people’s experience of being discharged.

Dave west expert briefing

The biggest set of mergers for a decade

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.

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Planned mergers will make two super CCGs

Clinical commissioning groups in London are planning mergers that would form the two largest CCGs in England.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: The bump

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover