A controversial reconfiguration of stroke services in Kent and Medway will be delayed by over a year, regardless of whether an ongoing court case forces NHS organisations to change their current plans.
The NHS in Kent failed to take account of its duty to reduce inequalities when it decided where to place hyperacute stroke services, a court was told.
This is the latest in a series of interviews with provider chief executives, which are available exclusively to HSJ Insight subscribers.
The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.
Commissioners in Yorkshire are to roll out a scheme which used artificial intelligence to help cut A&E attendances by a third in one patient group which received health coaching.
A teaching hospital has redesigned part of its cancer service after being flagged as an outlier in two national clinical audits.
Welcome to the ‘About that bus…?’ weekly newsletter – giving you the inside track on how the fallout from Brexit is affecting the NHS at national and local level, edited by James Illman Contact me in confidence.
South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust has warned it will need “mutual aid” from other NHS providers and is highly likely to move to the highest emergency response category, REAP level 4, if there is a no-deal Brexit in October, HSJ has learned.
Welcome to the ‘About that bus…’ weekly newsletter: giving you the inside track on how the fallout from Brexit is affecting the NHS at national and local level, edited by James Illman Contact me in confidence.
The NHS in Kent is block-booking hotel rooms for staff and planning with police to get workers and patients through “gridlocked roads” to hospitals as part of preparations for a no-deal Brexit “Armageddon”.
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 Kent stroke unit is to close seven months earlier than planned, as the loss of staff is putting patient safety at risk.
Elective waiting times have risen from 22 weeks to 23 weeks over the last 14 months, and there is still no end in sight. The target, of course, is just 18 weeks.
One of the country’s most troubled hospital trusts, which is chaired by former NHS England chief executive Sir David Nicholson, has rejected regulators’ request for it to rein in its large deficit.
The number of cases of C difficile reported by hospitals is expected to increase after changes in how cases are measured.
NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.
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.
The annual staff survey has shown a steady increase in discrimination since 2015. Below is a breakdown of the trusts with the highest and lowest percentages of staff experiencing discrimination at work in the last 12 months, comparing 2017 to 2018.
A trust has made changes to its lung cancer service after concerns patients were much less likely to access chemotherapy and other anti-cancer therapies than elsewhere in the country.
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.