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.
Thirteen trusts are facing billions of pounds of maintenance — in some cases, making it more cost-effective to rebuild the hospital — over ‘significant safety issues’ stemming from outdated construction methods.
Trusts are carrying out harm reviews after a ‘contamination issue’ affecting hundreds of samples resulted in some staff and patients being wrongly told they had coronavirus, HSJ can reveal.
One of England’s top authorities on patient safety has warned there is ‘significant reluctance’ in the health service to investigate cases considered ‘historic’, after he published a report today detailing a ‘20-year cover-up’ over the death of a baby girl.
Referrals for treatment fell by 70 per cent during covid-19 lockdown, new data has shown.
A clinical commissioning group chief executive has taken on the top role at a southern integrated care system.
The latest improvements across four acute hospitals in Greater Manchester should persuade regulators to promote the concept of “provider groups”, according to their chief executive.
Trusts have warned they should not be “burdened with unfunded commitments” on pay and conditions, and said they “would welcome” talks on another multiyear NHS pay deal.
A teaching trust has scrapped controversial plans to set up a subsidiary company — a move which campaigners hailed as “extremely good news” for NHS staff.
Providers are failing to recover tens of millions of pounds from overseas visitors despite a major clampdown on so-called health tourists.
An acute trust may abandon its plans to set up a wholly owned subsidiary in the face of union opposition.
Several hundred support staff at Frimley Health Foundation Trust are expected to strike for 48 hours this month, as controversy continues over its proposed subsidiary company.
An acute trust is to abandon manufacturing its own radiopharmaceuticals after a regulator said it needed more quality improvement work and better facilities.
The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.
Outlier trusts for orthopaedic surgery have blamed above average infection rates, a need for closer supervision of trainees, and frail and overweight patient cohorts for their results.
David Bennett, the former boss of the competition regulator Monitor, has been appointed chair of Virgin Care, HSJ has learned.
Virgin Care and an NHS provider have won an £85m joint community services project.
A foundation trust is pursuing plans to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary company following concerns unions are spreading “misinformation“ among staff.
Sustained investment in place-based leadership, the creation of more boundary spanning leadership roles, and the development of a cadre of leaders committed to co-producing the solutions with citizens are needed to make system leadership real. By Paul Burstow