Richard Strong, managing director, EMEA, Allscripts, argues trusts boards should be “very positive” about the health tech response to the first wave of covid-19; but they need to act now to secure recent gains for the NHS reset.
Eleven NHS trusts have dropped a long-running bid to pay business rates at a discount usually reserved for charities, according to the Local Government Association.
Seven trusts will receive £6m each over the next three years in the second phase of Matt Hancock’s plan to improve IT infrastructure in the health service.
Several acute services are set to be centralised in a partial ‘hot/cold split’ after local health chiefs recommended a controversial reconfiguration between two district general hospitals.
NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has launched a blistering attack on people who post videos of ‘empty’ hospitals online claiming they show the NHS is not under pressure from covid.
A hospital trust has warned it is facing ‘huge pressure’ as it must convert more wards to covid-only, and has more than 100 ‘medically fit’ patients who have not been discharged.
Pilots for a new urgent care model requiring walk-in patients to book slots in emergency departments are expected to be rolled out in at least one site in every health system in the coming weeks, HSJ has learned.
A trust has declared a critical incident after experiencing “relentless demand” on urgent and emergency care, months after downgrading one of its emergency departments.
A trust will temporarily downgrade one of its A&E departments ahead of a potential second spike of covid-19 cases – but there are fears the move could become permanent.
New areas have emerged as hotspots for excess deaths during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new analysis of care home statistics by HSJ.
Eleven hospital trusts are continuing a High Court action against their local authorities, by seeking to appeal a previous ruling that denied them an estimated £1.5bn in backdated business rates.
An expert panel will this year set “a practical, evidence-based and ambitious date for the NHS to reach net zero” carbon dioxide emissions, NHS England has announced.
Pathologists in the west of England are set to ditch national proposals to centralise their laboratories after describing the idea as worse than the present situation.
An integrated care system is aiming to cut its use of plastic cutlery, gloves and gowns as part of wide-ranging environmental sustainability plans, HSJ has learned.
Outgoing NHS Providers chair Dame Gill Morgan has been appointed independent chair of a south western integrated care system.
The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.
The English NHS achieved its important ambition to halve the number of one-year waiters during 2018-19. However, the underlying waiting list continued to grow, reaching record levels and frustrating the other main ambition for elective waits. By Rob Findlay
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.
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.