A former chief executive of Imperial College Healthcare Trust has been appointed as chair at one of the country’s most troubled trusts.
Elective RTT waiting times shot up by over a week in December, in the fastest monthly increase since 2010, notes Rob Findlay
The number of patients waiting more than a year for an elective procedure is at its highest since August 2012, new data reveals.
Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust has appointed an interim chief executive while it searches for a permanent replacement.
The spread of specialised services across English hospital trusts has remained relatively unchanged over the last four years, despite a consensus that greater consolidation is needed in some areas.
Yet another large trust stopped reporting its referral to treatment data, which clouded the picture for the latest November figures and raised non-reported waiting lists to a new record.
An HSJ roundtable discusses crucial issues relating to treatment of neurological conditions and how services can deliver consistent high quality care to patients. By Alison Moore
Three new non-executive board members have been appointed to the Care Quality Commission.
A hospital trust was left with an unexpected £5.6m bill for non-emergency patient transport after commissioners underestimated the cost, a report has revealed.
London hospital trusts have been forced to bring patient transport services in house or re-tender them as incumbent firms exit the market.
A teaching hospital trust spent £60,000 with a recruitment firm to recruit a chief executive who left after four months.
Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover
Why does a safety-critical industry such as the NHS have the level of bullying and fear running through it at so many levels, asks Andy Cowper
NHS Improvement has appointed the boss of a leading hospital trust as its chief executive, and will pay him a salary of £287,000, HSJ can reveal.
Imperial College Healthcare Trust developed the NOSH Project – a three tier pathway to improve nutrition and hydration in patients with dementia. Two healthcare support workers were employed to implement the pathway. The project is now in place on 29 wards.
Commissioners in north west London spent £36m on consultancy firms over the last four financial years – including millions on service redesign recently stalled by NHS Improvement.
September’s admission rate was sharply down on recent years. However, waiting list management recovered, enabling a slight improvement in waiting times to 20.3 weeks. That’s still well above 18 weeks though, and the trend remains up.
NHS Improvement’s board has halted a £500m reconfiguration programme in north west London after concerns about activity projections.
Imperial College Healthcare Trust has appointed Verita to carry out an investigation into its disciplinary processes following the suicide of a nurse.
A large teaching hospital has ordered its second review of waiting lists in a year after another cohort of patients were found to be missing from records.