Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay
Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.
A former acute trust chief executive is to head the new single strategic commissioner covering six clinical commissioning groups in Kent and Medway.
A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.
HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.
NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.
A trust in financial special measures is to seek up to £15m of working capital support from the Department of Health after its planned deficit quadrupled.
Miles Scott, the former chief executive of St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust, has been appointed to run Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust.
Kent and Medway is hoping to become the first area to offer patients thrombectomy outside a neuroscience centre as part of a wider shake-up of stroke services, HSJ has learned.
An NHS trust is exploring whether to pay nursing staff a “finder’s fee” for recommending other nurses to come and work at the provider.
A hospital trust in the south of England may hire a mobile morgue and use local funeral directors’ facilities as part of its preparations for winter.
The longstanding chief executive of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust is stepping down to run the Kent and Medway sustainability and transformation partnership full time.
Commissioners in Kent plan to save more than £7m by reducing unwarranted variation in care over two years.
The most financially troubled NHS trusts in England are being charged interest rates of 6 per cent on bailout loans from the Department of Health, which experts have likened to “kicking someone when they’re down”.
Hospital trusts with some of the largest back-loaded savings plans have insisted they can still meet their financial targets.
HSJ’s weekly email briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black
An NHS trust in financial special measures is now planning to deliver £37m of financial improvements by the end of the financial year.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Regulators have drawn up a list of more NHS providers to be considered for “financial special measures”.