A London hospital’s maternity service has improved enough to shed its “inadequate” rating, after serious concerns were raised about it at an inspection late last year.
London’s largest acute provider is to come out of quality special measures after four years in the regime.
Proposals to redesign London’s £93bn public services through wide ranging devolution from central government have been agreed by borough leaders and the city’s mayor.
Concerns over bullying and accident and emergency department performance have emerged in the latest Care Quality Commission inspection reports, covering four trusts.
Managers at Barts and the London Trust were unable to guarantee paediatric staff had passed Criminal Records Bureau checks for three years, following a series of human resources failings, HSJ has learned.
One in 10 health appointments were missed last year, costing the NHS millions of pounds and delaying treatment for other patients, figures suggest.
“Significant deficiencies” have been found in the emergency surgical care offered by a trust that is part of a regional trauma network.
Last week was a big one for hospital news in the national papers, with a trust finding itself declared “bankrupt” for the first time.
Ten NHS hospital trusts recorded deficits in 2011-12 – the largest number to finish a year in the red for more than half a decade, Department of Health figures published today show.
PERFORMANCE: The newly merged Barts Health NHS Trust organisation “can learn from Whipps Cross and Newham”, turnaround advisors have said.
WORKFORCE: PricewaterhouseCoopers won a Management Consultancy Association award for its work on the east London hospital’s cost reduction programme.
Some London hospital trusts could safely cut their spending on nurses by half, NHS London documents have claimed.
The health secretary has approved the merger of three London hospital trusts to create an organisation with an estimated turnover of £1.1bn.
Hospitals in the wrong place at the wrong time are in danger.
More than two thirds of NHS hospital trusts fell behind on their savings plans in the first half of 2011-12 as the sector slipped deeper into the red, HSJ can reveal.
The boards of three trusts have moved a step closer to creating a single organisation with a turnover of roughly £1.9bn.
The Co-operation and Competition Panel has recommended England’s biggest hospital merger should be allowed to go ahead - but only because there is no alternative.