Dr Jonathan Bloor argues that clinical value is the key to adoption of emerging tech
The rate that England’s acute hospital beds are filling with covid patients has slowed down nationally — but a handful of trusts are still reporting growing occupancy rates despite four weeks of national lockdown.
A longstanding healthcare leader in north London is heading west to become the chief executive of a major acute provider.
An acute trust in Yorkshire has become the first of its cohort to fully replace its electronic patient record installed under the much-criticised National Programme for IT, with another trust set to follow suit.
Nearly £350m was earmarked by NHS England/Improvement for spending on England’s Nightingale hospitals, according to newly published contracts.
The trusts which are likely to face the fiercest struggle to deliver quality care in the immediate future have been identified through an analysis carried out exclusively for HSJ.
Trusts have been told to collaborate with others to increase the “efficiency and scale” of international recruitment, in new national guidance shared with HSJ.
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 NHS England/Improvement regional manager has reported “serious concern” about the handling of a “critical incident”, in which an entire health economy was subjected to extreme operational pressure, HSJ can reveal.
Providers are failing to recover tens of millions of pounds from overseas visitors despite a major clampdown on so-called health tourists.
The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.
Two large teaching trusts have been forced to close more than 170 beds due to concerns over fire safety, while significant sections of one hospital can only remain open if hourly checks are carried out.
A specialist cancer trust increased its income from private patients by £17m last year, while the service as a whole saw non-NHS healthcare revenues rise by 6 per cent.
An independent review is to be held into the death of a teenager after a clinical commissioning group interfered in an earlier investigation.
NHS England is to issue new guidance to clinical commissioning groups in the wake of an alleged cover-up of a teenager’s avoidable death.
A clinical commissioning group altered a review of the death of a teenager with a learning disability – including removing a finding that it was “avoidable” – sparking concern that the national system may be flawed.
Hospital trusts along the Welsh border are at risk of losing millions of pounds this year, as a cross-border dispute over tariffs drags on.
The outstanding work that organisations are doing in partnership with the NHS was recognised with winners named in 16 categories at the 2019 HSJ Partnership Awards.
WINNER: PwC and North Bristol Trust: Digitally Enabling Patient Flow
Seven hub trusts and 27 partners have been selected to be part of a high profile new genomic test network, but will not be fully operational for a further 18 months.