Recovering services from the covid crisis is the big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The new Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by HSJ bureau chief and performance lead James Illman.
Moves are taking place to set up a raft of temporary hospitals across England — in venues such as conference and sports centres — to create additional capacity for coronavirus patients.
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.
NHS providers that owe the government a combined £10bn would see the debts converted into a form of investment that does not have to be repaid, under plans being discussed by national leaders.
Around two-thirds of NHS providers were found to be breaking laws aimed at protecting staff from violence and aggression, when inspected by the Health and Safety Executive, information released to HSJ reveals.
The chief executive of a foundation trust has stepped down to take an expanded role with the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System.
The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.
At the end of July, less than 49 per cent of hospital services were achieving the 18 week RTT target, notes Rob Findlay
Heavily-indebted NHS providers are bidding to restructure their loans with the Department of Health and Social Care, albeit with little prospect of them being written off.
The government has intervened to reassure NHS trusts they will continue to be bailed out, following increasing concerns from auditors over their operational viability, HSJ has learned.
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
A mental health trust has said it can “operate for four days” by increasing its stock of frozen food and replacing hot meals for patients with cold meals, in the event of food shortages caused by a no-deal Brexit.
Stephen Eames reflects on the journey of North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust from being in special measures to leading a thriving integrated care system
RTT waiting times shot up in December as winter started to bite. In better news, one year waits continued to fall. By Rob Findlay
Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.
NHS trusts in London have criticised proposed changes to the national payment tariff which would cut their income by an estimated £300m.
Fifteen trust chief executives were paid at yearly rates of more than £250,000 last year, including several in the north east running district general hospitals, according to HSJ analysis.
As the year draws to an end, we look back on the 10 most-read stories from the mental health sector. These include the announcement of two trust chiefs stepping down and a merger to create the biggest mental health and community trust in the country being delayed
Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover
More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.