The Care Quality Commission may in future be notified when ‘secretive’ external reviews have looked at patient safety issues within trusts.
More than a third of critical care units in the East of England are either at or have exceeded their maximum surge capacity, information leaked to HSJ reveals, and all but one are above their normal capacity.
Thirteen trusts are facing billions of pounds of maintenance — in some cases, making it more cost-effective to rebuild the hospital — over ‘significant safety issues’ stemming from outdated construction methods.
Death rates for a major emergency abdominal surgery are almost eight times higher at some outlier hospitals compared with top performers, a national report has found.
NHS providers were given 40 official warnings because regulators believed they were failing to protect staff from violence, injury and hazardous substances in the past two years, HSJ can reveal.
The Care Quality Commission’s risk-based inspection regime unfairly disadvantage trusts with more than one hospital site, the boss of a multisite trust has told 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.
North West Anglia Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive following the retirement of Stephen Graves.
North West Anglia Foundation Trust chief executive Stephen Graves is to retire, with interviews for his replacement taking place this week.
The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.
Kettering General Hospital Trust is to share a chair with the Princess Alexandra Trust despite the pair not being in the same geographical or organisational patch.
NHS trusts were forced to draw down £2.7bn of emergency cash bailouts from the government last year – with two-thirds of hospital providers now relying on government loans to maintain payments to staff and suppliers.
Hinchingbrooke Hospital’s ambitious £150m “health campus” plans have been put under review.
A trust in special measures has appointed a former University College London Hospitals boss and private sector consultant as its new chief executive.
Troubled Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust has appointed a successor to its controversial outgoing chief executive Phil Morley.
Whistleblowers’ complaints to the Care Quality Commission have resulted in 40 providers having inspections instigated or brought forward in the last year.
Ten hospital trusts have been visited by a special NHS England team to “accelerate” initiatives dealing with delayed transfers of care, HSJ can reveal.