Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Northern Devon district hospital

Trust delays waiting time reporting again

Persistent problems with a new electronic patient record system will stop an integrated acute and community trust from reporting its elective waiting times for nearly a year.

Rob findlay

Shocking deterioration in RTT waiting times

Elective RTT waiting times shot up by over a week in December, in the fastest monthly increase since 2010, notes Rob Findlay

rob findlay

Waiting times steady despite slowdown in admissions

Yet another large trust stopped reporting its referral to treatment data, which clouded the picture for the latest November figures and raised non-reported waiting lists to a new record.

Alison diamond

Trust chief executive to retire in March

The chief executive of an acute and community trust is to retire at the end of March.

Gloucestershire Royal hospital

Hospital sent patient data to USA by mistake

Patient data held by a hospital trust was erroneously sent to and stored on a company’s server in USA, amid problems with a new electronic patient record system.

Grenfell Tower

Exclusive: More than 50 trusts yet to carry out post-Grenfell fire checks

More than 50 NHS trusts have confirmed they have not had a fire service inspection since the Grenfell Tower disaster – despite all providers being ordered to arrange them just days after the fire.

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

A&E survey: Best and worst performing trusts revealed

Five trusts have been identified as offering a poor overall experience to patients in their accident and emergency departments, based on a new Care Quality Commission patient survey.

Derriford Hospital

Devon trusts to share staff across region

Medical staff will work across trusts in a success regime region under a new system devised by health chiefs to reduce pressure on struggling services.

rural houses

Pioneering acute and community trust hails 'successful' first year of home care

An acute and community trust that was the first in the NHS to enter the home care market says the first year of its new service has exceeded its expectations.

Acute services across the Devon healthcare system have been the subject of a review by local clinicians and NHS managers.

All A&Es to stay open under proposals for troubled health economy

Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust; Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust; Plymouth Hospitals Trust; Northern Devon Healthcare Trust

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Analysis: Patients waiting over four hours in A&E up tenfold over decade

The number of patients waiting more than four hours for admission after a decision to admit to accident and emergency has grown nearly tenfold in a decade, new figures show.


Analysis: Over 100 trusts report rise in E coli infections in a year

Almost 70 per cent of NHS trusts have seen a rise in E coli infections in the 12 months up to to January 2017, raising questions over their ability to meet the government’s target to cut rates by 50 per cent in three years.

Alexandra Hammond

Acute lack of investment is starving healthcare estates

Buildings and infrastructure in the healthcare sector are suffering a serious shortage of cash and need new financing models to break the deadlock.

The Christie

Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

St James's University Hospital

Revealed: Trusts borrow millions to pay for redundancies and beds

Papers released by the Department of Health show trusts have borrowed hundreds of millions of pounds to pay suppliers, make redundancies and increase bed capacity.

David Williams

What's new in care models: Can conflicts of interest be avoided?

Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View, by our deputy bureau chief and integration reporter David Williams.


Deep South: Northern Devon enters the home care market

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

rural houses

First NHS trust makes move into home care market

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust is to become the first health service organisation to enter the home care market.

Angela Pedder

Trust chief stands down after 19 years to lead success regime

Angela Pedder is standing down as chief executive of Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust to become “lead chief executive” of the local success regime.


Deep South: The STP and success regime in Devon

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell