NHS England and Improvement have allocated millions of pounds to outsource elective and diagnostic work to the independent sector, in an attempt to keep waiting lists down during the winter, HSJ has learned.
Ambulance crews in the East Midlands spent a cumulative total of almost 18 months waiting at hospitals in the region in December, despite a variety of actions to mitigate winter pressures.
Ear, nose and throat surgery in the NHS suffers from “significant unwarranted variation” in outcomes, a new study has found.
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has declared a “critical incident” due to pressures on its emergency services.
The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.
The merger of six clinical commissioning groups in Nottinghamshire has been confirmed, following approval by NHS England.
A power failure at a major acute trust in the East Midlands has affected IT services and some clinical systems across its two hospital sites.
A consultant surgeon must pay an NHS trust £170,000 after he lost a whistleblowing case on appeal.
Nottingham University Hospitals has been on black alert for multiple days after being faced with “very high” emergency attendances since last week.
The cost of fixing NHS buildings to avoid serious injuries to patients and major disruption to clinical services continues to rise and outstrip the NHS’ investment in estates maintenance, new figures reveal.
A struggling district general hospital is in discussions with a local college to establish a “workforce academy” and school of nursing to address its workforce problems, its chief executive told HSJ.
Hundreds of junior doctors are being pursued by NHS trusts for unpaid pension contributions linked to their backdated pay award, HSJ has learned.
The trusts which will benefit from a share of £2.7bn to rebuild hospitals, or £100m to develop business cases for future schemes, announced by the prime minister today.
Policymakers are being called on to expand nurses’ flexible working options after a year-long trial involving more than 200 nurses showed evidence it would improve work-life balance.
A teaching hospital has redesigned part of its cancer service after being flagged as an outlier in two national clinical audits.
A treatment centre which recently changed provider will only be taking on clinical work with “at most a one-night stay” for the next few months to ensure patient safety.
The managing director of a ‘first-wave’ integrated care system is to step down in the autumn, HSJ understands.
Two East Midlands trusts are trialling the use of artificial intelligence tools to diagnose breast cancer in a bid to mitigate the national shortage of radiologists.
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has declared a black alert and is urging staff to prioritise patient discharges.
The Nottingham Treatment Centre may face a shortage of medical staff as a result of some doctors’ concerns that its takeover by the NHS could have negative tax and pension implications for them.