Critical care occupancy remains stubbornly high at 10 trusts which still have around double the number of patients they had capacity for last winter, HSJ can reveal.
At least 17 hospital trusts still have at least twice the number of critical care patients than their total capacity last winter, with some falling very slowly, HSJ can reveal.
Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.
Local NHS requests for hundreds of millions of pounds of government funding to help deal with covid pressures have gone unanswered throughout the pandemic, an HSJ investigation has found.
Emergency departments across England are suffering ‘dangerous’ overcrowding comparable with pre-covid levels - and are struggling to maintain social distancing.
Ministers have given the green light for NHS England and Improvement to consult before December on a proposed new basket of metrics to replace the four-hour accident and emergency target.
The place based paediatric offer across Tameside and Glossop consists of a number of initiatives that support children and their families being seen and treated by the most appropriate professional, at the right time and in the right place:
A small trust with severe quality and financial problems is to share a chair with its larger neighbour, it has announced.
Pilots for a new urgent care model requiring walk-in patients to book slots in emergency departments are expected to be rolled out in at least one site in every health system in the coming weeks, HSJ has learned.
NHS England plans to introduce a “call before you walk” model for accident and emergency by winter, HSJ has been told.
A trust in regulatory special measures will develop a single acute service combined with its neighbouring hospital trust, the pair have announced.
NHS trusts are piloting a new model under which walk-in patients “call first” if they want to be seen in an emergency department.
These are some of the serious findings of external reviews of NHS services from recent years, previously unpublished but now released to HSJ.
New analysis from Edge Health shows that district general hospitals around the centre of London have been the hardest hit by the covid-19 surge, says George Batchelor
Professor Anoop Chauhan, winner of the Clinical Leader of the Year category at the 2019 HSJ Awards, has been the force behind the Portsmouth Hospitals Trust’s stellar growth in clinical research, notes Jennifer Trueland
Proactively identifying patients who were poorly controlled with asthma, COPD and breathlessness won Portsmouth Hospitals Trust the 2019 HSJ award for Acute Sector Innovation. Jennifer Trueland reports
Just six of the NHS’ more than 200 private patient units are signed up to the independent complaints adjudicator, HSJ has learned.
Analysis carried out for NHS England’s review of NHS targets has proposed it set a “maximum time-to-assessment target… for all those attending [accident and emergency departments]”.
WINNER: Portsmouth Hospitals Trust – Modern Innovative Solutions to Improve Outcomes in Asthma, Breathlessness and COPD (MISSION ABC)