The first NHS targets for reducing the disproportionate share of black and minority ethnic staff being subject to disciplinary cases have been set by NHS England, which has also told trusts to reduce unnecessary disciplinary action overall.
One of the country’s most troubled hospital trusts, which is chaired by former NHS England chief executive Sir David Nicholson, has rejected regulators’ request for it to rein in its large deficit.
Children who sustain severe burns in Kent, Surrey and Sussex will be treated in Essex or central London from next month, as a specialist unit has temporarily closed.
NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy.
One of England’s smallest trusts is predicting a deficit of nearly 10 per cent of its turnover and may not accept next year’s control total.
A specialist trust has seen its waiting list rise by a third – and uncovered an additional 115 52 week waiters – after a review revealed its reported figures were incomplete.
The NHS has now failed to keep up with demand since RTT records began, writes Rob Findlay
The failure of parts of the NHS to use “bog standard” IT is undermining the case to Treasury for more technology funding, an NHS England director has said.
Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.
Elective RTT waiting times shot up by over a week in December, in the fastest monthly increase since 2010, notes Rob Findlay
A sustainability and transformation partnership had “not begun to function effectively” when the Care Quality Commission carried out a local system review at the end of 2017.
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.
A long awaited move of overnight care for children with burns from Queen Victoria Hospital Foundation Trust in East Grinstead to Brighton is back on the cards.
The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.
Five NHS trusts have been identified by the Care Quality Commission as having significantly poor overall patient experience scores.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
The NHS must ensure that informatics’ potential for savings and productivity must be fulfilled quickly
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