Emergency care leaders are warning it will take up to six more months to determine whether pilots of a radical change to accident and emergency are working, even though it is due to go live nationally next week, HSJ has learned.
An acute trust’s record of eight never events in the last six months has raised concerns that quality standards have slipped since it was taken out of special measures.
The development of the integrated care agenda will see more mental health providers merging with acute trusts, an experienced chief executive has forecast.
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.
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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.
The widespread adoption of barcoding by the NHS is needed to meet the challenge posed by the Cumberlege patient safety review, according to NHS England chair Lord David Prior.
These are some of the serious findings of external reviews of NHS services from recent years, previously unpublished but now released to HSJ.
A rural health economy is establishing a single staff bank which all NHS and care home organisations in its patch can access.
The NHS has been told to increase its covid-19 swab testing capacity again by at least double, HSJ has learned, including via efforts to expand rapid-turnaround tests.
A sustainability and transformation partnership has agreed an “incredibly challenging” ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030 ahead of declaring a “climate emergency”.
A director of maternity services at a financially struggling trust have issued a plea to their board for investment amid reports their department is losing patients and staff due to inequitable service provision.
A trust is due to leave special measures, after problems with quality and bullying landed it in the regime more than two years ago.
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.
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.
A commissioner’s elective lead has raised concerns about the distance cardiology patients face travelling for treatment.
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