Last night’s HSJ Patient Safety Awards celebrated the innovative work of frontline NHS teams in a year when the challenge and necessity of keeping the public safe had never been greater.
At the outset of the pandemic a new telephone service was established to proactively call cancer patients to check their wellbeing, offer holistic therapy, provide local information and support, refer to appropriate services or simply provide a listening ear and reduce isolation.
Trusts in the South East are recruiting additional midwives as this year’s birth rates soar, with an increase of more than 20 per cent in women booking to give birth at one trust.
Fourteen trusts have had their financial data excluded from a national survey of spending due to accounting errors, in a process that one described as ‘very harsh’.
Managing outpatient appointment booking was complicated enough before the pandemic, and the subsequent care backlogs have only made it worse. An HSJ webinar invited a panel of experts to discuss the challenges and how new methods of digitisation could make things better. Claire Read reports.
A specialist trust has freed up 29 theatre sessions a week so cancer surgery from nearby providers can continue during the covid pandemic.
Trusts are carrying out harm reviews after a ‘contamination issue’ affecting hundreds of samples resulted in some staff and patients being wrongly told they had coronavirus, HSJ can reveal.
The chief executive of a hospital trust is standing down to join national work on testing for covid-19, HSJ understands.
A trust is carrying out an internal investigation after two junior doctors developed covid following an offsite event attended by 22 juniors where social distancing rules were allegedly ignored.
A clinical commissioning group has ordered an independent review of its culture after what is described as “injustices experienced by black Asian and minority ethic colleagues” during the covid pandemic.
Twenty-three trusts will share a £28m pot of technology funding as part of the first wave of “digital aspirant” providers, NHSX has announced.
An acute trust is to abandon manufacturing its own radiopharmaceuticals after a regulator said it needed more quality improvement work and better facilities.
The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.
A trust is proposing an extended moratorium on elective care over Christmas 2019 and Easter 2020, and pre-booking outsourcing to private providers in an attempt to shore up emergency care performance and cut cancellations.
NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.
A trust has been unable to start some new cancer trials as planned after regulators partially suspended its licence to manufacture medicines.