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
Seventy-two trusts had recorded at least one coronavirus death on Sunday, an increase of 15 on Friday.
A second coronavirus spike appears to be emerging in the West Midlands, with one of the region’s trusts now reporting nine deaths from the illness.
The trusts which are likely to face the fiercest struggle to deliver quality care in the immediate future have been identified through an analysis carried out exclusively for HSJ.
Several of the largest trusts in England appear unlikely to hit their financial “control totals”, after signalling they will need to review their year-end forecasts.
Concerns from “dozens” of consultants over their trust’s handling of bullying allegations have been escalated to the health and social care secretary by a medical union.
An aspiring integrated care provider in the West Midlands has appointed an independent chair to lead the future organisation, HSJ can reveal.
A trust in the West Midlands has appointed an interim chair, after facing criticism from MPs over the reappointment of its previous chair.
Allegations of bullying and harassment against senior leaders at the Dudley Group Foundation Trust have not been substantiated by an independent review.
A struggling trust has been warned about a “breakdown” in the relations between its executive board and emergency consultants.
Waiting time performance for major emergency admissions at one London trust has deteriorated by 29 percentage points in the last two years, HSJ can reveal.
The chair of a West Midlands trust is set to leave following concerns from four local MPs around the extension of her tenure.
NHS trusts will have “no choice but to prioritise” which patients receive cancer treatment if a no-deal Brexit delays the import of radioisotopes, the Royal College of Radiologists has told HSJ.
A long-standing chief executive has argued NHS trust leaders are treated too inconsistently, as those who “have their heads down doing the job” sometimes don’t get enough recognition.
Four MPs in Dudley have raised concerns over the reappointment of their local trust’s chair, ahead of the publication of a report into whistleblowing claims against its executive directors.
The creation of the NHS’ first integrated care trust has been delayed until 2020, due to the complexity of the contractual model.
A review has found “concerns” over the care of eight patients who died in a struggling emergency department.
A trust’s chief nurse, embroiled in a whistleblowing investigation, has resigned from her post.
A trust criticised for the safety of its emergency services has brought in a neighbouring provider to help support improvements in nursing and A&E, HSJ has learned
A trust reduced its “core bed base” by nearly 40 in the run up to last winter, when its emergency department endured severe problems and intervention by inspectors, it has emerged.