Significant changes to a range of services, including A&E, stroke and maternity, made amid the covid-19 crisis are set to remain into next year, an HSJ analysis of key projects has found.
An acute trust is set to further downgrade an accident and emergency department as part of plans to create a covid-free hospital.
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.
The chief executive of an embattled trust has told HSJ the organisation has sometimes been guilty of normalising the “unacceptable”, after regulators decided it should remain in special measures.
A hospital trust chief in Lincolnshire has apologised to patients after two emergency departments were given the lowest rating by inspectors for the second time in a year.
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.
NHS providers that owe the government a combined £10bn would see the debts converted into a form of investment that does not have to be repaid, under plans being discussed by national leaders.
More than half the compensation claims in ophthalmology relate to late treatment or missed follow-ups, new data reveals.
Ambulance crews in the East Midlands spent a cumulative total of almost 18 months waiting at hospitals in the region in December, despite a variety of actions to mitigate winter pressures.
The NHS has been given another 11 months of support for a decade-old version of Microsoft Windows, while about half of its computers are still running the softfware, HSJ can reveal.
Repeated leaks from a toilet have forced an acute hospital to relocate a sterile unit used for the production of injectable medicines.
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.
The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.
Emergency services at one of Lincolnshire’s largest hospitals were rated “inadequate” because staff were too busy trying to make improvements on another site.
The Care Quality Commission has dropped a prosecution against United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust for duty of candour breaches due to a lack of evidence.
A rural trust is rowing back on hiring locum doctors with General Medical Council restrictions, after a non-executive director questioned the “high number” of such staff being employed.
Two large teaching trusts have been forced to close more than 170 beds due to concerns over fire safety, while significant sections of one hospital can only remain open if hourly checks are carried out.
The full extent of the increased pressure on a struggling city hospital after the downgrading of a neighbour’s emergency department has finally been revealed.
Two East Midlands trusts are trialling the use of artificial intelligence tools to diagnose breast cancer in a bid to mitigate the national shortage of radiologists.
Heavily-indebted NHS providers are bidding to restructure their loans with the Department of Health and Social Care, albeit with little prospect of them being written off.