Hospitals should ramp up their treatment of covid-19 patients at home to free up more beds during the peak of the pandemic, under plans announced by NHS England/Improvement.
More than a third of critical care units in the East of England are either at or have exceeded their maximum surge capacity, information leaked to HSJ reveals, and all but one are above their normal capacity.
Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.
The families of fewer than half of the 547 NHS and social care staff who have died from covid are on course to benefit from the government’s £60,000 compensation package, HSJ has discovered.
A major hospital rebuild may become a ‘disaster zone’ because of a rush to meet the government’s election promise to deliver new facilities quickly, a Conservative MP has warned.
The ImpACT+ service is delivered by a team of respiratory consultants, specialist respiratory nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists along with admin and clinical support staff.
A pilot project demonstrates that investment in proactive specialist referral management and virtual clinics can significantly reduce waiting lists, write Rama Vancheeswaran and others
Two parents who have lost babies are to act as specialist advisers to an investigation into maternity and neonatal services in East Kent, which is beginning its work.
New areas have emerged as hotspots for excess deaths during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new analysis of care home statistics by HSJ.
West Hertforshire Hospitals Trust has been running a fully integrated, virtual consultant delivered triaging service that can be a vital part of the armoury against covid-19, say Rama Vancheeswaran, Matthew Knight, David Evans, Michael Van der Watt, Alex Newland Smith, Charlie Oliver, Philip Kelso, Chantoy Spencer and Andrew Barlow
A hospital trust has told the public not to attend one of its emergency department because of a “technical issue” with its oxygen equipment.
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.
A health system in the east of England is looking for a new leader, which will be the fifth appointment to the post since 2016.
Six providers set to receive major public investment in new hospital buildings may struggle to afford annual charges on their new assets, according to experts.
The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.
The trusts which will benefit from a share of £2.7bn to rebuild hospitals, or £100m to develop business cases for future schemes, announced by the prime minister today.
With the new prime minister poised to announce NHS building projects, HSJ has identified 20 of the most significant hospital infrastructure schemes that require big injections of capital funding, often to address pressing problems with care quality.
West Hertfordshire residents have commissioned architects to draw up plans for a new hospital amid concerns over the local health system’s “piecemeal” proposals.