A government policy designed to let trusts take ownership of the buildings in which they provide services has been largely ignored, says the CEO of the NHS property quango.
A hospital was forced to evacuate and then close its critical care unit for around three weeks last month because of concerns its roof could collapse.
A long-delayed review into West Suffolk Foundation Trust board members’ alleged bullying of whistleblowers is now due to be published ‘by the spring’, senior figures familiar with the process have told HSJ.
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.
Thirteen trusts are facing billions of pounds of maintenance — in some cases, making it more cost-effective to rebuild the hospital — over ‘significant safety issues’ stemming from outdated construction methods.
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.
Analysis carried out for NHS England’s review of NHS targets has proposed it set a “maximum time-to-assessment target… for all those attending [accident and emergency departments]”.
A trust battling allegations it led a “witch-hunt” to try and identify a whistleblower has today been stripped of its “outstanding” rating by the Care Quality Commission.
NHS national bosses have been ordered by ministers to launch a “rapid and independent” review into a trust amid concerns over how it handled an alleged “witch-hunt” for a whistleblower.
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.
Former NHS England medical director Sir Bruce Keogh has been hired to advise the health tech company trying to sell an alternative to WhatsApp to the NHS.
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Plans to trial a new standalone one-hour sepsis target for emergency departments as part of the NHS standards review pilot could be dropped, HSJ understands.
Fresh concerns have been raised about how NHS England is conducting its controversial pilot of new accident and emergency standards.
Suffolk and North East Essex shadow integrated care system has appointed senior local commissioning leader Ed Garratt as its executive lead.
Trusts have been invited to apply for ownership of buildings on their estate which are currently owned by NHS Property Services and Community Health Partnerships.
NHS England has selected 14 hospital trusts to test new accident and emergency standards which could replace the four-hour target.
The chief executive of inadequate-rated Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust is stepping down after less than a year in charge, the trust has announced.
Staff and patients must be clear on the benefits that volunteers can bring to the future of our health system, writes Sam Ward