UPDATED: Downgraded trust’s CEO describes ‘hugely taxing’ effort to balance safety with collaboration
A long-serving CEO has described the “hugely taxing” task for trust leaders to balance internal patient safety risks with wider system partnership work during the pandemic.
These are some of the serious findings of external reviews of NHS services from recent years, previously unpublished but now released to HSJ.
A Somerset hospital has stopped admitting new patients – including to the accident and emergency department – following a spike in coronavirus cases.
Pathologists in the west of England are set to ditch national proposals to centralise their laboratories after describing the idea as worse than the present situation.
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Outlier trusts for orthopaedic surgery have blamed above average infection rates, a need for closer supervision of trainees, and frail and overweight patient cohorts for their results.
The “temporary” overnight closure of one of England’s smallest accident and emergency departments is set to become permanent, following a unanimous vote by commissioners.
England’s smallest acute trust will share a chief executive and chair with its larger neighbour with which it is merging.
Below is a breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.
A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts based on the share of employees experiencing violence from patients, relatives or the public in the last 12 months, according to the NHS staff survey 2018.
Below is a breakdown of acute and combined trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2018 NHS staff survey.
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.
Commissioners are set to approve the permanent downgrade of the A&E department at the country’s smallest hospital trust.
The country’s smallest hospital trust could lose its A&E service under proposals that will be put to the public for consultation next year.
The fate of one of the NHS’ smallest emergency departments will be decided “later next year”, commissioners announced this month.
Hundreds of young people assessed as needing specialist mental health treatment have been made to wait more than a year, an investigation by HSJ can reveal.
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Thousands of hospital patients are being put at risk of developing deadly blood clots that cost the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds because of a failure to carry out a routine assessment.
Community services across a swathe of the South West could be consolidated into a single service as a newly merged clinical commissioning group seeks to relieve pressure on hospitals.
A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.