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Performance Watch: Details of the ‘A&E Local’ model revealed

HSJ’s Performance Watch expert briefing is our fortnightly newsletter on the most pressing performance matters troubling system leaders. Contact me in confidence here.

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Revealed: The trusts with the worst orthopaedics outcomes

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.

Weston General Hospital

‘Temporary’ A&E overnight closure made permanent

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.

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Neighbouring trusts to share chief executive and chair

England’s smallest acute trust will share a chief executive and chair with its larger neighbour with which it is merging.

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Staff survey analysis: Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

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.

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Staff survey analysis: Trusts with the most staff experiencing violence

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.

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Staff survey: Full breakdown of where staff are witnessing potentially harmful errors

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.

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Revealed: The trusts where A&E has slipped most

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.

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CCG backs downgrade of 'temporarily closed' A&E

Commissioners are set to approve the permanent downgrade of the A&E department at the country’s smallest hospital trust.

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Downgrade proposed for A&E at country's smallest 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.

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A&E unit’s fate to be decided next year

The fate of one of the NHS’ smallest emergency departments will be decided “later next year”, commissioners announced this month.

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Revealed: Hundreds of children wait more than a year for specialist help

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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New study busts myths on A&E closure debate

Welcome to HSJ’s Performance Watch expert briefing. Our fortnightly newsletter on the most pressing performance matters troubling system leaders. Contact me in confidence here.

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Exclusive: Patients at risk as blood clot assessments decline

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.

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Exclusive: Major services shake up for troubled health economy

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.

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Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

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.

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Highest and lowest trusts in each area for staff witnessing care mistakes

A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.

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In full: Pathology network proposals

HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.

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Revealed: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan

NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.

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Royal college raises alarm over critical care beds shortage

The Royal College of Surgeons has warned there may be too few critical care beds in England to cope with demand.