Hospitals in the north, midlands and west are now seeing rapid increases in covid patients, while there is an easing for some in the south and east.
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.
Very long waits for emergency hospital care have surged in London since mid December, due to a rapid rise in covid-19 admissions combined with limited capacity, according to figures leaked to HSJ.
Two of the five paediatric emergency departments in north central London are to close through the winter, HSJ has learnt.
The parliamentary committee led by Jeremy Hunt will subject health ministers to a “CQC style ratings system”, as part of a new way of scrutinising the Department of Health and Social Care.
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The High Court has today ruled in favour of a trust in a legal battle over the provider’s decision to pull out of a public-private estates tie-up.
A health system is proposing to consolidate seven NHS units that deliver inpatient elective orthopaedic surgery into two — aimed partly at capturing activity from the private sector.
A logistics company awarded a patient transport contract has been heavily criticised after a local Healthwatch chief executive spent more than an hour waiting for them to answer the phone.
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An acute trust chair accused NHS Improvement of lacking “backbone” over an estates project that was allegedly scrapped due to political pressure from Jeremy Corbyn, court papers have revealed.
The chair of one of England’s biggest teaching hospital trusts will also chair its smaller neighbour from next April.
The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.
A senior NHSX technology adviser has urged clinicians to move to more digitally-advanced trusts if they are unhappy with their current workplace’s technology.
A north London trust has appointed a non-executive director as interim chair after its chair stepped down three months early.
A trust chair has stepped down three months before the end of his term.
A probe into bullying and harassment at a hospital trust has criticised a “cosy” executive team “unable to challenge themselves or others”.
A hospital trust delayed making changes to a “dysfunctional” cancer unit because staff were against closer working with a neighbour, evidence to a tribunal has alleged.