Two NHS trusts have been taken to court after pulling out of a multimillion pound estates partnership over concerns about an estates management company’s links to a Grenfell Tower contractor.
Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay
Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.
NHS Improvement chair Baroness Harding has called for a much “firmer” fit and proper person test and pledged the regulator would stop “recycling” senior NHS managers who cross “a moral line”.
HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black.
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.
An independent investigation into Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has described “deep systemic cultural issues” at the organisation.
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.
The chair of an embattled NHS trust has resigned after a series of governance and cultural problems were exposed at the organisation.
A bullying culture at Wirral University Hospital’s emergency department has been allowed to persist for years with a lack of action by senior managers, according to an internal report.
Andy Cowper attempts to find out what does the NHS mean ie what does it stand for.
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A non-executive director at troubled Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has resigned with immediate effect amid a deepening crisis at the trust, including a “complete breakdown of relationships” at board level.
Elective RTT waiting times shot up by over a week in December, in the fastest monthly increase since 2010, notes Rob Findlay
Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.
NHS Improvement has said there is a “strong presumption in favour” of it publishing the independent investigation into the regulator’s handling of concerns at the Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust.
NHS Improvement has refused to commit to making public the independent investigation into the governance of Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust.
The chair of Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has been called to an extraordinary meeting of the trust’s consultant body and could face a vote of no confidence, HSJ has learned.
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Wirral University Teaching Hospital FT doctors reported high levels of bullying and “disconnect” from management, according to documents leaked to HSJ.