Weekly covid hospital admissions increased the day before the latest step in the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, according to analysis of NHS England data.
The number of covid positive hospital patients is dropping almost twice as fast in the south and east than it is in the north.
The long-serving chief executive of a community and mental health trust has resigned, amid official reviews into allegations of multiple financial and governance failings, HSJ has learned.
The NHS has launched a major recruitment drive for nurses in Hong Kong, where around 5.4 million residents have recently been given special rights to settle and work in the UK.
England’s Nightingale hospitals will be “stood down” from providing beds for covid-19 patients by next month, with some of the facilities set to be used for other purposes.
The number of critical care patients in England is still significantly more than was seen last year, despite occupancy coming down across the country, HSJ analysis shows.
Patient positivity about NHS hospital services suffered a sharp drop during the autumn, and satisfaction with access is now well below pre-pandemic levels, according to analysis exclusively shared with HSJ.
NHS leaders and former colleagues have paid emotional tributes to Clifford Mann, the national clinical adviser for accident and emergency care, who passed away on Saturday.
Nearly half of England’s health systems have scant space in general hospitals for non-covid patients as they juggle beds between covid and non-covid services while running at high occupancy rates, an HSJ analysis of NHS data shows.
Two acute and community trusts are considering spending part of their government-funded estates cash on a major digital transformation project, amid plans to merge into one organisation.
The number of critically ill covid-19 patients being transferred between hospitals under pressure from the third wave of the pandemic is on course to hit a record high in January, HSJ can reveal.
Nearly half the general hospital beds previously reported as “unoccupied” by the NHS are not in fact available for non-covid patients, due to infection control measures, an HSJ analysis of new NHS data reveals.
The number of patients in critical care in the Midlands has grown by a fifth in a week, and is now 70 per cent more than in winter last year, HSJ analysis reveals.
England’s Nightingale hospitals have been forecast to cost more than half a billion, according to the latest government projections.
There are now more patients who have confirmed covid-19 in London’s acute hospitals as those who do not, after the need to treat people with the virus displaced thousands of other patients.
One NHS region now has double the number of critical care patients it did last winter — and all areas are more full than last year — HSJ analysis shows.
Dozens of patients are being transferred between intensive care units every week as covid pressure mounts on hospitals, HSJ has been told.
The number of people likely to have caught covid-19 in NHS hospitals in England has risen by more than a third in the last week.
Trusts’ infection control measures will be put under greater scrutiny by the Care Quality Commission, HSJ has been told.