Inpatient services are set to be transferred out of a large community hospital due to regular flooding, fire safety risks and broken lifts.
The NHS should better track patients with the greatest clinical need so they can move to the front of the queue for treatment, a former government waiting list tsar has said.
Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.
The boss of a large acute trust has accused a private provider of ‘overpromising and underdelivering’ after significant problems emerged with a local arrangement which have piled further pressure on its waiting list.
Government is in talks with national NHS leaders over how to fill an urgent funding gap of at least £1bn this financial year, HSJ has learned, as new analysis shows all 42 local integrated care systems were behind their own plans less than halfway through 2023-24.
A director at a major acute trust said it needs to stop “caving in” to demand pressures by opening extra escalation beds.
HSJ can reveal the first ratings given to every integrated care system for the ‘digital maturity’ of its NHS providers.
The health secretary has announced a national investigation into the safety of mental health inpatient services, while granting statutory powers to an inquiry into 2,000 deaths at one trust.
An integrated care system is planning on launching what it believes is the ‘first’ single electronic patient record across acute, mental health and community providers.
Most GP practices in England are still using ‘archaic’ Lloyd George paper records despite a commitment to digitise them, HSJ has found.
More than half the integrated care systems in the north of England have refused to agree a balanced financial plan, HSJ has learned.
A total of 14 integrated care systems are forecasting a combined deficit of £650m in 2023-24, NHS England’s chief finance officer said on Thursday.
An integrated care board chief executive who has spent nearly five decades working in the health service has announced his retirement.
Fewer than one in 10 GP practices offers patients access to their records in several areas of England, with significant variation across England, six months ahead of a new deadline.
A trust chief executive has suggested an inquiry team looking at 2,000 deaths is lacking in ‘expertise’ and has created a ‘disproportionate impression’ of the problems at his trust.
At least 14 integrated care systems have now officially admitted they will end the year with a budget deficit, after just five areas said this at the start of the year.
A mental health trust has received a warning from the Care Quality Commission over staff sleeping on duty and other serious concerns.
The chair of an inquiry into hundreds of deaths at a mental health trust has revealed she may not be able to deliver it in its current form following a ‘hugely disappointing’ lack of staff coming forward to give evidence.