Almost a third of acute trusts have been identified by NHS England as being ‘at risk’ of missing key targets for electives and cancer recovery, with some facing ‘periodic calls between ministers and CEOs’, HSJ can reveal.
The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.
England’s chief nursing officer has said NHS Improvement will be “picking up” issues with an acute trust blocking non-medical referrals, despite national guidance stating they should be accepted.
A community ward at a Buckinghamshire hospital will close next month due to a shortage of nurses and therapists.
Twenty organisations have been honoured in the 2019 HSJ Value Awards – which recognise and celebrate outstanding improvements in care quality and efficiency made by NHS staff.
NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy.
Spinal patients have been exposed to “avoidable harm” due to “wholly unacceptable” delays in their treatment, according to an unpublished NHS England report.
More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.
Fifteen NHS trusts have transferred their clinical waste management contracts to another provider, after it emerged a key supplier to the NHS was stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste.
One third of community hospitals missed their safe staffing plans every month for at least three years, HSJ analysis suggests.
NHS England has picked two more regions to receive up to £7.5m to create detail health and care patient records.
Two hospital trusts in separate health economies are looking at the benefits of a “stronger working relationship and collaboration”.
The clinicial commissioning group for an “advanced” health system is expected to post a significant unplanned deficit in 2017-18.
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.
An integrated care system early adopter has appointed an NHS England director to lead its transformation programme.
NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.
Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust has appointed an interim chief executive while it searches for a permanent replacement.
Patients with serious spinal injuries are unable to leave hospital for months because of “squabbles” between commissioners and providers over sourcing the equipment they need to go home, HSJ has learned.
A trust chief with more than 20 years experience has been appointed “executive lead” of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West sustainability and transformation partnership.