Seven of the 10 largest teaching trusts are understood to have acquiesced to demands by the British Medical Association to pay consultants higher overtime rates for covering August’s junior doctors’ strike.
A major teaching hospital has alerted the police after it discovered an advanced clinical practitioner who worked for the trust for several years and likely saw thousands of patients was doing so on forged professional qualifications, HSJ has learned.
Four NHS chief executives were among those recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours, along with public health leaders and safety campaigners.
A major acute trust has warned ahead of next week’s nursing strike that it will face ‘very severe staffing shortages’ in children’s A&E, with ‘as few as one nurse per ward’, much less critical care capacity, and fewer operating theatres open than on Christmas Day.
Another chief executive of a local NHS organisation has been hired as a national director by NHS England.
Around half of the largest trusts are not buying all their electricity from renewable sources despite a national requirement to do so, as prices of this type of energy rocket, HSJ understands.
As 2022 comes to an end, HSJ takes a look at its most read patient safety stories of the year.
Trusts trialling NHS England’s new A&E metrics reported worse average waiting times for admitted patients than those which stayed on the four-hour target, an HSJ analysis suggests.
West Suffolk Foundation Trust has appointed a new substantive chief executive just over a year after Steve Dunn stood down from the role following a protracted bullying scandal.
Only one in five trusts has reached the level of digitisation required by 2025 – more than three years after the target was set, tech chiefs have revealed.
An acute trust has publicly accused its cleaning contractor of failing to meet nationally set cleaning standards, and said this has contributed to a ‘large spike’ in hospital-acquired infections.
Senior staff have questioned why a major hospital did not seek support from neighbours when emergency patients were left waiting more than 60 hours to be admitted to a bed.
Some of the country’s leading acute hospitals are not meeting a key NHS standard for mental health support in emergency departments, HSJ research suggests, with some regions faring better than others.
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.
One of the NHS’s biggest trusts is planning to significantly boost its staff accommodation amid concerns a shortage of affordable housing in its catchment area is having a “significant impact on recruitment”.
A specialist trust has promoted its chief operating officer to be its new chief executive.
Several NHS trusts are reviewing their data-sharing agreements with a technology company after their shares in the firm were rendered currently worthless following its financial collapse
A specialist cancer ‘turnaround director’ has been appointed at one of the country’s largest acute trusts after its performance declined sharply, with less than half of its patients being treated within 62 days of an urgent screening referral.
Projects in Dorset and Devon are set to be the first within the government’s New Hospital Programme to agree construction contracts.
The East of England region has declared a major incident due to a case of Lassa fever at a major teaching hospital knocking out significant critical care capacity, HSJ can reveal.