Thousands of women are having induction of labour delayed because of a shortage of staff, raising concerns about the safety of them and their babies, HSJ has found.
Leaders of two maternity services have been told to take urgent action, after inspectors found understaffing and declining levels of care, despite safety warnings from midwives.
Exclusive: Hancock denies political motive for inclusion of ‘Red Wall’ project in new hospital programme
A building project in a marginal constituency was added to the government’s ‘40 new hospitals’ programme despite not being on the longlist of schemes proposed by NHS England.
Trusts are regularly denying staff employed by their wholly owned subsidiary companies access to the NHS pension and providing them with schemes which are significantly less generous.
Several hospital trusts whose A&E performance was in the top half of trusts last summer have seen the biggest drops this year, with some of them citing out-of-date buildings as a major reason.
Not enough people know about the 111 First A&E booking service as the messaging from the NHS ‘has not been strong enough’, Healthwatch England has said.
A major trust in the North East has started cancelling elective operations after a surge in covid and other urgent and emergency patients.
Ministers will invite local leaders to bid for eight ‘new hospitals’, as part of the government’s NHS building plan.
The Integrated Urgent Care Team now work together with other transformation services to support older people living in the community in an integrated model of care to deliver ‘integrated urgent care at home’.
Two acute trusts in the north east are exploring a possible merger as part of major changes to the region’s acute services, HSJ has learned.
NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.
NHS trusts in London have criticised proposed changes to the national payment tariff which would cut their income by an estimated £300m.
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.
HSJ approached all the trusts that were at or beneath the threshold for one or more of the GIRFT vascular activity measures. Many gave candid descriptions of their issues and what they planned to do, or had done, about them.
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.
HSJ has identified 19 providers that have already established a subsidiary company to manage their estate, plus 16 that have told staff they are considering the move.
An initiative to acknowledge and learn from good practices in providing care at County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust has boosted staff morale and shown how organisations can capture excellence, say Sarah Mole, Jennie Winnard and Dr Richard Hixson
The amount spent on redundancy payments by foundation trusts has fallen significantly over the past three financial years, HSJ analysis reveals.