An acute trust facing a potential £120m deficit has appointed an interim finance director from a specialist provider on a one-year secondment.
The chair of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust, Niall Dickson, has taken a voluntary period of absence, with his deputy standing in, HSJ has learned.
An ambulance trust chair is to step down after more than half a century in the NHS.
North East London Foundation Trust has been charged with corporate manslaughter – making it only the second NHS provider to be prosecuted for the crime.
Staffing shortages are likely to restrict the use of a beneficial painkiller in birthing suites, even once its use has been recommended by national guidance.
A trust chief executive has warned it is on course for a £120m deficit, which would breach the financial plan agreed with NHS England by around £50m.
An innovative “dementia village” hosted by an NHS trust has welcomed its first residents – but will no longer be run directly by the NHS as originally planned.
The Care Quality Commission has named the trusts which have performed ‘worse than expected’ on patient experience in urgent and emergency care.
The government has admitted that many ‘vulnerable’ hospitals ‘suffer with a lack of permanence of leadership’, but said that chiefs are only sacked by NHS England ‘in extreme and exceptional circumstances’.
Seven trusts were removed from a list used to choose the ‘40 new hospitals’ with no documentation to explain why, a watchdog has found.
The trust at the centre of a maternity scandal insists it has been providing immediate anaesthetic cover for obstetric emergencies, contrary to an NHS England report suggesting it had not and had been potentially breaching safety standards.
A trust which was promised a new hospital by Boris Johnson faces bills of hundreds of millions of pounds to keep its services safe after it failed to get any funding through the new hospitals programme.
Standards of care at a trust at the centre of a baby deaths scandal have declined further, with both maternity units now being rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission.
An integrated care board has sent multiple warnings to a local trust, highlighting ‘serious issues’ with the safety and quality of care provided.
The trust at the centre of a maternity scandal is trying to reduce the number of births at its main maternity units by 650 a year following a highly critical Care Quality Commission visit.
Around 10 per cent of the 1.2 million accident and emergency attendees in February waited 12 hours or more, newly published NHS England data has revealed, laying bare the true extent of the NHS’s emergency care crisis.
A former trust chief executive who led his organisation to two consecutive ‘outstanding’ ratings has been drafted in to help a trust hit by a maternity scandal and performance issues.
The government’s response to the East Kent maternity scandal inquiry has been condemned as ‘very disappointing’ by its chair.
Staff endured a ‘toxic and difficult working environment’ at a maternity unit where staff were ‘shouted and sworn at over differences of professional opinion’, an employment tribunal has found.