Long waits in A&E departments may have caused around 30,000 ‘excess deaths’ last year, according to new estimates.
More than a quarter of ‘critical incidents’ have been declared by just four trusts since the start of the crisis in urgent and emergency care.
More than half of integrated care systems have managed to cut their rates of delayed discharges this year, but performance worsened in 16 ICSs.
An inspection of an ‘outstanding’ hospital has revealed concerns about unsafe staffing, as well as bullying and undermining behaviour.
HSJ has mapped and charted how the projects in the new hospitals programme have changed following government’s announcement today.
Following Jeremy Hunt’s appointment as chancellor, HSJ is now hosting the Patient Safety Watch newsletter, written by Patient Safety Watch trustee James Titcombe.
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.
England’s highest rated integrated care system has fallen £18.5m behind its financial target for the year, with local leaders warning of a ‘fundamental dichotomy’ between the assumptions made in their fiscal plans and reality.
Trusts need hundreds of millions of pounds to remediate dangerous roofs.
Spending on the NHS estate has increased at the fastest-rate since the service began collecting detailed data, new figures show.
Several trusts with dangerous structural planks are set to be selected for the government’s flagship hospital building programme, HSJ has learned.
NHS England chief executive Amanda Pritchard has been praised for transforming the organisation’s relationship with local leaders by the NHS’s most highly regarded chief executives.
NHS England and local leaders must urgently develop a coherent ‘operating model’ for the era of integrated care systems or see the reforms fail, leading trust chief executives have told HSJ.
Mental health patients who arrive at emergency departments in crisis are increasingly facing ‘outrageous’ long waits for an inpatient bed, with some being forced to wait several days.
Next week’s rail strikes will “probably end up killing people” as they will prevent staff working for already struggling ambulance trusts from getting to work, a senior NHS leader has told HSJ.
A well-regarded foundation trust expects to lose £9m for missing elective recovery targets in 2022-23, £2m of which is because it needs to close theatres to fix a dangerous roof.
Sir Andrew Morris will become joint deputy chair of NHS England when it takes on the powers of NHS Improvement later this year, while Lord Ara Darzi is leaving the board.
Nearly two thirds of NHS trusts in England have submitted bids to the government’s ‘massively oversubscribed’ hospital building programme, HSJ has learned.
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 hospital with a roof containing beams described as a ‘significant safety issue’ could be rebuilt or replaced rather than repaired, at a likely cost of several hundred million pounds.