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HSJ Awards 2023: Patient Safety Award



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Seven trusts relegated to NHSE’s poorest performers group


Seven trusts have been added to NHS England’s list of providers with the worst elective and cancer problems, putting the number of organisations in the ‘tier 1’ group back into double figures – and five leaving it, HSJ has learned.


Thousands of women left waiting for induction due to staff shortages


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.


Ministers name 30 trusts receiving share of £250m fund


Ministers have named the 30 trusts which will receive a share of a £250m fund to increase urgent and emergency care capacity.

Pegnant woman

‘Chaotic’ service given ‘inadequate’ rating


A hospital maternity service has dropped two ratings to ‘inadequate’ after the Care Quality Commission warned of a ‘chaotic environment’, where leaders normalised poor practices and failed to act on safety concerns.


CQC names worst trusts for experience in A&E


The Care Quality Commission has named the trusts which have performed ‘worse than expected’ on patient experience in urgent and emergency care.

SGH ED exterior

Plans to downgrade A&E services revealed


Plans that would significantly reduce the range of services at an acute hospital in north Lincolnshire have been drawn up by health chiefs.

Breast cancer radiology

Two trusts added to NHSE list of providers at ‘high risk’


Two trusts have been added to NHS England’s list of those identified as needing the most support meeting cancer and elective targets.


Exclusive: 800 consultants refuse to cover juniors strike without extra pay


More than 800 consultants in London have signed a letter saying they will not cover the junior doctors’ strike next week unless their trusts agree to pay a higher overtime rate set by the British Medical Association.

Jonathan Lofthouse

New acute trust and ambulance CEOs as region shakes up leadership


One of the NHS’s most pressurised regions has announced a shake up of its provider leadership, creating a new acute trust group in the process.


NHS ‘notoriously bad’ at managing contracts, says procurement chief


NHS trusts are ‘notoriously bad’ at managing their contracts with suppliers, according to a former Department of Health and Social Care official who is now setting up a large-scale procurement team.

Surgery surgeons

Thousands of patients recalled over eye damage concerns


Thousands of patients are being recalled for urgent eye checks after regulators raised safety concerns related to a product used in cataract surgery.

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Trusts forced to rerun joint CEO process after candidates pull out


Trusts planning a £1.3bn group leadership model have been forced to re-run the recruitment process for a shared CEO.


Revealed: Four trusts added to NHSE ‘help list’


NHS England has revealed the latest list of trusts which it has identified as needing the most support to meet electives and cancer targets.

Humber Bridge

Doctors say ‘group model’ will make their services ‘even worse’


Consultants have objected to plans for a group model between two providers on either side of the Humber estuary, saying it will leave their trust a “minority partner”.

Humber bridge

Trusts to merge executive teams in £1.3bn ‘group’ model


Two trusts on either side of the Humber estuary are planning a move to a group model with a shared leadership team.

CT scanner

Longest diagnostic waits at highest level since covid lockdown


The share of referrals waiting more than three months for a diagnostic test – one of the key problems behind long waits for cancer treatment – is worse than at any point since February 2021, during the second national covid lockdown.


Leak reveals winners from NHSE surgery centralisation


Eleven hospitals have been chosen as specialist surgical centres as part of a controversial reconfiguration led by NHS England, according to internal documents seen by HSJ.

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

Revealed: The trusts where at least one in 20 suspected cancer patients have waited three months


More than 5 per cent of patients with suspected cancer have been waiting more than 104 days at 14 trusts, data leaked to HSJ reveals.

Breast cancer radiology

Exclusive: Three-month cancer waits top 10,000


More than 10,000 people are waiting three months or longer following a referral for suspected cancer, internal NHS data seen by HSJ reveals.