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.
The leadership of a specialist trust in Liverpool is set to be taken over by the chief executive of the city’s main acute provider.
The best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food have been revealed in a national assessment by patients and staff.
One of the key proponents of a major trust merger has told HSJ its implementation has been “bedevilled with problems”, and that leaders have so far failed to deliver its benefits.
The share of nurses striking at trusts which saw Royal College of Nursing action this week varied significantly, HSJ analysis suggests.
NHS England has asked for an independent review to look into the configuration of hospital services in a city with six separate acute and specialist trusts.
The prospect of creating a £2bn ‘group’ of hospital providers in Liverpool is under formal discussion, senior sources have told HSJ.
Trusts have so far received just over half of the £102m they said was needed for ‘immediate and essential’ improvements in maternity services.
A hospital chief executive has accused the government and national NHS leaders of being “disrespectful” in relation to their announcements of new capital projects.
An NHS trust is routinely sharing patients’ identities with a major credit check firm to find overseas visitors who can be charged, and officials have sought to extend the scheme nationally, HSJ can reveal.
With the new prime minister poised to announce NHS building projects, HSJ has identified 20 of the most significant hospital infrastructure schemes that require big injections of capital funding, often to address pressing problems with care quality.
The government has said neither NHS services nor jobs will be affected by the administration of a large outsourcing company.
Commissioning inefficiencies are said to be “blocking” patients’ access to IVF, as new data reveals some areas are spending at least twice as much as others on a single cycle of fertility treatment.
The long-planned hospital merger in Liverpool is unlikely to create an NHS trust which is financially secure – so there will need to be a rebalancing of funding in the city to help it escape a structural deficit, according to an acute chief executive in the patch.
A former acute trust chief executive is to take over as chair of South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust.
The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.
The government will distribute £181m to a second wave of digital trusts, the health secretary is expected to announce tomorrow.
Five NHS trusts have been identified by the Care Quality Commission as having significantly poor overall patient experience scores.
Almost 70 per cent of NHS trusts have seen a rise in E coli infections in the 12 months up to to January 2017, raising questions over their ability to meet the government’s target to cut rates by 50 per cent in three years.
The sustainability and transformation plan for Cheshire and Mersey includes the downgrade of at least one accident and emergency department, along with a major consolidation of elective care, according to a document obtained by HSJ.