NHS England has issued a national alert to all trusts providing maternity services after faults were discovered in IT software that could pose “potential serious risks to patient safety”.
Several trusts are failing to admit their sickest emergency patients in a timely fashion, despite performing well in official waiting time statistics, HSJ can reveal.
Long waits in A&E departments may have caused around 30,000 ‘excess deaths’ last year, according to new estimates.
Internal government documents show some of the building schemes that failed to make the final list of ‘40 new hospitals’ were flagged as having potentially serious ‘political issues’, HSJ has discovered.
More hospitals have closed parts of their site after discovering potentially unsafe concrete had been used in the building structures, HSJ has learned.
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed former Medway FT boss Lesley Dwyer as chief executive, HSJ has learned.
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.
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.
Ministers have named the 30 trusts which will receive a share of a £250m fund to increase urgent and emergency care capacity.
Seven trusts were removed from a list used to choose the ‘40 new hospitals’ with no documentation to explain why, a watchdog has found.
Around 20 trusts have not yet installed any electric vehicle charging points on their sites, HSJ analysis shows.
Two trusts have been added to NHS England’s list of those identified as needing the most support meeting cancer and elective targets.
The best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food have been revealed in a national assessment by patients and staff.
Epilepsy patients needing to be seen urgently are waiting up to 14 weeks – against guidance to see such patients within a fortnight – at a trust with a backlog of neurology referrals.
An acute trust has promoted its chief operating officer, who joined 10 months ago, to chief executive.
The Care Quality Commission has improved the rating of a long-struggling A&E from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’, as part of a system-wide inspection of urgent and emergency services
A contentious reconfiguration of stroke services which has already suffered years of delays now faces a further setback, after commissioners declared another review of the scheme.
The proportion of stroke units awarded the top ratings in a national audit has fallen significantly, HSJ analysis shows.
UPDATED: The deputy chief executive of Barts Health Trust has been promoted to be joint CEO of the trust and its neighbour, one of the biggest jobs in the English hospital system.