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.
The number of NHS-funded hip replacements carried out last year remained well below pre-covid levels, while the total funded privately nearly doubled to cover the shortfall, new data reveals.
Ministers have named the 30 trusts which will receive a share of a £250m fund to increase urgent and emergency care capacity.
The trusts with substantially worse experience of maternity care have been identified by the Care Quality Commission.
Only one in five trusts has reached the level of digitisation required by 2025 – more than three years after the target was set, tech chiefs have revealed.
Hospital trusts are still treating many patients just before the four-hour A&E target deadline, whose proposed abolition was reversed by government yesterday, HSJ analysis has revealed.
Some acute trusts have kept more than half of their executive directors over a five-year period – whereas others have seen all of them change, according to HSJ analysis of top-level managerial stability.
Almost a third of acute trusts have been identified by NHS England as being ‘at risk’ of missing key targets for electives and cancer recovery, with some facing ‘periodic calls between ministers and CEOs’, HSJ can reveal.
A lack of accountability is causing the quality of NHS services to crumble, according to some of the most respected trust chief executives.
Several NHS trusts are reviewing their data-sharing agreements with a technology company after their shares in the firm were rendered currently worthless following its financial collapse
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Several systems and trusts have decided to extend their free parking offer for staff despite central government funding for the policy coming to an end this month.
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Some acute trusts have failed to report large numbers of hospital-acquired covid infections as patient safety incidents, despite NHS England describing this as ‘fundamental’.
The project’s purpose was the redistribution of power, whereby citizens identify local needs and coproduce the agenda for improving quality in the Barkantine practice, Tower Hamlets. The project embodied power sharing at every level: system collaboration via a steering group, and a project team that included staff and community.
Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night — and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, by HSJ workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins, ensures you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and policies shaping the workforce.