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.
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Three patients died after delayed transfers from a private hospital within a nine-month period, coroner’s findings reveal.
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed former Medway FT boss Lesley Dwyer as chief executive, HSJ has learned.
The number of elective care waits over 65 weeks rose by nearly 13,000 between July and August – the biggest monthly increase in over two years, according to official data published today.
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.
NHS England has named two directors for new posts as part of its ongoing restructure.
Ambulance chiefs say handover delays have got worse at some trusts in recent months, despite the picture improving nationally since last winter.
Three acute trusts in one of the NHS’s least digitally mature health economies have hired US firm Meditech to provide a single electronic patient record under a contract worth around £155m.
East Suffolk and North East Essex Foundation Trust chief executive Nick Hulme has been appointed interim chief at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals FT, the trusts have announced.
The chief executive of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust is leaving the provider to take on a senior role at NHS England.
A Norfolk hospital’s maternity services have been downgraded from ‘good’ to ‘inadequate’, with warnings raised about the safety and quality of care provided.
The overarching theme of HSJ’s 2023 ranking of the NHS’s leading provider trust chief executives is one of change. Twenty-four of the names in the top 50 are new when compared to the 2022 list, although some have appeared in the rankings during previous years.
One of the NHS’s most challenged health systems has made plans to invest around £100m on IT projects over the next three years, in addition to an electronic patient record across three trusts.
Three acute trusts are set to launch a tender process to sign up a provider for an ambitious electronic patient record system spanning all their hospitals, with the contract valued at around £155m, HSJ has learned.
NHS England has revealed the latest list of trusts which it has identified as needing the most support to meet electives and cancer targets.
Nine acute trusts accounted for a third of all ‘hours lost’ to ambulance handover delays last week, according to new data.
Five trusts within an integrated care system have outsourced their back office functions to NHS Shared Business Services.
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