Moving less complex procedures out of operating theatres and into other care settings to free up capacity to support elective recovery has ‘inadvertently’ increased the risk of ‘never events’ at an acute trust, a report has warned.
A trust that gave its name to a controversial A&E policy has seen performance improve significantly, so this week we discuss how North Bristol Trust handled the risks and how quickly its model could spread throughout the NHS.
Hospitals are being prevented from adopting models which spread risk away from emergency departments because other teams refuse to take on the extra work, according to a top accident and emergency doctor.
A high-profile shift to admitting patients from A&E to wards irrespective of bed capacity has ‘turned the dial’ for an acute trust’s emergency care, its chief executive has told HSJ.
More than a quarter of ‘critical incidents’ have been declared by just four trusts since the start of the crisis in urgent and emergency care.
Nearly a fifth of the capital funding allocated to the NHS for ‘net zero’ projects was never received by trusts, with at least two schemes prevented from going ahead due to a lack of flexibility in the scheme.
The BMA has hit out at a trust after it emerged that striking junior doctors could ‘needlessly’ have eight days’ wages deducted from July’s pay, despite there being five days of strike action this month.
Sixteen trusts have been allocated a combined £150m for heat pumps and other projects to reduce emissions from their estates.
The number of people waiting for cancer diagnosis and treatment for more than three months has passed 12,000 for the first time.
NHS England has revealed the latest list of trusts which it has identified as needing the most support to meet electives and cancer targets.
All new hospitals built in England must have only single patient rooms, health infrastructure chiefs have confirmed, requiring an overhaul of many trusts’ current proposals.
A trust leader has written an open letter to prime minister Rishi Sunak asking him to urgently avert strike action planned by the Royal College of Nursing.
The chair of an acute trust has criticised NHS England’s new spending curbs, saying they make her “depressed” and significantly hamper the organisation’s ability to take strategic decisions.
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.
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.
Recovering services from the covid crisis is the big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by HSJ emergency care correspondent Matt Discombe
New hospitals may be required to have single patient rooms only, HSJ can reveal.
The backlog of urgent cancer referral patients who have waited 104 days or more for treatment has increased month-on-month again, internal NHS data reveals.
Medically fit patients are waiting up to nine months to be discharged from some NHS hospitals as increasing numbers of working age people develop more complex conditions amid ongoing social care shortages.
Some of the country’s leading acute hospitals are not meeting a key NHS standard for mental health support in emergency departments, HSJ research suggests, with some regions faring better than others.