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.
A joint chief executive has been appointed to lead two neighbouring acute trusts following threats of regulatory action from NHS England.
Trusts haven been warned to be careful of “contentious” approaches to staff recognition, such as those that mimic the “clap for carers” initiative organised during the pandemic.
At least seven more trusts have confirmed lightweight concrete on their estates following NHS England-ordered reviews and widespread safety concerns, 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.
An acute trust is set to move to a joint chief executive model with a neighbouring provider after being threatened with regulatory action if it failed to do so.
The best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food have been revealed in a national assessment by patients and staff.
The chief executive of North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust, which was ordered by NHS England to merge its leadership team with a neighbour, is to step down in September.
Board members at an acute trust deliberately ‘disrupted’ attempts to merge its leadership with another provider, according to a highly critical NHS England investigation.
Trusts trialling NHS England’s new A&E metrics reported worse average waiting times for admitted patients than those which stayed on the four-hour target, an HSJ analysis suggests.
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.
This week, we revisit the thorny subject of accident and emergency standards, following calls for a new six-hour target to be introduced.
The chief executive of a trust trialling the new emergency care standards being considered by the government has called for a new six-hour target to either move patients out of accident and emergency, or for them to receive treatment.
Mental health patients who arrive at emergency departments in crisis are increasingly facing ‘outrageous’ long waits for an inpatient bed, with some being forced to wait several days.
A trust chief executive says leaders ‘should not stand in the way’ of controversial plans for further integration with a neighbouring provider if that is the direction being set by clinicians.
Several NHS trusts will remain locked into contracts with Russian energy giant Gazprom until April 2023, HSJ understands.
Efforts to merge the governance of two hospital trusts have led to a walkout of several non-executive directors and a national investigation into one of the organisation’s leadership.
A proposal to appoint a single chief executive to run two neighbouring hospital trusts is being resisted by board members at one of the organisations, local politicians 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.