Alfredo Thompson, executive director of people & culture at Royal United Hospitals Bath Foundation Trust, discusses how the partnership with Locum’s Nest has driven RUH to achieve £1.3m in cost-avoidance savings, as well as streamline operations, enhance efficiency, and prioritise the well-being of their staff
An NHS trust has been accused of promoting its private hospital by highlighting the long NHS waiting times which it is supposed to be addressing.
Ambulance staff are being urged to conserve oxygen supplies because of a national shortage of small cylinders used both on ambulances and in some A&E departments.
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.
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.
A health system has dropped a bid to buy a private hospital in its area, saying there were ‘commercial barriers’ to the deal.
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The number of patients stuck in hospitals despite being ‘medically fit’ to leave has continued to increase in recent months, leading to warnings from NHS Confederation that trusts are finding it ‘impossible’ to make progress on reducing the numbers.
Spiralling costs at delayed NHS construction projects will reduce available funding for new “hospitals” promised by the government, HSJ has learned.
The government has downgraded an acute trust’s hospital redevelopment plan, HSJ can reveal.
Local NHS organisations are ramping up their efforts to conserve ubiquitous blood collection products as concern grows current measures have not been sufficient and stocks may run even lower.
A trust is taking over a local independent hospital and intends to keep it for mainly private patients, HSJ can reveal.
Three acute trusts have teamed up to carry out surgical procedures on hundreds of children over several weekends as part of plans to tackle waiting lists in the region.
Seven trusts will receive £6m each over the next three years in the second phase of Matt Hancock’s plan to improve IT infrastructure in the health service.
The winners of the 2020 HSJ Patient Safety Awards have been revealed at an online ceremony.
Salisbury NHS FT has appointed a former nurse as its new chief executive officer.
The Royal United Hospitals Bath Foundation Trust has hired a new chief executive from a neighbouring acute provider.
Pathologists in the west of England are set to ditch national proposals to centralise their laboratories after describing the idea as worse than the present situation.
The trusts which will benefit from a share of £2.7bn to rebuild hospitals, or £100m to develop business cases for future schemes, announced by the prime minister today.