A report highlights that maternity and neonatal services are often regular agenda items at board meetings, but the quality and quantity of information that is presented and the subsequent discussion (or lack thereof) doesn’t lead to effective oversight, writes Georgia Stevenson
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.
A Conservative MP has attacked the management of his local trust and NHS bureaucracy for failing to deliver improvements to two hospitals in his constituency, despite the government allocating the schemes over £300m six years ago.
More hospitals have closed parts of their site after discovering potentially unsafe concrete had been used in the building structures, HSJ has learned.
At least seven more trusts have confirmed lightweight concrete on their estates following NHS England-ordered reviews and widespread safety concerns, HSJ has found.
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 bureau chief and performance lead James Illman.
Now that the inquiry into Lucy Letby’s case has been given legal powers, it must explore how the NHS can tackle the culture of defensiveness, denial and secrecy that often lies at the heart of tragic scandals. Louise Ansari, chief executive of Healthwatch England, argues that the NHS has some ...
Ministers have named the 30 trusts which will receive a share of a £250m fund to increase urgent and emergency care capacity.
Eight trusts are in NHS England’s latest list of the most challenged organisations in terms of elective and cancer recovery, 12 months on from when the system was first introduced.
More than 60 pregnant women have had to be diverted to other trusts after a generator failure forced a West Midlands hospital to suspend maternity admissions for four days.
Four NHS chief executives were among those recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours, along with public health leaders and safety campaigners.
More than half of £2.7bn awarded to NHS organisations for capital projects in 2017 and 2018 has yet to be delivered, research by HSJ has discovered.
Around 10 per cent of the 1.2 million accident and emergency attendees in February waited 12 hours or more, newly published NHS England data has revealed, laying bare the true extent of the NHS’s emergency care crisis.
A trust at the centre of a maternity scandal has been criticised for failures in those services by the Care Quality Commission, after an unannounced inspection last month, years after major problems began to come to light.
The chief executive of a trust embroiled in the NHS’s biggest maternity scandal says staff have tried to embrace and understand the criticism they have received, and insists the culture of the organisation has started to change.
Following Jeremy Hunt’s appointment as chancellor, HSJ is now hosting the Patient Safety Watch newsletter, written by Patient Safety Watch trustee James Titcombe.
The first NHS ambulance strike for 32 years appears not to have had any major impact so far.
National, system and trust leaders have told HSJ they fear for the safety of patients and the wellbeing of staff as the NHS experiences its first ambulance strike for 32 years.
There were ’obfuscations, difficulties and failures’ in a scandal-hit trust’s handling of a baby’s death, a damning review has found, although it cleared the organisation’s former chair of ’serious mismanagement’.
Regional leaders have unveiled four options for a long-delayed revamp to emergency care at the country’s only ‘inadequate’ acute hospital trust.