The trusts with the most patients waiting at least a week after they are ‘ready’ to be discharged can be identified for the first time, following publication of new NHS England data.
Ministers have named the 30 trusts which will receive a share of a £250m fund to increase urgent and emergency care capacity.
Two trusts have been added to NHS England’s list of those identified as needing the most support meeting cancer and elective targets.
NHS England has launched a new framework for quality improvement and delivery, including a national board that will pick a ‘small number of shared national priorities’.
Two former acute trust CEOs have been brought in to help with the elective recovery in the integrated care system with the highest number of patients waiting a long time for treatment.
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.
Hospital trusts are still treating many patients just before the four-hour A&E target deadline, whose proposed abolition was reversed by government yesterday, HSJ analysis has revealed.
Multiple health systems are pushing back on their financial targets for 2022-23 and seeking to negotiate more ‘realistic’ plans with NHS, HSJ understands.
Trusts in the South East are recruiting additional midwives as this year’s birth rates soar, with an increase of more than 20 per cent in women booking to give birth at one trust.
An ‘outstanding’ trust has announced it has appointed a new chief executive.
The Care Quality Commission may in future be notified when ‘secretive’ external reviews have looked at patient safety issues within trusts.
The chief executive of an “outstanding” trust is to retire this autumn after 11 years in the post.
A national safety watchdog has been forced to release almost 100 pieces of evidence, including from NHS staff, after being ordered to by courts.
A specialist trust has freed up 29 theatre sessions a week so cancer surgery from nearby providers can continue during the covid pandemic.
A trust has warned it may reach a ‘tipping point’ where it is ‘impossible’ to separate covid positive and negative patients.
A clinical commissioning group has ordered an independent review of its culture after what is described as “injustices experienced by black Asian and minority ethic colleagues” during the covid pandemic.
A culture of continuous improvement underpins two health systems, which has enabled them to unlock capacity and energise their workforce in the face of a pandemic
The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch has changed its processes after it was criticised by a coroner for taking too long to complete its investigations into the death of a newborn baby – and potentially holding up improvements within the trust involved.