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‘Excess deaths’ due to A&E delays rise by nearly a third in one year


Long waits in A&E departments may have caused around 30,000 ‘excess deaths’ last year, according to new estimates.

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Labour ward staffing shortages restrict use of beneficial drug


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.

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Revealed: The trusts offering ‘BMA rates’ to doctors covering strikes


Around a quarter of acute trusts paid consultants premium rates to provide strike cover during the first two junior doctors’ walkouts, broadly matching the pay levels demanded by the British Medical Association’s ‘rate card’, HSJ research has found.


CQC names worst trusts for experience in A&E


The Care Quality Commission has named the trusts which have performed ‘worse than expected’ on patient experience in urgent and emergency care.


Trust gives in on consultant overtime rates


The third biggest trust in the NHS has agreed to increase consultant overtime rates ahead of next week’s junior doctors strike, despite a regional attempt to hold the line, citing patient safety and the need to treat cancer patients, HSJ can reveal.

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London Eye: Trusts wobble on consultant pay demand


Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by HSJ bureau chief Ben Clover.


Exclusive: 800 consultants refuse to cover juniors strike without extra pay


More than 800 consultants in London have signed a letter saying they will not cover the junior doctors’ strike next week unless their trusts agree to pay a higher overtime rate set by the British Medical Association.

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Trust’s A&E ‘effectively running primary care service’, says chair


An acute trust chair has said its emergency department is effectively operating as a primary care service.

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Leadership Interview: Hattie Llewelyn-Davies, chair of The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust


This is the latest in a series of interviews with senior healthcare leaders, which are available exclusively to HSJ Insight subscribers.

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Cost of new hospital now triple funding allocation says CEO


The chief executive of a trust waiting for a new hospital said the cost of the project is now likely to be triple the allocation that was announced by the government.

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‘Overheating’ incidents nearly double across NHS estates


The number of overheating incidents in clinical areas reported by NHS trusts has almost doubled over the last five years, with directors saying ageing estates make them vulnerable to extreme weather events.

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HSJ Podcast: Crunch time for 40 ‘new hospitals’


The fate of the “40 new hospitals” hangs in the balance, with trusts hoping for a decision on funding by the end of the year.

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Hospital with 600 estate ‘incidents’ demands ‘urgent’ government decision


A trust has called for ministers to make an ‘urgent’ decision on funding for a new hospital, as a raft of maintenance problems such as leaking roofs and overflowing sewage pipes are hampering efforts to tackle waiting list backlogs.


Fears of delay to flagship ‘new hospitals’ after funding cut


Several of the ‘40 new hospitals’ promised by government face further delay and disruption because the trusts are receiving less cash than needed for crucial planning work this year, HSJ can reveal.

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Revealed: Trusts where most staff withhold disability status


More than half the staff at eight trusts have either refused or failed to declare whether they consider themselves ‘disabled’, an HSJ analysis has found.

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Revealed: Trusts with the biggest falls in staff confidence in care provided


Several large teaching hospitals are among those which saw the steepest declines in the proportion of staff who would recommend the care of their organisation, according to the NHS staff survey results.

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Gap between best and worst cancer performers widens


The gap between the best and worst-performing health systems for cancer has widened during the pandemic, HSJ analysis shows.

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Chair to lead second acute trust


An experienced former trust chief executive has taken on an additional role as chair, nearly 80 miles away from his current trust.


Five ‘new hospital’ projects due to miss 2025 completion target


Only one of the six ‘new hospitals’ prioritised for construction by the government more than two years ago is on track to be operating by the original target date of 2025, HSJ can reveal.

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Trusts complain of ‘frustrating’ delays to new hospitals programme


Two trusts have highlighted their frustration with the ‘delays and uncertainty’ over the government’s New Hospital Programme after being forced to slow down their projects amid funding concerns.