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‘Design compromise’ for new-build hospitals due to funding shortfalls


Trusts in the ‘new hospital programme’ will have to make significant compromises to their projects unless the Treasury can be persuaded to release billions more in funding, sources have told HSJ.


Trust admits patients harmed due to huge follow-ups backlog


At least 20 patients have suffered harm due to their follow-up appointments not being booked at a hospital department where people ‘continue to come to harm’, according to an internal review.

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ICS already admitting it will miss March 2024 elective waiting time target


One of the country’s most challenged integrated care systems has told NHS England it expects to significantly miss the March 2024 target to end elective waits of 65 weeks or longer.

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Trust chair agrees to stay for sixth term


A long-serving trust chair has reversed his decision to leave and will instead serve his fourth one-year term.

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food


The best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food have been revealed in a national assessment by patients and staff.

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Two ex-acute CEOs brought in to fix ICS’s elective problem


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.

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System’s trusts failing to tackle ‘completely unjust’ health inequalities


All three acute trusts in an integrated care system are failing to meet national requirements to tackle health inequalities after being overwhelmed by emergency and elective care pressures.

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Planned deficit more than doubles at financially challenged ICS


One of England’s most financially challenged integrated care systems will increase its expected deficit this year by £30m.

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Trusts move away from joint EPR plan


A joint electronic patient record system for acute providers across two neighbouring integrated care systems is now unlikely, according to one of the trusts involved.


Revealed: Four trusts added to NHSE ‘help list’


NHS England has revealed the latest list of trusts which it has identified as needing the most support to meet electives and cancer targets.

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The trusts with most and least nurses striking


The share of nurses striking at trusts which saw Royal College of Nursing action this week varied significantly, HSJ analysis suggests.


Neighbouring trusts placed in ‘special measures’


NHS England has moved two Devon trusts into its successor for the special measures regime, meaning all of the county’s acute trusts are now in the bottom tier of the oversight framework.


Nine trusts account for third of ambulance ‘hours lost’


Nine acute trusts accounted for a third of all ‘hours lost’ to ambulance handover delays last week, according to new data.

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Exclusive: New hospitals could be required to have single patient rooms only


New hospitals may be required to have single patient rooms only, HSJ can reveal.

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Revealed: NHS England’s list of trusts with worst elective and cancer problems


Almost a third of acute trusts have been identified by NHS England as being ‘at risk’ of missing key targets for electives and cancer recovery, with some facing ‘periodic calls between ministers and CEOs’, HSJ can reveal.

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Fraudulent ex-NHS chair told he must repay almost £100k


A former NHS chair who lied his way into a string of top jobs must pay back nearly £100,000 of earnings after the Supreme Court overruled his successful appeal.

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Revealed: The trusts with toughest challenge to hit next elective target


The NHS will struggle to meet its pledge to eliminate 78-week breaches by March 2023, senior figures have warned, as an HSJ analysis lays bare the challenge of delivering the service’s next major elective recovery milestone.

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ICS set to miss July two-year waiters target by 860 patients


One of England’s most challenged integrated care systems is set to miss by more than 800 patients the government’s target of eliminating two-year elective waits by July.


Patients asked to travel 200 miles in push to cut elective waits


Long waiting times at Devon’s acute hospitals have forced commissioners to offer patients treatment 200 miles away in London in a bid to reduce the elective backlog.


Ambulance waits hit two hours for heart attacks and strokes


Average waits for an ambulance for stroke and heart attack patients have reached as long as two hours in one region, after a further fall in performance in recent weeks, HSJ can reveal.