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.
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.
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.
A long-serving trust chair has reversed his decision to leave and will instead serve his fourth one-year term.
The best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food have been revealed in a national assessment by patients and staff.
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.
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.
One of England’s most financially challenged integrated care systems will increase its expected deficit this year by £30m.
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.
NHS England has revealed the latest list of trusts which it has identified as needing the most support to meet electives and cancer targets.
The share of nurses striking at trusts which saw Royal College of Nursing action this week varied significantly, HSJ analysis suggests.
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 acute trusts accounted for a third of all ‘hours lost’ to ambulance handover delays last week, according to new data.
New hospitals may be required to have single patient rooms only, HSJ can reveal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.