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.
Seven trusts have been added to NHS England’s list of providers with the worst elective and cancer problems, putting the number of organisations in the ‘tier 1’ group back into double figures – and five leaving it, HSJ has learned.
The true scale of poor performance against the four-hour waiting time target at individual A&E sites, which is often masked by the official trust-level data, has been laid bare for the first time by information acquired by HSJ.
Nearly a fifth of the capital funding allocated to the NHS for ‘net zero’ projects was never received by trusts, with at least two schemes prevented from going ahead due to a lack of flexibility in the scheme.
The Care Quality Commission has named the trusts which have performed ‘worse than expected’ on patient experience in urgent and emergency care.
A community trust chief executive has announced she is stepping down, ahead of a new provider group being formed with a neighbouring acute.
NHS leaders in Lincolnshire have committed to bringing two of the county’s three trusts together in a “group” model.
An acute trust CEO has announced he is stepping down from full-time work next year, after a 42-year stint in the NHS.
NHS England has expressed ‘significant disappointment’ over the finances of an integrated care system and extended its regime of ‘mandated oversight’.
Eight trusts have been awarded roles trialling a new accreditation scheme for surgical hubs as part of an NHS England pilot that will run until March.
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.
Lincolnshire’s health system has requested permission from NHS England to report a financial deficit at the end of the year, after warning its budgets will be overspent by £35m by the end of November.
The share of referrals waiting more than three months for a diagnostic test – one of the key problems behind long waits for cancer treatment – is worse than at any point since February 2021, during the second national covid lockdown.
Health secretary Steve Barclay says trust chief executives should be held accountable for ambulance handover delays in a ‘fair’ way that recognises factors outside their control.
Performance figures deteriorated to record lows this month as the unprecedented summer NHS crisis deepens, with trolley waits reaching a new high point and the waiting list growing to more than 6.7 million people.
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.
NHS England has moved four providers out of ‘special measures’ but significantly downgraded the rating of one specialist trust.
Health leaders in Lincolnshire have admitted they do not have a ‘robust’ response to managing the risks posed by ambulance handover delays and poor response times.
A chief executive with less than four years’ experience has been selected as the number one CEO in HSJ’s eighth annual ranking of the service’s top provider trust chiefs