A teaching trust has reported six ‘never events’ in less than two months, including incidents in a specialty already under review for errors.
A trust which has been at the centre of a series of scandals over the last year has appointed a former regional director as its group chief medical officer.
The failure of trusts to offer stroke patients the level of rehab required by standards introduced 10 years ago has not prevented the publication of new guidance which demands even higher performance.
More than a third of the largest NHS trusts are still unable to state the size of their full carbon footprint, despite it being three years since the national plan for ‘net zero’ was established.
The number of elective care waits over 65 weeks rose by nearly 13,000 between July and August – the biggest monthly increase in over two years, according to official data published today.
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.
Recovering services from the covid crisis is the big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by HSJ bureau chief and performance lead James Illman.
A review which captured the views of thousands of staff at one of the largest NHS trusts has found many feel ‘unsupported, disrespected and pushed beyond their capacity’.
A major teaching trust confirmed an overhaul of its executive team today, including the sudden announcement that its chief medical officer is leaving.
Seven of the 10 largest teaching trusts are understood to have acquiesced to demands by the British Medical Association to pay consultants higher overtime rates for covering August’s junior doctors’ strike.
Ambulance chiefs say handover delays have got worse at some trusts in recent months, despite the picture improving nationally since last winter.
Nearly two-thirds of trusts have a ‘first-time’ chief executive, while one-third of the sector’s CEOs have been in their current post for 18 months or less, following a period of remarkable turnover since the covid crisis.
Delays in patient care and a lack of consultant support have left junior medics fearing for their mental health, an NHS England investigation has discovered.
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.
A struggling teaching trust has appointed three new executives, but failed to recruit two hospital-level CEOs as planned, HSJ has learned.
The Care Quality Commission has named the trusts which have performed ‘worse than expected’ on patient experience in urgent and emergency care.
The former chief operating officer of a struggling teaching trust has been appointed as its new group chief executive.
A major teaching trust is dominated by a ‘medical patriarchy’, while ‘misogynistic behaviour’ is a regular occurrence, two investigations have discovered.
Investigators have begun a further review of how a major trust handles disciplinary and professional standards cases, including allegations leaders had targeted some doctors with referrals to the medical regulator, HSJ has learned.