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.
Now that the inquiry into Lucy Letby’s case has been given legal powers, it must explore how the NHS can tackle the culture of defensiveness, denial and secrecy that often lies at the heart of tragic scandals. Louise Ansari, chief executive of Healthwatch England, argues that the NHS has some ...
Ambulance chiefs say handover delays have got worse at some trusts in recent months, despite the picture improving nationally since last winter.
Ministers have named the 30 trusts which will receive a share of a £250m fund to increase urgent and emergency care capacity.
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Two trusts have been added to NHS England’s list of those identified as needing the most support meeting cancer and elective targets.
An external review of waiting list management at a large acute trust has found several serious problems – including ‘pop-up’ patients and thousands of cancelled appointments each week – but concluded they were no worse than would be found at ‘most NHS trusts’.
An acute trust and its integrated care system have said they risk missing the imminent waiting list target, after struggling to get as many patients treated in the independent sector as they hoped.
An acute trust has announced the ‘reluctant’ return of ‘corridor care’ – having previously eradicated the unsafe practice – due to extreme ambulance handover delays and other emergency pressures.
Nine acute trusts accounted for a third of all ‘hours lost’ to ambulance handover delays last week, according to new data.
An acute trust has been served a warning notice by the Care Quality Commission after inspectors found it was failing to carry out mental health assessments properly, leading to patients “being restricted… unlawfully”.
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.
Hospital leaders say they have been pressured to deliver more ‘corridor care’ as a result of efforts to ease the ambulance handover crisis.
A struggling ambulance trust could face a ‘Titanic moment’ and collapse entirely this summer if the region’s worsening problems with hospital handover delays are not taken more seriously, its nursing director has told HSJ.
Three intensive care units for children are not meeting standards for co-located services, a national report has found.
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Trusts have been told to ‘get their act together’ on health inequalities, after HSJ research suggested only a small minority have so far published data on disparities in waiting times between different patient groups.
An ambulance service has raised concerns over the record number of ‘hours lost’ to handover delays at an acute hospital on its patch, which it says is happening despite the number of arrivals being at its lowest level in seven years.
Doctors at an acute trust believe their clinical leaders have failed to tackle the ‘big personalities’ accused of being aggressive bullies, a review has found.