University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Theatre pressures

Seven trusts relegated to NHSE’s poorest performers group


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.

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The lesson from Letby is to listen


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 ...


A&E handover delays ‘still getting worse at some hospitals’


Ambulance chiefs say handover delays have got worse at some trusts in recent months, despite the picture improving nationally since last winter.


Ministers name 30 trusts receiving share of £250m fund


Ministers have named the 30 trusts which will receive a share of a £250m fund to increase urgent and emergency care capacity.


The Download: Virtual wards ‘passing some leaders by’


The fortnightly newsletter that unpacks system leaders’ priorities for digital technology and the impact they are having on delivering health services. This week written by technology correspondent Joe Talora. Contact HSJ in confidence here.

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Two trusts added to NHSE list of providers at ‘high risk’


Two trusts have been added to NHS England’s list of those identified as needing the most support meeting cancer and elective targets.


Trust insists ‘our data is correct’ despite waiting list ‘grip’ concerns


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’.

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Lack of private sector help putting elective target at risk, says trust


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.

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Trust that banned corridor care ‘reluctantly’ brings it back


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 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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Hospital ‘restricting patients unlawfully’, CQC warns


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”.

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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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Trust chiefs resist ‘pressure’ to treat patients in corridors


Hospital leaders say they have been pressured to deliver more ‘corridor care’ as a result of efforts to ease the ambulance handover crisis.


Exclusive: Ambulance service will collapse by August, predicts its nursing director


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.

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Intensive care units for children not meeting standards, says NHSE report


Three intensive care units for children are not meeting standards for co-located services, a national report has found.


Recovery Watch: The 20 trusts with three quarters of the NHS's two year waiters


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.


Trusts failing on waiting list ask told to ‘get act together’


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.

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Ambulance chief calls out acute trust over ‘lack of action’ on handover delays


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.

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‘Big personalities’ accused of bullying thought to be ‘bullet proof’, finds review


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.