Seven trusts have been selected for a new centralised approach to buying major IT equipment in a bid to “accelerate” digitisation across the health service, HSJ has learned.
Fourteen of an integrated care system’s major services — which account for the ‘majority of [its] planned care’ — have been described as ‘fragile and challenged’.
A trust is taking over a local independent hospital and intends to keep it for mainly private patients, HSJ can reveal.
Seven trusts will receive £6m each over the next three years in the second phase of Matt Hancock’s plan to improve IT infrastructure in the health service.
A specialist trust has freed up 29 theatre sessions a week so cancer surgery from nearby providers can continue during the covid pandemic.
Covid-19 infections likely to have been caught in hospital have increased by almost half in a week, with several trusts seeing significant rises, HSJ can reveal.
Some trusts in London and the South East are closing standalone birth centres and warning they cannot support home births because of high levels of demand for ambulance services from covid patients.
Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.
The Kidzmed project was a quality improvement project to teach children and young people how to take tablet medication.
A trust has appointed an interim chief executive after the coronavirus crisis meant it was unable to carry out a normal recruitment process for the permanent post.
The NHS will need a five-year strategy to deal with a “mountain” of an elective waiting list following the coronavirus outbreak, the Royal College of Surgeons has said.
NHS providers were given 40 official warnings because regulators believed they were failing to protect staff from violence, injury and hazardous substances in the past two years, HSJ can reveal.
The chief executive of a Sussex trust is to retire in September, four years after taking up the role.
NHS providers that owe the government a combined £10bn would see the debts converted into a form of investment that does not have to be repaid, under plans being discussed by national leaders.
Around two-thirds of NHS providers were found to be breaking laws aimed at protecting staff from violence and aggression, when inspected by the Health and Safety Executive, information released to HSJ reveals.
The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.
The trusts which will benefit from a share of £2.7bn to rebuild hospitals, or £100m to develop business cases for future schemes, announced by the prime minister today.
Two large teaching trusts have been forced to close more than 170 beds due to concerns over fire safety, while significant sections of one hospital can only remain open if hourly checks are carried out.
Three organisations, which are part of a sustainability and transformation partnership once seen as one of the country’s most challenged, have left financial special measures.