There was an “unacceptable delay” and “failure to act with candour” in how a trust responded to a serious risk from staff nitrous oxide exposure, an independent investigation has found.
The trusts where maternity care has deteriorated the most according to patient surveys have been identified by the Care Quality Commission.
Thirteen trusts were responsible for just over half of £2.6m overpayments to staff written off by NHS providers last year, data obtained by HSJ reveals.
A company part-run by an NHS trust has launched a legal challenge against a neighbouring integrated care board over a £500m pathology contract.
A retired trust boss has been announced as interim chief executive for Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board.
This is the latest in a series of interviews with provider chief executives, which are available exclusively to HSJ Insight subscribers.
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.
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 boss of a large acute trust has accused a private provider of ‘overpromising and underdelivering’ after significant problems emerged with a local arrangement which have piled further pressure on its waiting list.
Women have faced delays in giving birth due to the ongoing strikes, a major trust’s chief executive has said.
NHS boards have been told to obtain extra assurance around the risks to unsafe concrete beams in their estate, following the sudden closure of school buildings.
Staffing shortages are likely to restrict the use of a beneficial painkiller in birthing suites, even once its use has been recommended by national guidance.
Eight trusts are in NHS England’s latest list of the most challenged organisations in terms of elective and cancer recovery, 12 months on from when the system was first introduced.
A director at a major acute trust said it needs to stop “caving in” to demand pressures by opening extra escalation beds.
North West Anglia Foundation Trust has recruited Mid and South Essex FT’s acting chief executive as its new permanent CEO.
The largest trust in the East of England has received a Care Quality Commission warning notice about the medical care provided by its three hospitals.
An integrated care system is planning on launching what it believes is the ‘first’ single electronic patient record across acute, mental health and community providers.
More than half of £2.7bn awarded to NHS organisations for capital projects in 2017 and 2018 has yet to be delivered, research by HSJ has discovered.