North Bristol NHS Trust

Breast cancer radiology

Long cancer waits double in a year

The number of patients waiting three months or longer following referral for suspected cancer remains at just over 10,000 patients last month, internal NHS data seen by HSJ and BBC Newsnight reveals.

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

Revealed: The trusts where at least one in 20 suspected cancer patients have waited three months

More than 5 per cent of patients with suspected cancer have been waiting more than 104 days at 14 trusts, data leaked to HSJ reveals.

Breast cancer radiology

Exclusive: Three-month cancer waits top 10,000

More than 10,000 people are waiting three months or longer following a referral for suspected cancer, internal NHS data seen by HSJ reveals.

Hospital staff

Few staff using wellbeing hubs despite rise in sick days

Only 53,500 staff have used a flagship NHS staff wellbeing initiative in its first year of operation, HSJ can reveal, while separate analysis finds mental health sick days have soared in the last five years.

Southmead hospital

CCG to centralise acute service in long-awaited reconfiguration

Stroke services in Bristol and the surrounding area are set to be centralised at a major provider after commissioners published long-awaited reconfiguration plans.

3046408_oli_204660

GMC to investigate doctor involved in high-profile patient death

A doctor involved in the care of a teenager whose death was subject to a mismanaged review process is set to face an investigation by the General Medical Council.

27.11.20-trust-heat-chart

Covid occupancy rates grow at outlier trusts while trend flattens nationally

The rate that England’s acute hospital beds are filling with covid patients has slowed down nationally — but a handful of trusts are still reporting growing occupancy rates despite four weeks of national lockdown.

Maria Kane headshot

Acute chief moves to bigger trust

A longstanding healthcare leader in north London is heading west to become the chief executive of a major acute provider.

Jonathan Bloor 3x2

The long road to purging the pager

Dr Jonathan Bloor argues that clinical value is the key to adoption of emerging tech

push button technology switch innovation choice

Trusts end Lorenzo use after failed national IT programme

An acute trust in Yorkshire has become the first of its cohort to fully replace its electronic patient record installed under the much-criticised National Programme for IT, with another trust set to follow suit.

nightingale

Revealed: £350m for first three months of Nightingale hospitals

Nearly £350m was earmarked by NHS England/Improvement for spending on England’s Nightingale hospitals, according to newly published contracts.

LiA Scatter Map - 2019-2020 - QUALITY AND SAFETY VS WORKFORCE AT RISK - JPEG (1)

Revealed: The trusts which will struggle most to deliver quality care in 2020

The trusts which are likely to face the fiercest struggle to deliver quality care in the immediate future have been identified through an analysis carried out exclusively for HSJ.

Visa passport

Exclusive: Trusts told to join forces to boost overseas recruits

Trusts have been told to collaborate with others to increase the “efficiency and scale” of international recruitment, in new national guidance shared with HSJ.

Pathology

Region rejects regulator’s efficiency proposal

Pathologists in the west of England are set to ditch national proposals to centralise their laboratories after describing the idea as worse than the present situation.

Bristol clifton suspension bridge

Regulator criticised system’s leaders for ‘critical incident’ response

An NHS England/Improvement regional manager has reported “serious concern” about the handling of a “critical incident”, in which an entire health economy was subjected to extreme operational pressure, HSJ can reveal.

money_box_finance

Trusts missing out on tens of millions from overseas patients

Providers are failing to recover tens of millions of pounds from overseas visitors despite a major clampdown on so-called health tourists.

Breast cancer radiology

Named: The trusts receiving new cash for scanners

The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.

Fire engine

Two trusts forced to close 170 beds over fire safety concerns

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.

Royal marsden sutton

Specialist trust now providing a fifth of all NHS private patient work

A specialist cancer trust increased its income from private patients by £17m last year, while the service as a whole saw non-NHS healthcare revenues rise by 6 per cent.