The failure of trusts to offer stroke patients the level of rehab required by standards introduced 10 years ago has not prevented the publication of new guidance which demands even higher performance.
NHS England’s plans to reduce follow-up appointments is leading to patient safety risks and increasing waiting lists, an acute trust has warned.
The best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food have been revealed in a national assessment by patients and staff.
NHS England has revealed the latest list of trusts which it has identified as needing the most support to meet electives and cancer targets.
Medically fit patients are waiting up to nine months to be discharged from some NHS hospitals as increasing numbers of working age people develop more complex conditions amid ongoing social care shortages.
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.
Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night – and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, by HSJ workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins, ensures you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and policies shaping the workforce.
Acute trusts are reporting increasing numbers of long stay patients as NHS England highlights the number of ‘medically fit’ patients who do not need to be in hospital.
Trusts and commissioners have confirmed they lost out on millions of pounds after NHS England changed funding rules three months into the financial year, angering local leaders.
A new deal is being agreed between unions and NHS employers to make it easier for staff to request flexible working arrangements, including enabling workers to request flexible working from their first day.
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.
Local NHS requests for hundreds of millions of pounds of government funding to help deal with covid pressures have gone unanswered throughout the pandemic, an HSJ investigation has found.
The Care Quality Commission has criticised a new trust’s leadership after issuing it with a warning notice to improve care in its two emergency departments.
An experienced trust boss is leaving his organisation to form a new primary care organisation.
Up to 10,000 patients may be waiting more than a year for elective treatment as a result of covid-19, official data suggests.
There have been 83 deaths reported from covid-19 in England over the past 24 hours with nearly a quarter of them in a single London trust.
HSJ’s analysis of the staff survey has revealed which trusts are strongest and weakest according to the share of employees who would be happy with its care if a friend or a relative needed treatment.
Consultants at an acute hospital have reported being bullied by senior managers to move patients inappropriately and to prioritise targets over quality and safety.
When the NHS keeps up with demand, the waiting list shrinks in the autumn. It isn’t shrinking, notes Rob Findlay