Long waits in A&E departments may have caused around 30,000 ‘excess deaths’ last year, according to new estimates.
More hospitals have closed parts of their site after discovering potentially unsafe concrete had been used in the building structures, HSJ has learned.
Dozens more children than initially thought have come to “severe” harm following failings in audiology care, HSJ can reveal.
Children have suffered severe harm at two further hospital trusts as a result of failures in paediatric audiology, HSJ can reveal.
Nearly a fifth of the capital funding allocated to the NHS for ‘net zero’ projects was never received by trusts, with at least two schemes prevented from going ahead due to a lack of flexibility in the scheme.
Regulators are trying to squeeze cost savings out of some of the most financially challenged trusts and should focus more heavily on organisations with healthier balance sheets, says a former Department of Health director.
Plans that would significantly reduce the range of services at an acute hospital in north Lincolnshire have been drawn up by health chiefs.
One in five cases in which patients attend A&E needing mental healthcare are spending more than 12 hours in the department – at least double the rate of patients with physical health problems.
One of the NHS’s most pressurised regions has announced a shake up of its provider leadership, creating a new acute trust group in the process.
NHS trusts are ‘notoriously bad’ at managing their contracts with suppliers, according to a former Department of Health and Social Care official who is now setting up a large-scale procurement team.
Trusts planning a £1.3bn group leadership model have been forced to re-run the recruitment process for a shared CEO.
Consultants have objected to plans for a group model between two providers on either side of the Humber estuary, saying it will leave their trust a “minority partner”.
Two trusts on either side of the Humber estuary are planning a move to a group model with a shared leadership team.
Multiple health systems are pushing back on their financial targets for 2022-23 and seeking to negotiate more ‘realistic’ plans with NHS, HSJ understands.
Several large teaching hospitals are among those which saw the steepest declines in the proportion of staff who would recommend the care of their organisation, according to the NHS staff survey results.
A major shake-up of neonatal care, aimed at reducing mortality and illness, could see dozens of units restricted to caring for less premature babies.
An investigation into whistleblowing claims which described patients “hanging off trolleys” and “vomiting down corridors” in a crowded emergency department has upheld most of the concerns.
NHS England’s programme to tackle discrimination against disabled staff and patients is “fairly limited” and needs to “go up a couple gears”, according to two senior leaders.
Several hospital trusts whose A&E performance was in the top half of trusts last summer have seen the biggest drops this year, with some of them citing out-of-date buildings as a major reason.
Three trusts whose struggling maternity departments were supported and supposedly improved by a national safety programme have since fallen back into the scheme.