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ICS admits it will miss financial plan by £70m


An integrated care system has admitted it will miss its financial plan by more than £70m this year.

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More patients ‘now dying in A&E’ finds trust review


Ambulance handover delays and 21-hour waits for a bed in accident and emergency contributed to an increase in harm and mortality at a struggling trust, a review has found.

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Badging urgent care as ‘A&E local’ is ‘risk to patient safety’, advisers tell government


A government advisory panel has warned against badging urgent care centres as “A&E local”, something previously proposed by ministers and included in a controversial hospital reconfiguration plan.

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Exclusive: NHSE crackdown on 10-hour ambulance delays


NHS England has launched a new crackdown on trusts it says have a ‘management strategy’ to hold patients in the back of ambulances to cope with emergency pressures inside their hospitals, HSJ has learned.

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Trust leaders raise alarm over ‘mad’ approach to scrutiny of maternity services


The management of fragile maternity services is being hamstrung by a lack of clear standards and direction from government and regulators, trust chairs and chief executives have told HSJ.

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Indigestible and illegable: the sorry state of board safety reports


A report highlights that maternity and neonatal services are often regular agenda items at board meetings, but the quality and quantity of information that is presented and the subsequent discussion (or lack thereof) doesn’t lead to effective oversight, writes Georgia Stevenson

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Revealed: Four trusts report quarter of all ‘critical incidents’


More than a quarter of ‘critical incidents’ have been declared by just four trusts since the start of the crisis in urgent and emergency care.


‘Incapable managers’ and ‘socialist NHS’ to blame for delay to £300m project, claims MP


A Conservative MP has attacked the management of his local trust and NHS bureaucracy for failing to deliver improvements to two hospitals in his constituency, despite the government allocating the schemes over £300m six years ago.


Hospitals close areas after discovering RAAC planks


More hospitals have closed parts of their site after discovering potentially unsafe concrete had been used in the building structures, HSJ has learned.


More trusts find RAAC concrete on estates


At least seven more trusts have confirmed lightweight concrete on their estates following NHS England-ordered reviews and widespread safety concerns, HSJ has found.

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Recovery Watch: The trusts slipping the most on PM’s pledge


Recovering services from the covid crisis is the big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by HSJ bureau chief and performance lead James Illman.

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The lesson from Letby is to listen


Now that the inquiry into Lucy Letby’s case has been given legal powers, it must explore how the NHS can tackle the culture of defensiveness, denial and secrecy that often lies at the heart of tragic scandals. Louise Ansari, chief executive of Healthwatch England, argues that the NHS has some ...


Ministers name 30 trusts receiving share of £250m fund


Ministers have named the 30 trusts which will receive a share of a £250m fund to increase urgent and emergency care capacity.


Revealed: the eight trusts in NHS England’s most challenged group


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.

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Maternity unit shut for four days after generator fails


More than 60 pregnant women have had to be diverted to other trusts after a generator failure forced a West Midlands hospital to suspend maternity admissions for four days.

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Four NHS chiefs awarded birthday honours alongside maternity campaigners


Four NHS chief executives were among those recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours, along with public health leaders and safety campaigners.

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Exclusive: NHS still waiting for over £1bn capital funding announced five years ago


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.

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One in 10 A&E patients waits 12hrs, long-hidden data reveals


Around 10 per cent of the 1.2 million accident and emergency attendees in February waited 12 hours or more, newly published NHS England data has revealed, laying bare the true extent of the NHS’s emergency care crisis.

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More failings discovered at maternity scandal trust


A trust at the centre of a maternity scandal has been criticised for failures in those services by the Care Quality Commission, after an unannounced inspection last month, years after major problems began to come to light.

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Scandal trust CEO ‘proud of staff’ who embraced criticism


The chief executive of a trust embroiled in the NHS’s biggest maternity scandal says staff have tried to embrace and understand the criticism they have received, and insists the culture of the organisation has started to change.