The trusts where maternity care has deteriorated the most according to patient surveys have been identified by the Care Quality Commission.
Estates chiefs at 19 acute hospitals have classed more than half of their occupied space as “not functionally suitable” and lacking any promise of major investment.
Some 300,000 fewer frontline NHS staff had the winter flu vaccine last year than in 2019 and 2020, with huge variation in uptake among trusts, HSJ analysis shows.
NHS England’s director of urgent and emergency care is joining a major teaching trust as its chief operating officer.
Recovering services from the covid crisis is a 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.
A hospital chief has warned colleagues of ‘significant behavioural concerns’ reported by junior doctors, including ‘undermining by public humiliation’.
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.
A teaching trust has reported six ‘never events’ in less than two months, including incidents in a specialty already under review for errors.
A trust which has been at the centre of a series of scandals over the last year has appointed a former regional director as its group chief medical officer.
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.
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.
The number of elective care waits over 65 weeks rose by nearly 13,000 between July and August – the biggest monthly increase in over two years, according to official data published today.
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.
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.
A review which captured the views of thousands of staff at one of the largest NHS trusts has found many feel ‘unsupported, disrespected and pushed beyond their capacity’.
A major teaching trust confirmed an overhaul of its executive team today, including the sudden announcement that its chief medical officer is leaving.
Seven of the 10 largest teaching trusts are understood to have acquiesced to demands by the British Medical Association to pay consultants higher overtime rates for covering August’s junior doctors’ strike.
Ambulance chiefs say handover delays have got worse at some trusts in recent months, despite the picture improving nationally since last winter.
Nearly two-thirds of trusts have a ‘first-time’ chief executive, while one-third of the sector’s CEOs have been in their current post for 18 months or less, following a period of remarkable turnover since the covid crisis.
Delays in patient care and a lack of consultant support have left junior medics fearing for their mental health, an NHS England investigation has discovered.