Fresh concerns have been raised about the treatment of whistleblowers by managers at a trust recently embroiled in a high-profile bullying scandal, the hospital’s workforce director has disclosed.
NHS England wants lessons learned by a trust overhauling its culture after a high-profile bullying scandal to be shared systemwide because similar problems have been evident at other trusts, the hospital’s boss has said.
The man in charge of elective recovery in the NHS has said the health service faces more scrutiny from ministers, and the public, than ever before. But is the NHS ready to respond?
A hospital trust has apologised to a mental health patient who reported being sexually assaulted in its A&E department – after it emerged in a safety review that staff wrote ‘this has not happened’ and dismissed her claims of the attack.
The chair of the trust slammed in a scathing review for its ‘intimidating… flawed and not fit for purpose’ hunt for a whistleblower has stood down.
The former hospital chief executive who stood down shortly before a review slammed his organisation’s ‘flawed, intimidating’ hunt for a whistleblower will continue to be employed by the trust on an annual remuneration package worth £270,000 until September 2022, HSJ has learned.
West Suffolk Foundation Trust’s attempt to identify a whistleblower was ‘intimidating… flawed and not fit for purpose’, according to a damning review which is highly critical of the organisation’s leadership.
A troubled trust, where leaders are braced for a review into high-profile bullying allegations, was today fined for breaching duty of candour regulations in a separate case.
The chief executive at Matt Hancock’s local troubled trust, where leaders have been accused of bullying staff during a ‘witch hunt’ for a whistleblower, is to leave the post, HSJ can reveal.
The trusts with the biggest share of their waiting list at more than 18 months and two years has been revealed for the first time.
The East of England has been revealed as the worst-performing region for long ophthalmology waits, with almost half the waiting list at one acute trust already breaching the 52-week milestone.
A government policy designed to let trusts take ownership of the buildings in which they provide services has been largely ignored, says the CEO of the NHS property quango.
A hospital was forced to evacuate and then close its critical care unit for around three weeks last month because of concerns its roof could collapse.
A long-delayed review into West Suffolk Foundation Trust board members’ alleged bullying of whistleblowers is now due to be published ‘by the spring’, senior figures familiar with the process have told HSJ.
More than a third of critical care units in the East of England are either at or have exceeded their maximum surge capacity, information leaked to HSJ reveals, and all but one are above their normal capacity.
Thirteen trusts are facing billions of pounds of maintenance — in some cases, making it more cost-effective to rebuild the hospital — over ‘significant safety issues’ stemming from outdated construction methods.
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.
Analysis carried out for NHS England’s review of NHS targets has proposed it set a “maximum time-to-assessment target… for all those attending [accident and emergency departments]”.
A trust battling allegations it led a “witch-hunt” to try and identify a whistleblower has today been stripped of its “outstanding” rating by the Care Quality Commission.
NHS national bosses have been ordered by ministers to launch a “rapid and independent” review into a trust amid concerns over how it handled an alleged “witch-hunt” for a whistleblower.