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.
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.
A drawn out CQC inspection process that saw the final report published more than seven months later was difficult for staff to deal with, a trust CEO has admitted.
Plans that would significantly reduce the range of services at an acute hospital in north Lincolnshire have been drawn up by health chiefs.
An acute trust’s leadership has been downgraded to ‘inadequate’ after some staff ignored concerns raised directly by CQC inspectors, while others said bullying was ‘rife’.
Two trusts have been added to NHS England’s list of those identified as needing the most support meeting cancer and elective targets.
A trust is carrying out a review after hundreds of patients were wrongly removed from the waiting list and potentially missed out on treatment.
A trust chair has resigned after 15 months in the role.
The best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food have been revealed in a national assessment by patients and staff.
Trust executives and senior managers have been criticised by a former national director for their lack of support for an under-pressure A&E.
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 are regularly denying staff employed by their wholly owned subsidiary companies access to the NHS pension and providing them with schemes which are significantly less generous.
NHS England has revealed the latest list of trusts which it has identified as needing the most support to meet electives and cancer targets.
An audit conducted by an acute trust has found more than half the patients taken to one of its hospitals by ambulance were deemed “inappropriate for conveyance”.
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.
Performance figures deteriorated to record lows this month as the unprecedented summer NHS crisis deepens, with trolley waits reaching a new high point and the waiting list growing to more than 6.7 million people.
NHS England is looking to change the rules around its flagship elective fund, amid concern that disappointing activity levels will trigger widespread financial penalties, HSJ has been told.
An acute trust has had to stand down a new service which led to a ‘marked improvement’ in ambulance handover times, due to a lack of permanent funding to support it.
The Care Quality Commission has issued a trust with a warning notice following an inspection that found wards did not have enough staff to care for patients.
The trusts that have made the most and least progress on urgent recommendations set out by the Ockenden review have been revealed