York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Zoe Tidman 2023

Carbon Copy: Take two


The ideas, policies and challenges at the heart of the NHS goal for net zero emissions, from HSJ sustainability correspondent Zoe Tidman.

Stroke patient rehab

Stiffer stroke target introduced – despite failure to meet old standard


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.

Theatre pressures

Seven trusts relegated to NHSE’s poorest performers group


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.

Simon Morritt

Leading ‘trust in distress’ can be like playing ‘whack-a-mole’, says CEO


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.

SGH ED exterior

Plans to downgrade A&E services revealed


Plans that would significantly reduce the range of services at an acute hospital in north Lincolnshire have been drawn up by health chiefs.

York Hospital front

Trust leadership rated ‘inadequate’ as CQC accuses staff of ‘ignoring’ problems


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’.

Breast cancer radiology

Two trusts added to NHSE list of providers at ‘high risk’


Two trusts have been added to NHS England’s list of those identified as needing the most support meeting cancer and elective targets.

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Error causes 800 patients to be wrongly removed from waiting list


A trust is carrying out a review after hundreds of patients were wrongly removed from the waiting list and potentially missed out on treatment.

Alan Downey

Trust chair resigns ahead of critical CQC report


A trust chair has resigned after 15 months in the role.

Cleaning 1

Revealed: Best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food


The best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food have been revealed in a national assessment by patients and staff.

York Hospital

Stretched A&E staff ‘rarely saw exec team’, review finds


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 ‘notoriously bad’ at managing contracts, says procurement chief


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.


Exclusive: the trusts offering thousands of staff inferior pensions


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.


Revealed: Four trusts added to NHSE ‘help list’


NHS England has revealed the latest list of trusts which it has identified as needing the most support to meet electives and cancer targets.

Scarborough Hospital

Half of ambulance arrivals ‘inappropriate’, says acute trust


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”.

Waiting room

Revealed: NHS England’s list of trusts with worst elective and cancer problems


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.


Summer crisis deepens as trolley waits hit new high


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.

Surgery surgeons

NHSE looks to give up on key elective requirement


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.

York Hospital

Trust stands down service which achieved ‘marked improvement’ in A&E handover delays


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.

York Hospital front

Patients unwashed ‘for three days’ at trust under ‘extreme pressure’


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.