York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Ambulance

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.

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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.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Revealed: The trusts making least progress in improving maternity services

The trusts that have made the most and least progress on urgent recommendations set out by the Ockenden review have been revealed

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New pandemic record for hospital-acquired covid rates

A record proportion of covid cases recorded in English NHS hospitals in the latest week were most likely caught by patients who were being treated for other illnesses, new figures reveal.

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Neonatal units face ‘redesignation’ under national shake-up

A major shake-up of neonatal care, aimed at reducing mortality and illness, could see dozens of units restricted to caring for less premature babies.

York Hospital

Nurse who sent CEOs ‘potentially threatening’ emails told to pay trust £17k in legal costs

A nurse who sent ‘potentially threatening’ emails to two chief executives has been told to pay her former trust £17,000 in costs after a judge labelled her conduct ‘vexatious’.

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Revealed: The seven trusts getting £6m each for tech improvements

Seven trusts will receive £6m each over the next three years in the second phase of Matt Hancock’s plan to improve IT infrastructure in the health service.

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Thousands of NHS staff excluded from race equality standard

Thousands of the lowest paid workers in the NHS are being excluded from data collected for the NHS workforce race equality standard, potentially skewing trusts’ results, HSJ can reveal.

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£1.4bn procurement launched for community and discharge services

NHS trusts in Yorkshire and the Midlands have signalled a need for external help for discharge and community services through a new £1.4bn procurement framework, amid the health service’s response to covid-19.

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AI trial delivers “really impressive” reduction in A&E demand

Commissioners in Yorkshire are to roll out a scheme which used artificial intelligence to help cut A&E attendances by a third in one patient group which received health coaching.

Clinical waste

Exclusive: Clinical waste building up outside hospitals

Clinical waste is piling up outside hospitals, HSJ can reveal, amid fallout from the crisis which exploded in the sector last year.

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Trusts bemoan cost pressures from clinical waste switch

Several NHS trusts are grappling with extra costs and relying on temporary containers for clinical waste storage, after a forced change of supplier following last year’s stockpiling scandal.

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Teaching trust appoints chief executive after lengthy search

York Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive after an extended search.

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Trusts' costs triple amid clinical waste crisis

Nearly 20 NHS trusts are paying three times as much for clinical waste services after their contracts were moved from the company at the centre of the stockpiling row, HSJ can reveal.

Contract business

NHSI to require business cases for subsidiary companies

NHS providers must submit a business case to show setting up a wholly owned subsidiary company yields value beyond VAT savings, under new proposals from NHS Improvement.

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Government hits back in clinical waste row

The government has hit back at claims that there is not enough incineration capacity to burn waste from NHS hospitals - accusing the company at the centre of a stockpiling scandal of refusing to pay disposal costs.

Clinical waste

Trusts move clinical waste contracts to new provider after stockpiling scandal

Fifteen NHS trusts have transferred their clinical waste management contracts to another provider, after it emerged a key supplier to the NHS was stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste.

Money

Revealed: The slowest invoice payers in the NHS

A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.