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
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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 is piling up outside hospitals, HSJ can reveal, amid fallout from the crisis which exploded in the sector last year.
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.
York Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive after an extended search.
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.
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.
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.
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.