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    Revealed: The hospitals with the worst nurse staffing


    Analysis suggests majority of acute hospitals are struggling to meet their own plans for nurse staffing Data shows trusts employing more healthcare assistants than planned Expert warns there is a risk of “false reassurance” on safety Decline in achieving staffing plans comes despite increases in

  • Ruth May

    Pressure on NHS 'toughest I have ever seen', says NHSI director


    Trusts need support to recruit and retain staff, says NHS Improvement nursing director Nursing directors say they plan more overseas recruitment this year Some trusts may have harder to achieve staffing plans compared with others One of England’s most senior nurses has said the pressures facing

  • The Christie

    Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust


    Each trust placed in one of four categories based on the level of support they require from NHS Improvement Trusts will be formally categorised next month as part of the regulator’s new “single oversight framework” Thirty-five out of 238 trusts will have “maximum autonomy” See every rating in the

  • Surgery

    Wide variation found in emergency specialist surgery mortality rates


    Thirty day mortality rates for emergency bowel surgery vary between 20.7pc and 3.2pc at best and worst performing hospitals Quarter of hospitals do not admit high risk patients to critical care post-surgery in recommended timeframe Six per cent annual drop in most urgent patients reaching theatre

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    Locum shortage forces trust to close hospital unit


    WORKFORCE: Difficulties in recruiting locum doctors has led to Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust temporarily closing its ambulatory care unit at Dewsbury Hospital, HSJ has learned.

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    CQC: Night staff should be allowed rests to ensure safety


    CQC says NHS trusts must consider best practice guidelines on rest at night for hospital staff Inquest heard trainee at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital crashed his car after probably falling asleep following night shifts NHS trusts should comply with guidelines on allowing doctors and nurses to rest

  • Andrew Cash

    Seven trusts combine leadership to accelerate vanguard changes


    Seven trusts in Yorkshire to cede control over decision making to newly created federation board Leaders want new structure to help speed up transformation of acute services New board and south Yorkshire STP both headed by Sir Andrew Cash Seven trusts will cede authority over decision making on

  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals

    Trusts named for consultancy turnaround programme


    NHS Improvement has revealed the 16 trusts in the first wave of its £25m turnaround programme.

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    Revealed: The capital projects deferred in 'undignified scramble'


    £270m of deferred spending identified, much of which relates to projects such as building maintenance, IT infrastructure and the purchase of new equipment. Twenty biggest transfers listed. Download full details of the capital-to-revenue transfers identified Sources told HSJ they are seriously

  • Thomas hampton

    The call must go out to improve hospital switchboard services


    Our research into hospital switchboard performance suggests more staff might be needed if the NHS is to be transformed into a seven day service, write Thomas Hampton and colleagues