Older people’s care specialists, including an outgoing national clinical director, have raised concerns about “rowing back” on long-term plan commitments on community services.
The prime minister’s new senior healthcare policy adviser believes that “more money is not the solution” to transforming the “hopelessly ill-equipped” NHS from “the monolith we have today”.
An increase in so-called same day emergency care patients and confusion over how they should be counted has caused an artificial hike in some hospitals’ mortality scores, senior sources have told HSJ.
Hospitals were on course to miss a flagship target to free up 4,000 beds, information obtained by HSJ suggests.
This table includes the targets for every trust set by NHS Improvement on cutting the number of super stranded patients, those who have been in hospital for 21 days or more. It shows where trusts had got up to by November 2018 compared to a 2017-18 baseline.
Emergency re-admission data for NHS commissioners will be published from March amid concerns about rising numbers of patients returning to hospital within 30 days of discharge.
Harm done to NHS patients who deteriorate from spending too long in hospital has hit “epidemic” levels which “dwarf the damage done by hospital acquired infections”, a senior national adviser to the NHS has warned.
Ambulance handover delays were down by nearly 30 per cent in December, data from acute providers published today suggested.
A clinical commissioning group has been accused of blocking potentially eligible patients from receiving continuing healthcare funding under a programme supported by NHS England.
NHS England’s drive to cut length of stay this winter could have damaging patient safety consequences without appropriate checks and balances, one of the country’s leading geriatricians has warned.
A “scandalous” neglect of older people’s mental health care needs to be addressed in the NHS long-term plan, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has argued.
The social care green paper will not be a “panacea” for chronic problems in the system, is likely to propose only minor legislative change, and be based on the assumption that limited sums of new money are available.
The NHS tariff funding system and the way money flows between local organisations is hampering efforts to integrate care, the Care Quality Commission has warned.
Twenty organisations have been honoured in the 2018 HSJ Value Awards – which recognise and celebrate outstanding improvements in care quality and efficiency made by NHS staff.
Health services for older people in Cumbria are inconsistent and services are in the “very early” stages of integration, the Care Quality Commission has said.
The government should give the Care Quality Commission new powers to inspect and rate local health systems, its outgoing chief executive has told HSJ.
Health and care leaders in Birmingham lack a coherent strategy for the city and remain focused on organisational rather than system priorities, the Care Quality Commission has said.
Jeremy Hunt has revealed his top priorities for the forthcoming “long term plan” for the NHS, and said it will represent one of the “big moments in NHS history”.
More than 400,000 women missed their final routine breast cancer screening over nearly a decade because of an IT failure, Jeremy Hunt said today.
NHS national leaders have estimated the service is at least 4,000 beds short for next winter and are pushing for fresh funding this year to help plug the deficit, HSJ understands.