Not one of the NHS’ major hospital trusts hit the four-hour 95 per cent standard in November as performance across core metrics plummeted to new lows in the face of record demand.
Three people died of cancer and another four came to severe harm after their endoscopies were delayed, a teaching hospital trust has confirmed.
An experienced trust chief executive has been chosen to lead a national taskforce group charged with improving inpatient mental health, learning disability and autism services for young people.
Inspectors have taken fresh urgent action at a severely troubled hospital trust, citing major concerns about treatment of mental health patients in its emergency department, HSJ can reveal.
Hospitals in England have been forced to close more than 1,100 hospital beds over the last week because of norovirus — almost double the number than during the same period last year.
A national patient safety alert has instructed NHS services to either ban or restrict the use of polymer gels after three patients died ingesting the products.
National plans to increase nurse staffing by more than 40,000 depend on an assumption that recruiting thousands of new nursing associates will reduce “demand” for registered nurses by 10,000, according to modelling leaked to HSJ.
The Care Quality Commission has rated six mental health hospitals “inadequate”, just months after describing them as either “good” or “outstanding”, since the Whorlton Hall scandal was revealed.
A logistics company awarded a patient transport contract has been heavily criticised after a local Healthwatch chief executive spent more than an hour waiting for them to answer the phone.
Four surgeries run by a former chair of a clinical commissioning group in Kent have been closed after the Care Quality Commission took action “to protect patients”.
Safety steps have been taken at a warehouse unlawfully filled with more than 400 tonnes of NHS clinical waste after the Environment Agency raised concerns over a potential “significant risk to human health”, HSJ has learned.
A Spanish corporation and an NHS trust are researching whether patients’ mobile data could be used to predict mental health crises.
A manufacturer has stepped forward to pay for a clinical safety audit after NHS England cut its funding.
Officials have restarted the distribution of a Flu vaccine for one million children following “concerning delays”.
A leaked report on maternity failings at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust outlines extensive care failings linked to the deaths of 42 babies and three mothers, over a period of 40 years.
NHS England is set to outline a major policy change agreed with government which they hope will act as a short-term solution to the NHS pensions crisis.
Radiology failings at a teaching hospital led to eight patients coming to severe harm, with three dying, a hospital trust has admitted.
The Care Quality Commission’s ability to protect patients against human rights abuses is “impaired” and needs urgent reform, according to a Parliamentary report.
Trusts will be forced to demonstrate the safety and efficiency of their estates and facilities services under new plans drawn up by NHS England and Improvement.
A shortage of radiologists, pensions issues and rising demand have driven the worst breast cancer wait times for at least nine years, some of the worst performing trusts told HSJ.