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NHS hospitals in England provided more urgent treatment and routine operations than ever before last year. Despite the pressure of demand, the provider sector continued to improve quality and achieved one of the best financial performances in recent years. Statistics on the performance of the NHS published today show Emergency Departments (EDs) treated or discharged […]
Hard-working NHS staff treated more patients more quickly despite a surge in demand for Emergency Department (ED) services in the early winter period, putting the country’s health service in good stead as we embark on our ambitious Long Term Plan. The latest statistics on the performance of NHS trusts show 5.4 million patients were treated and discharged […]
Sir Hugh Taylor appointed as the interim chair of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Sir Hugh Taylor has been asked to take on this position alongside his existing role as chair of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, in a move that will enable closer working and a deeper and long-term strategic relationship […]
The Long Term Plan for the NHS will signal a reset on performance over the next five years, as frontline staff and managers continue to ensure record numbers of patients get the healthcare and support they need. Our latest report on the performance of the provider sector, covering July to September 2018, shows that hospitals […]
NHS leaders have today shared a plan that highlights the areas the NHS should focus on to prepare for increased demand this coming winter. Today we have joined with other NHS leaders to write to system leaders to share measures our evidence shows the NHS should take to manage increased demand this winter period. The […]
The NHS could free up £480m to reinvest into NHS services and improve patient care if trusts filled temporary vacancies with workers from a ‘staff bank’ instead of using expensive staffing agencies. Temporary staff, such as doctors and nurses supplied by agencies, cost on average 20% more than those from the NHS’s own ‘staff banks’ […]
BSUH is no longer in special measures for financial reasons following improvements in financial performance and management at the trust. We worked to secure new management arrangements at the trust just over a year ago. The board and executive team of neighbouring Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust took on management responsibility for BSUH with an […]
Despite experiencing the worst winter in a decade, frontline NHS staff and managers have risen to the challenge and cared for more patients than ever before. However, this surge in demand has affected the NHS’s performance in key areas, such as waiting times and its reliance on temporary workers. Read our full report into the […]