Month: March 2019

Capital Investment in NHS Being Slashed to Cover Rising Day-to-day Costs, Report Reveals

A short-term approach to NHS funding has led to “years of declining and inadequate” capital spending for the health service, according to a report from the Health Foundation. The charity has warned that an ageing infrastructure together with a substantial and growing repairs backlog was likely to undermine ambitions to transform the health service outlined …

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Isle of Wight NHS Trust Hit with CQC Performance Warning as NHSI Places it in Financial Special Measures

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust (IOW) has been placed in financial special measures as the CQC simultaneously issued it with an urgent warning notice demanding improvements at its St Mary’s hospital. NHS Improvement (NHSI) has placed the IOW trust in special measures for finances due to an increased deficit of £13m and ongoing financial …

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Scientists Quit After ‘critical’ Patient Safety Issues at QEUH Ignored by Health Chiefs

Clinicians left their jobs and others were forced to blow the whistle after their concerns over “critical” safety issues at Glasgow’s newest hospital were ignored. Microbiologists at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde raised concerns about the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) campus as far back as 2014, according to reports sent to a government committee. …

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New Treatment Cures up to 350 Oesophageal Cancers in Irish Hospitals

More than 5,000 patients registered on Ireland’s first registry for Barrett’s Oesophagus. Ireland has one of the highest rates of oesophageal cancer in Europe, with a 25 per cent increase in cases over the past 20 years and 450 new diagnoses a year.Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times Up to 350 patients with early-stage oesophageal cancer …

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