Monitor has launched an investigation into why some patients are waiting too long for treatment at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Monitor has agreed to supplement its routine monitoring of the operational performance of foundation trust hospitals to help them tackle any seasonal pressures on emergency care. The health sector regulator is to step up its scrutiny and support of foundation trusts to ensure patients are treated promptly in A&E this winter.
Medway NHS Foundation Trust must take urgent action to deliver improvements for its patients or risk changes being imposed on its leadership.
We've closed an investigation into Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust after the trust fixed the issues that caused patients to wait more than 18 weeks for treatment.
Monitor has launched an investigation into whether poor financial performance is indicative of Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust potentially breaching its licence to provide healthcare services.
NHS foundation trusts are generally delivering the quality of services patients expect, despite the challenges of a tough economic climate, according to the health service regulator.
Monitor, the health sector regulator has put Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust into special measures to ensure all its patients receive good quality care. A formal investigation by Monitor found that the trust has breached its licence to provide health services after the Care Quality Commission said cancer care at the trust was inadequate.
Research from the health sector regulator Monitor suggests that patients may not be able to access the care they need, in particular where there are problems with access to local GP services.
NHS commissioners for Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire have, from today, signed up to work in partnership with national NHS organisations to undertake a review of local health services with a view to improving health care for local people.
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