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  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

    High performing trust bosses asked to 'peer review' others


    NHS Improvement has asked 30 providers to take part in governance reviews at other trusts A number of specific reviews to be commissioned in coming months Reviews will be supported by external consultants Regulators have asked chief executives and chairs at “high performing” trusts to take part

  • Prof David Fish

    Regulators warned over 'mixed messages' to success regime


    UCLPartners boss sets out concerns to Jim Mackey after experience with Essex success regime Sir David Fish cites unrealistic targets and insufficient central support for areas driving major reconfiguration Warns regulators that “old style” approaches would hamper collaboration However, he says he

  • Colchester Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Troubled trust to appoint new chief executive and chair


    HSJ understands CEO and chair from neighbouring Ipswich Hospital are to replace incumbents at Colchester The duo will retain their Ipswich roles, it is understood Move follows regulators announcing trusts were to form a new “long term partnership” If confirmed, Ipswich CEO would become fifth chief

  • Clare Panniker
    HSJ Local

    Top hospital chief takes on leadership of second trust


    Panniker becomes latest NHS chief to take over second trust She will become chief of both Basildon and Mid Essex Move follows other senior chief executives taking over leadership of other trusts  STRUCTURE: Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust’s well-regarded chief

  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham FT

    Revealed: First digital maturity index scores in full


    This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.

  • Dave West
    Expert Briefing

    The Commissioner: Let's hold hands


    What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable weekly insight for commissioners, by Dave West

  • King's College Hospital, Golden Jubile Wing

    Revealed: Trusts told to improve bottom line by tens of millions


    HSJ has obtained financial “control totals” for nearly a third of acute trusts NHS Improvement has already released “sustainability and transformation funding” allocations for every provider for 2016-17 King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust must deliver the biggest improvement compared to

  • News

    Hospital shuts beds after CQC raises staffing ratio concerns


    Hospital forced into temporary bed closures after CQC raises concerns about staff shortages Trust also pledged “immediate action” on stroke services to ensure they are safe The trust is offering “golden handshake incentives” for newly qualified nurses in bid to secure more staff PERFORMANCE:

  • Clare Panniker
    HSJ Local

    'Lead chief executive' of unprecedented trusts network revealed


    Clare Panniker will head new leadership team running three Essex trusts The financially challenged trusts have combined revenues of £840m Providers need to implement substantial reconfiguration of acute services The work is part of the mid and south Essex success regime Clare Panniker, the chief

  • Hospital at night

    Exclusive: Hospitals forced to cut night cover due to staff shortages


    Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals cuts medical nightshift cover on wards due to vacancies Oxford University Hospitals forced to stop training for one doctor and has ultrasound backlog Monitor insists agency cap is helping trusts and says patient safety remains priority Hospitals have