Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Teaching hospital trust placed in financial special measures

A hospital trust where concerns were raised about late payment of suppliers has been placed in financial special measures.


Exclusive: NHS makes little progress cutting specialised income 'long tail'

The spread of specialised services across English hospital trusts has remained relatively unchanged over the last four years, despite a consensus that greater consolidation is needed in some areas.


Trusts sought for new NHS 'lean' programme

Regulators will offer support to a new cohort of NHS providers through an “in house” improvement programme, following work commissioned from American firm Virginia Mason.

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Following the Money: Optimism breaks down as financial risk grows

HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Exclusive: One in four hospital trusts routinely pay suppliers late

More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.

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Following the Money: Swimming with no trunks on

HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black.

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NHS England and NHS Improvement recruit regional 'winter director'

NHS England and NHS Improvement have appointed a joint “winter director” to oversee London’s accident and emergency performance.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Good news and bad news

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy

Andy Cowper

Cowper’s Cut: ‘The Tragedy Of The Commons’ meets ‘Only Connect’

With things looking quite dark in the NHS, we can only hope that the forthcoming Budget will improve the situation even as we try to put a quart of healthcare demand into a pint pot of healthcare resource, says Andy Cowper

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Exclusive: Investigation into financial management of large acute trust

An investigation has been launched into the financial management of a large acute trust after external suppliers began threatening legal action over unpaid bills, HSJ has learned.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Major teaching trust orders second 'hidden waiters' review

A large teaching hospital has ordered its second review of waiting lists in a year after another cohort of patients were found to be missing from records.

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

A&E survey: Best and worst performing trusts revealed

Five trusts have been identified as offering a poor overall experience to patients in their accident and emergency departments, based on a new Care Quality Commission patient survey.

Joe Fielder

Joint chair appointed across acute and mental health trusts

A new chair has been announced for a teaching hospital trust and its local mental health trust.

Ben clover expert briefing

Property bubble could yet benefit the NHS

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

North East London Treatment Centre

Private firm beats trust to controversial £55m contract

A controversial £55m contract for elective treatment has been given to a private provider, HSJ can reveal.

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Resignations send stark warning to chief execs on A&E performance

Two acute trust chief executives have resigned today under pressure from ministers and NHS Improvement over consistently poor accident and emergency performance.

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Exclusive: One in five trusts did not make critical security updates before cyberattack

More than one in five trusts failed to properly apply security updates that would have protected them against the worst cyberattack in NHS history.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Patient Safety in Learning Disabilities

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust: Developing Positive Behaviour Support ethos in an Assessment and Intervention Inpatient Unit

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Care of Older People

Lewisham and Greenwich Trust: A Safer Approach to Ethical Feeding Decisions


Richards: Good leaders and staff engagement improve care despite pay restraint

Sir Mike Richards has said NHS staff “need to be properly rewarded”, but that quality improvement and “cultural change” can happen quickly under good leadership and staff engagement.