An integrated care system early adopter has appointed an NHS England director to lead its transformation programme.
NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.
Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust has appointed an interim chief executive while it searches for a permanent replacement.
Patients with serious spinal injuries are unable to leave hospital for months because of “squabbles” between commissioners and providers over sourcing the equipment they need to go home, HSJ has learned.
A trust chief with more than 20 years experience has been appointed “executive lead” of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West sustainability and transformation partnership.
Frimley Health Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive to take over from Sir Andrew Morris, the longest serving chief executive in the NHS.
Regulators have named 12 more NHS trusts that will work with management consultants to improve their finances, as well as setting out a “fee structure” for paying the companies for the work.
Just 10 hospital trusts have been responsible for more than a quarter of the “winter pressures” alerts issued since the start of December, HSJ analysis reveals.
NHS England has told HSJ it is working with a sustainability and transformation plan on ”ensuring they will put in place the right skilled workforce to ensure high quality care”.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
WORKFORCE: A shortage of midwives has forced an NHS trust to temporarily close a midwife led birth centre at Wycombe Hospital to all new births, HSJ has learned.
By using publicly available data, HSJ has been able to closely match the methodology used by Lord Carter to produce trusts’ headline “savings opportunity” figures. Here we list the least and most efficient trusts according to the headline measure, as well as data for all trusts.
A clinical commissioning group in the south of England has agreed a variation to the GP quality and outcomes framework with nearly all its practices, to encourage more community based care.
Twelve NHS trusts have been shortlisted by the Department of Health as potential test sites for rolling out GS1 barcoding standards.
There is huge variation in the number of factual accuracy challenges trusts are making to their draft Care Quality Commission inspection reports, HSJ analysis has found.
The Department of Health has agreed a package of support and capital payments totalling £327.7m with Frimley Park Hospital Foundation Trust as part of its takeover of another trust, HSJ can reveal.
There is ‘very patchy’ management of volunteer schemes in trusts and the law should be changed so that all staff and volunteers in contact with patients should be given a barring list check, the authors of an investigation into Jimmy Savile’s historic sexual abuse have said.
There is ‘hard evidence’ that the special measures regime has reduced death rates at the 11 Keogh trusts and potentially saved hundreds of lives, researchers have claimed.
FINANCE: Cashflow problems at Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust have forced the provider to delay payments to some suppliers and apply for extra central funding.
Strong leadership and good clinical engagement are the essential qualities for turning around failing trusts, chief inspector of hospitals Sir Mike Richards has told HSJ.