Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Queen's Hospital, Burton

Hospital trusts merger delayed by NHS Improvement

The merger of two trusts in neighbouring sustainability and transformation partnership areas has been delayed by NHS Improvement.

Gaving Boyle

Merger of trusts across STPs cleared by competition regulator

The merger of two trusts in neighbouring sustainability and transformation partnership areas has been approved by the CMA.

West suffolk hospital

Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.

Salford royal

70 trusts working with NHSI to boost workforce retention

Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.

Barcode

Revealed: 25 trusts 'likely' to get funding for safety technology

Funding for 25 NHS trusts to introduce barcoding technology to improve patient safety and efficiency could be announced early next year.

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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Revealed: Hundreds more neurology patients left waiting for appointments

Another trust in the West Midlands has raised concerns over under pressure neurology services with hundreds of people waiting for an appointment.

Queen's Hospital, Burton

Revealed: 'Distress' as over 1,000 neurology patients left waiting

More than 1,000 patients have been left waiting for follow up appointments because of capacity problems at a struggling specialist service.

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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.

Best patient safety improvement team essex county council

HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Best Patient Safety Improvement Team

Essex County Council: Quality Innovation Team

Queen's Hospital, Burton

Foundation trusts move step closer to full merger

Two hospital trusts in the Midlands have approved an outline business case to merge.

Barcode

How codes are raising the bar

When a foundation trust began using barcodes to improve stock control and procurement, it soon realised that the technology was capable of helping to achieve more ambitious goals relating to safety and savings

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Trusts stop referrals for under pressure specialist service

Two hospital trusts in the West Midlands are no longer accepting outpatient referrals for neurology services and another is refusing out of area referrals, due to recruitment difficulties and rising demand.

Queen's Hospital, Burton

Foundation trusts could consider merger

Two NHS trusts in the Midlands are working on proposals to work closer together, including a potential full merger, HSJ understands.

Weston General Hospital

Almost half of NHS staff say wards are understaffed

Almost half of NHS staff say there are not enough of them to do their jobs properly, according to the latest NHS staff survey.

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Exclusive: Trusts get £187m incentive payments despite plans slipping

Forty NHS trusts set to miss their financial targets have received almost £200m from the national fund intended to reward trusts for good performance.

Heal the wound

Wound management: Why good healing is good business

Wound infections can dramatically lengthen treatment times and cost the NHS large sums of money, which is why funding for preventative measures is so important

The Christie

Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

Barts

Major acute trusts already forecasting to miss control totals

Some of the largest hospital trusts in England are already struggling to meet their financial target for 2016-17, according to analysis by HSJ.

Hinchingbrooke Health and Care Trust

Analysis: The 10 trusts with most improved patient experience

HSJ analysis has identified the trusts where patient experience improved in the most areas last year, according to the national inpatient experience survey.