Pathology chiefs in the West Midlands have tendered a major contract despite uncertainty over whether they will follow NHS Improvement’s recommendations about which trusts will be in their network.
As more and more patients make Advance Decisions or living wills, it is imperative that trust chief executives take measures to improve record keeping and train their staff to implement them, says Victoria Butler-Cole
HSJ’s latest event asked panellists how the NHS’s industry partners might contribute to improving the service’s safety culture. Report by Alison Moore
Trusts could use housing developments to tap into tens of millions of pounds in new income, after a West Midlands trust set a new legal precedent.
Strokes services in Coventry and Warwickshire could be centralised under a plan that will see two hospitals lose all their acute stroke beds.
Northampton General Hospital Trust: Nurse Bank Recruitment Campaign
Almost 70 per cent of NHS trusts have seen a rise in E coli infections in the 12 months up to to January 2017, raising questions over their ability to meet the government’s target to cut rates by 50 per cent in three years.
The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Several NHS trusts which were slated by officials for takeover or management franchise are revealed in a list obtained by HSJ, which regulators sought to keep secret for 18 months.
HSJ has obtained details of dozens of NHS capital schemes that were deferred from 2015-16, as part of a bid to stop the Department of Health breaching its budget.
Regulators are banking on a major turnaround in financial performance at many acute trusts next year to improve the sector’s bottom line – even after they have received relief funding.
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.
Tim Kelsey was bid adieu with choice quotes and a curious case of 40 names
Several trusts will struggle to reduce spending on agency nurses in line with the targets set by regulators, HSJ has been told.
WORKFORCE: A financially troubled West Midlands trust is looking to recruit a permanent chief executive after a previous attempt failed to attract a suitable candidate.
The Department of Health paid out £1.2bn in bailouts in 2014-15, to help more than 50 troubled NHS providers pay wages and creditors, replace aging equipment and cut deficits, HSJ analysis has found.
The national diagnostic waiting list has grown by more than half in five years, in a further sign of growing demand on hospital services.
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.