Heart Of England NHS Foundation Trust

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Revealed: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan

NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.

Lord Carter

Exclusive: Trusts missing key Carter targets

The majority of NHS hospital trusts have failed to hit the three key efficiency targets set out in the Carter review on time, HSJ research has found.


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.


Major hospital merger held up in funding talks

A merger that would create one of the biggest trusts in England has been delayed amid ongoing talks with NHS Improvement over funding.

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NHS Improvement abandons consultancy turnaround programme

A financial turnaround project where management consultants are sent to work with NHS trusts has been shelved by NHS Improvement, HSJ has learned.


NHS could face more compensation claims after surgeon scandal

Clinicians who work across the public and private sectors could leave the NHS open to more compensation claims following the Ian Paterson scandal, the chief executive of NHS Resolution has warned.


Trusts must reduce deficits by two-thirds to hit official forecast

NHS trusts must reduce their combined monthly deficit to £107m to meet the official forecast figures in the second half of 2017-18, after recording a monthly deficit of almost £300m in the first half of the 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.


Landmark hospital merger to lead to major service reshuffle

A merger to create one of the country’s largest acute trusts will lead to some specialist services being shifted between hospitals, an NHS Improvement report reveals.

Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust

Revealed: 21 trusts consistently underperforming on A&E

There are 21 trusts whose performance against the four hour emergency target has been consistently below 85 per cent since April, HSJ analysis reveals.

surgery tray

Private hospital agrees £27m compensation deal over rogue surgeon

A private hospital group has agreed to pay £27.2m in compensation to patients injured by a surgeon who operated from its sites.

Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt to announce digital trust 'buddies'

The government will distribute £181m to a second wave of digital trusts, the health secretary is expected to announce tomorrow.

Barts Health NHS Trust

Revealed: The NHS trusts falling well short of financial plans

Several acute trusts have fallen significantly short of their three month financial target, while dozens more are relying on heavily backloaded savings plans to deliver their year end plans.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham FT

Major hospital merger cleared by regulator

A merger of Birmingham’s two biggest providers has been cleared by the Competition and Markets Authority, which said the benefits clearly outweighed the reduction in patient choice.

Heart rate monitor

Exclusive: Safety fears over thousands of unregulated NHS staff

Patients are being put at “unacceptable risk” because thousands of unregulated NHS staff are being allowed to perform invasive procedures without checks on their qualifications, HSJ has been told.

Surgeons hand reaching for scalpel

Exclusive: Private hospital firm takes NHS to court over rogue surgeon

An NHS trust that employed breast surgeon Ian Paterson is being taken to court by a private provider, which claims the health service has a legal responsibility to compensate private patients.

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

CQC praises leadership improvement at merger trust

A large acute trust with a history of governance problems has been rated good for being well led in its latest inspection report.

Andrew Morris

Trust chiefs staying a little longer in post - but 'need more support'

Chief executives of NHS providers are staying in the post for longer than they were three years ago, analysis by HSJ indicates.

Sam foster

New chief nurse for teaching trust

Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed Sam Foster as chief nurse.

care of older people lewisham and greenwich nhs trust

HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Care of Older People

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