A financial turnaround project where management consultants are sent to work with NHS trusts has been shelved by NHS Improvement, HSJ has learned.
Papworth Hospital Foundation Trust was the worst trust in England for racial bias in its formal disciplinary process last financial year.
More than 1,500 people gather for annual celebration of the finest achievements in the NHS, with winners named in 23 categories at the 2017 HSJ Awards.
The team undertook initiatives to enable early identification and treatment of sepsis which included designing a new sepsis pathway, creating a sepsis recognition box and providing prompt cards and sepsis badges to staff.
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.
Concerns have been raised by a teaching trust that consolidating its back office with two smaller local trusts may not deliver direct savings for the larger provider, HSJ has learned.
Commissioners in Norfolk are to vote on plans to set up a joint committee that would “ideally” broker “single contracts” for all five local clinical commissioning groups with all their major providers.
A former health secretary has been brought in to chair Norfolk and Waveney sustainability and transformation partnership, amid concerns about its progress and credibility.
Several major NHS acute hospitals have been forced into a fresh wave of cancellations of operations, appointments and other services as the health service grappled with the continued fallout of Friday’s cyber attack.
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Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
WORKFORCE: North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group chief officer Mark Taylor has resigned.
STRUCTURE: Norfolk’s three hospital trusts and its community trust have signed a memorandum of understanding to try to ensure services in the county remain sustainable.
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.
Hospital chiefs have warned they face the “most difficult winter in recent memory” after cuts to their resilience funding.
Bed occupancy in acute trusts is already at the most pressured winter levels, trust chief executives and directors have told HSJ.
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