Medway 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.

rob findlay

Waiting times steady despite slowdown in admissions

Yet another large trust stopped reporting its referral to treatment data, which clouded the picture for the latest November figures and raised non-reported waiting lists to a new record.

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We threw the kitchen sink at DTOCs and it worked

Faced with high delayed transfers of care, Medway Clinical Commissioning Group identified four discharge pathways a year ago and things started turning around, explain Stuart Jeffery, James Lowell, John Britt, and Helen Martin

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County leaders plan major stroke service shake-up

Kent and Medway is hoping to become the first area to offer patients thrombectomy outside a neuroscience centre as part of a wider shake-up of stroke services, HSJ has learned.

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.

Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS FT

Analysis by trust: Large majority provide less consultant access at weekends

The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.

Diana Hamilton-Fairley

Roundtable: How can industry play a part in boosting patient safety?

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

Peter Carter

Comment: Why I am a born-again buddy-ist

Peter Carter puts up a strong case in favour of the concept of buddying, whereby trusts that are struggling are “buddied up” with a successful trust

Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle

Exclusive: Trust bailouts rise to £2.7bn as more rely on loans

NHS trusts were forced to draw down £2.7bn of emergency cash bailouts from the government last year – with two-thirds of hospital providers now relying on government loans to maintain payments to staff and suppliers.

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Exclusive: NHS struggling to maintain fire safety

NHS trusts face significant fire safety risks, research by HSJ has shown.

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The best and worst performing trusts on patient experience

Five NHS trusts have been identified by the Care Quality Commission as having significantly poor overall patient experience scores.

Obstetrics and gynaecology

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust: Patients as Catalysts: improving information on uterine fibroids

Colchester Hospital

Four in five trusts spent over a year in special measures

Fewer than one in five trusts placed in special measures because of inadequate care have improved quickly enough to be removed within 12 months, as originally intended, HSJ analysis reveals.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Five trusts responsible for over half of year-plus waiters

Data released today shows five trusts were responsible for more than half of all the patients waiting more than a year for elective treatment in England.

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Revealed: CQC inspects 40 providers after whistleblower concerns

Whistleblowers’ complaints to the Care Quality Commission have resulted in 40 providers having inspections instigated or brought forward in the last year.

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Original special measures trust exits regime

A hospital which was previously ranked as one of the worst in the country has been removed from special measures.

Beds

NHS bed occupancy hits record high

The latest NHS bed occupancy figures are the highest ever recorded for a third quarter since quarterly data collections began in 2010, providing a further sign of the system’s capacity challenges.

Winter

Analysis: 10 trusts responsible for quarter of 'winter pressures' alerts

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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: London - winning on A&E?

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover