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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.

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for maternity care experience

Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.

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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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Trust needs miracle worker to lift curse

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy

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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.

Maria Kane

Mental health chief executive to take over at acute trust

A mental health trust chief executive will lead a neighbouring acute trust as part of a hospital chain, HSJ understands.

David Sloman

David Sloman: STPs are refocusing attention on population health

We have to move away from hospitals being the symbol of the NHS to a world where empowering people to look after their own health is our primary function, writes Sir David Sloman

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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.

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Resignations send stark warning to chief execs on A&E performance

Two acute trust chief executives have resigned today under pressure from ministers and NHS Improvement over consistently poor accident and emergency performance.

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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.

Jeremy Hunt

Health secretary warned again over hospital access to GP records

Jeremy Hunt has been warned for a second time about the potential harm to patients caused by the lack of patient record sharing in the NHS.

Revealed: Three trusts fail cladding fire safety test

Three trusts have failed fire safety tests ordered in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, it has been revealed.

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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.

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Revealed: Management redundancies signed off by NHSI committee

NHS Improvement’s provider leadership committee approved nine compulsory redundancies at senior level over nine months in 2016-17, documents obtained by HSJ reveal.

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Errors revealed at NHS-private pathology venture

Errors at a north London pathology laboratory saw blood samples mislabelled and patients had to give second samples after delays in getting test results, a document released under the Freedom of Information Act reveals.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Dozen trusts named for second consultants turnaround scheme

Regulators have named 12 more NHS trusts that will work with management consultants to improve their finances, as well as setting out a “fee structure” for paying the companies for the work.

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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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Another fight in north east London

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

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

NHS finances: The best and worst performing trusts in quarter three

HSJ analysis shows which trusts are performing best, and worst, against their financial plans in 2016-17.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: London - winning on A&E?

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