Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover
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
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Seventeen trusts saw a 25 per cent hike in their clinical negligence premiums last year, according to new figures published by the NHS Litigation Authority.
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.
Proposals to redesign London’s £93bn public services through wide ranging devolution from central government have been agreed by borough leaders and the city’s mayor.
PERFORMANCE: A legal direction has been placed on a clinical commissioning group by NHS England following the discovery of a large backlog of elective patients at its main provider.
PERFORMANCE: Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals Trust’s difficulties with reporting waiting list figures could drag on into the autumn, amid signs that a staggering number of patients have waited more than a year for treatment.
STRUCTURE: The Royal Free London Foundation Trust is due to unveil its outline business case for taking over another trust in July, HSJ has learned.
STRUCTURE: The “commercially sensitive” terms of the merger between Barnet and Chase Farm and the Royal Free London Foundation Trust will be discussed at a meeting of the latter’s board on Friday.
North Middlesex University Hospital Trust has a new chief executive, HSJ can reveal. It comes as the head of a neighbouring trust steps down.
STRUCTURE: Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals Trust issued an invitation to 39 providers for expressions of interest in merging with it, board papers reveal.
Senior sources have told HSJ that The Royal Free London Foundation Trust is the best candidate to take over Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals Trust.
HSJ Local Briefing is our new in-depth analysis of key issues facing some of the major NHS health economies. This week we examine the options for Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals Trust as it seeks a merger partner.
COMMERCIAL: The north London mental health trust have won a contract to provide a liaison service in the Royal Free London’s A&E.
Barnet and Chase Farms Hospitals Trust has announced it is seeking a merger partner to become a foundation trust.
Only six of London’s 18 non-foundation hospital trusts will be viable in their current form in 2014-15, HSJ can reveal.
By now everyone in London’s heard of the SaFE review. NHS London commissioned consultants McKinsey to put together the Safe and Financially Effective paper and it has sat on desks for a few weeks at Southside. It’s explosive.