Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Robert Royce

History repeats itself: first as tragedy, then as farce

The problems that University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust, and King’s College Foundation Trust and Lewisham and Greenwich are facing a direct consequence of the acquisitions they made when South London Healthcare Trust and Mid Staffs failed, says Robert Royce

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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: The People's Borough turns down the Rose Red Empire

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


Revealed: Plans for 'new towns' on hospital sites

Two large scale developments on hospital sites in south London are being considered, documents obtained by HSJ reveal.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, South London Healthcare NHS Trust

Trust unable to fund staff for under fire department

A hospital trust that received a damning report into one of its critical care units has not yet agreed to hire replacement clinicians requested by staff to improve the service.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Capital's cancer turnaround

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy.

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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.

lewisham hospital

Deficit trust borrowing £95m to cover overspend

A £539m turnover trust will need to borrow £95.5m in 2017-18 to achieve its financial targets, it has revealed.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Trust needs miracle worker to lift curse

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy

Ben Travis

New chief executive for finance investigation trust

A new chief executive has been appointed to a London hospital trust that recently had an investigation into its financial governance.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich

Trust faces £48m repair bill for PFI hospital

A trust faces a £48m repair bill to make one of its hospitals safe because of loopholes in the drafting of its private finance initiative contract, Department of Health documents reveal.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

Following the Money: Optimism breaks down as financial risk grows

HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black.


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.

Andy Cowper

Cowper’s Cut: A Budget for putting politics above prosperity

We’re approaching a moment when a government that has been warned that the NHS funding situation will threaten quality, access and safety is going to choose to ignore that warning, says Andy Cowper in the runup to the Budget

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.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

Following the Money: Swimming with no trunks on

HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black.

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.

lewisham hospital

Exclusive: NHSI condemns trust's 'significant' financial governance failings

A confidential report into a large acute trust has uncovered ‘significant’ financial governance failings over how it agreed its control total for this year, alongside irregularities in its consultancy spend, contracting and use of interim managers.

Tim higginson

Chief executive of hospital trust to retire next year

The chief executive of a multisite hospital trust is retiring next year, HSJ can reveal.

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CCGs in legal directions lose commissioning responsibilities

Five clinical commissioning groups have been given legal directions by NHS England this month – two of which have been ordered to stop commissioning all acute services.