The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn Foundation Trust

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In full: Pathology network proposals

HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Trust penalised after including walk in centre data in A&E performance

Regulators withheld funding from a teaching hospital after it admitted only meeting its accident and emergency target “through the inclusion of the walk in centre performance [data]” from a facility it does not run, HSJ has learned.

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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.

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Shocking deterioration in RTT waiting times

Elective RTT waiting times shot up by over a week in December, in the fastest monthly increase since 2010, notes Rob Findlay

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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.

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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.

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.

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

A&E survey: Best and worst performing trusts revealed

Five trusts have been identified as offering a poor overall experience to patients in their accident and emergency departments, based on a new Care Quality Commission patient survey.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Teaching trust raises concerns over tie up with smaller hospitals

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.

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Exclusive: New STP lead reveals five CCGs target single provider contracts

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.

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NHS leader to replace council chief as STP boss

One of the council chiefs leading a sustainability and transformation partnership is to stand down and hand the role to a local NHS service leader.

Jon Green

Hospital trust names new chief executive

Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust has appointed Jon Green, the executive chief operating office at nearby West Suffolk Foundation Trust, as its new chief executive.

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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London Eye: Chain-gang

What is going on in England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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North Norfolk CCG chief resigns

WORKFORCE: North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group chief officer Mark Taylor has resigned.

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Exclusive: Official index reveals tech leaders and laggards

A new NHS England assessment of “digital maturity” across the NHS lays bare significant variation among providers, HSJ can reveal.

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Revealed: Five trusts seeking millions for reconfiguration

Documents released by the Department of Health show five foundation trusts where reconfiguration of services could be necessary.

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Norfolk trusts sign joint sustainability agreement

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.

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Revealed: Trusts' estimated savings potential

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.

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King's Lynn ‘up for’ radical restructure to stave off £39m deficit

Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust is planning a radical restructure after an independent review said it faced a £39m funding deficit by 2018-19.

Savings must be found without any additional transitional finance to help establish new services

Revealed: 11 trusts whose DH bailouts were converted to loans

The Department of Health obliged some of the most seriously troubled hospitals in the NHS to receive their bailouts in the form of ‘loans’ last year, DH figures show.

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King’s Lynn removed from special measures but with Monitor warning

PERFORMANCE: Monitor has taken Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust out of special measures.

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Updated: Eighth trust to leave special measures regime

PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has recommended that Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust should come out of special measures.

Challenged trust appoints new chief executive

WORKFORCE: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust has appointed Dorothy Hosein as its chief executive.

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The go-to leader for trusts in a crisis

Strong leadership sets Manjit Obhrai apart from the rest

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Special measures can have 'detrimental effect', trust chief warns

The special measures regime for struggling hospitals has the potential to demoralise staff and hamper efforts to fill much needed vacancies, according to a high profile troubleshooter tasked with putting one trust back on track.

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King's Lynn to remain in special measures

PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has recommended that Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust remains in special measures.

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Exclusive: Trusts plead for extra cash to pay bills

Hospital trusts needed financial help last year to fend off legal threats from suppliers, update “obsolete” medical equipment and even keep electricity supplies flowing, according to a raft of pleas for bailouts seen by HSJ.

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King’s Lynn report has potential to be explosive

MPs will watch Monitor’s team very closely

Monitor to send contingency planning team into King’s Lynn

PERFORMANCE: Monitor is to send a contingency planning team to Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn to develop options for securing sustainable patient services at the financially troubled foundation trust.

This week HSJ celebrates the launch of its list of the top 50 NHS provider chief executives

HSJ Live 24.03.2014: HSJ celebrates the NHS's outstanding chief executives

This week HSJ celebrates the launch of its list of the top 50 chief executives of NHS provider organisations, and the rest of today’s comment and news

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Exclusive: More than a third of hospitals set to end year in the red

More than a third of hospital trusts are predicting deficits at the end of this financial year, HSJ research has found.

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The friends and family test is much more than a target

The survey can bring the NHS into the 21st century

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Evolution of the new intelligent monitoring tool

Replacing CQC’s quality and risk profiles

The NHS single failure regime

Don’t be complacent, regulation is beginning to bite

Be prepared for the single failure regime

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Analysed: Lamb's integration pioneers

The Department of Health’s integrated care “pioneers” will be monitored centrally to check progress against their plans and could be stripped of their status if they lose their way, health minister Norman Lamb has said.

QE King’s Lynn performance troubles persist

Queen Elizabeth King’s Lynn Foundation Trust posted a £1m larger than forecast deficit for August and continued to breach its four-hour accident and emergency target.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital makes senior appointments

WORKFORCE Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Trust has made a raft of senior appointments, according to trust board papers.

King’s Lynn FT to bring in ‘external support’ after regulator mauling  

Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust is to bring in “external support” to sort out financial and performance problems identified by regulators, Monitor has announced.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn awaits regulator verdict

PERFORMANCE Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Trust is set to hear from the Care Quality Commission after underperformance in three areas led to the trust being reprimanded by regulators, according to board papers.

New non exec directors appointed at East of England Ambulance Service Trust

WORKFORCE: The NHS Trust Development Authority has rubberstamped the appointment of two interim non-executive directors at East of England Ambulance Service Trust.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital misses A&E target two months running

PERFORMANCE Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn Trust did not hit the accident and emergency four-hour waiting target in April and May, according to commissioners.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital tops never events league  

PERFORMANCE Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust recorded seven never events in the first three quarters of the 2012-13 financial year.

Queen Elizabeth Kings Lynn Trust reports mixed sex accommodation breaches

PERFORMANCE Four of the five mixed sex accommodation breaches reported in the Midlands and East in December 2012 were recorded by Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Trust.

Pressure ulcers concerns raised by Norfolk and Waveney

PERFORMANCE NHS Norfolk & Waveney PCT cluster is “very concerned” about the high incidence of pressure ulcers across all its providers, according to board papers.

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East of England pathology shake-up announced

NHS Midlands and East has announced the successful bidders in a tender for pathology services across the East of England, as part of a long-awaited reconfiguration intended to cut the region’s lab bill by up to £29m.

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Latest scores spark fresh doubt over 'friends and family test'

Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust has recorded the lowest score yet by any organisation on the friends and family test, according to the latest data from the pilot of the fledging patient satisfaction survey.

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Vascular services set for major reconfiguration

A major shake-up in vascular services is planned for the East of England, with several hospitals set to lose work.

Appraisal 'step change' needed at QE hospital

WORKFORCE: Appraisal rates at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, need to undergo a “step change” if they are to meet the target of 90 per cent, the board heard.

King's Lynn staff to lose parking permits

WORKFORCE: Around 180 staff who live close to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, are to lose parking permits under a new car parking strategy adopted by the trust.

Bid for Birmingham 'medical quarter'

COMMERCIAL: Property developers and a leading healthcare technology firm have joined forced to try and create a ‘medical quarter’ in Birmingham.

Two more hospital trusts placed in significant breach by Monitor

Two more foundations trusts have been placed in significant breach of their terms of authorisation, taking the total to 15 of the 78 acute trusts regulated by Monitor.

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The NHS trusts leading the way on sustainability and efficiency

A recent league table of over 2,000 UK businesses ranked four NHS trusts as the highest performing organisations. NHS Sustainable Development Unit director David Pencheon explains why other trusts must aim to emulate this success.

Queen Elizabeth FT appoints new chief exec

WORKFORCE: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn FT has appointed a new chief executive.

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Number of financially troubled FTs doubles

The number of foundation trusts with serious financial problems has doubled since the last quarter, new data shows.

QEH issues apology to patient moved nine times

PERFORMANCE: Managers at Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn FT have apologised to a patient who was moved between nine different wards while being treated for a heart attack.

Early acute overspend leads to £10m 'pressures' forecast in Norfolk

FINANCE: Norfolk primary care trust is predicting acute activity to be above plan by more than £10m by the end of the year, as “all major providers” are currently over performing.

Chief exec to leave King's Lynn FT

WORKFORCE: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital FT’s chief executive will leave the trust in October, it has been announced.

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Quality and finance problems evident in the East

There have been problems of late for acute providers in the East, with two of its foundation trusts in trouble with the Care Quality Commission and another being scrutinised by the strategic health authority.

£20m research centre for University Hospitals Birmingham

STRUCTURE: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham is to host £20m national centre for research into treating trauma.

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Two more trusts achieve foundation status

Monitor has confirmed two more trusts have achieved foundation status.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn achieves FT status

STRUCTURE: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn has been authorised as a foundation trust.

'Bullied' NHS whistleblower wins claim

'Bullied' NHS whistleblower wins claim

An employment tribunal has ruled in favour of a south London cancer specialist who claimed he had been bullied and harassed after expressing concern over NHS cost-cutting measures.

Trusts fail to keep up pace on stroke targets

Trusts fail to keep up pace on stroke targets

Fewer than 40 per cent of acute and specialist trusts are achieving the required standards of stroke care.

Trust faces bad practice allegations

Trust faces bad practice allegations

A senior NHS cancer specialist was branded a trouble-making whistleblower and effectively sacked after alleging bad practices at a London hospital, he will claim.

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Clinical coding improves but third of trusts still overcharging

Hospital trusts have improved their clinical coding, but a third are still overcharging commissioners by as much as 6 per cent, the latest audit results show.

NHS London closes provider agency

NHS London has abolished its provider agency, which was established two years ago to lead its trusts in gaining foundation status.

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Alan Johnson approves south east London NHS reconfiguration

Far-reaching hospital reconfiguration proposals for south east London have been approved by health secretary Alan Johnson.