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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.

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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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Trust exits special measures after 28 months

West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust has left special measures two and half years after first entering it.

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HSJ Awards 2017: Workforce

The team developed a recruitment and retention plan to improve the retention rates in the maternity unit.


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.

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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.

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.


CCGs demand patients lose weight or face indefinite wait for surgery

People in Hertfordshire who smoke or are obese face indefinite waits for routine surgery unless they quit smoking or lose weight, commissioners have decided as they try to save £68m this financial year.

Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust

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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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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Trust to remain in special measures despite rating upgrade

West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust will remain in special measures despite the Care Quality Commission upgrading its rating from inadequate to requires improvement.

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Exclusive: Trusts could be refused bailouts to pay suppliers

The Department of Health has warned NHS trusts they could be refused cash bailouts even when suppliers are refusing to deal with them due to late payments.

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Leaked STP reveals region cannot meet control totals

NHS organisations in Hertfordshire and Essex are unable to “accept” their control totals for the next two financial years, according to a sustainability and transformation plan leaked to HSJ.

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STP names trust chief executive as new lead

The Hertfordshire and West Essex sustainability and transformation plan has a new lead after the incumbent stepped down due to concerns over the time needed to carry out the role.

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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.


Revealed: Ministers sign off £300k of pay rises for trust chairs

Ministers agreed nearly £300,000 in pay rises for the chairs of NHS trusts over the past year, HSJ can reveal.

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London Eye: Chain-gang

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


Royal Free chief appointed accountable officer at neighbouring trust

STRUCTURE: The chief executive of a hospital chain has become the accountable officer for a struggling neighbouring trust.

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Survey: who really wants to see a seven-day clinical service?

The vast majority of the 100 health service leaders surveyed by Siemens and HSJ thought a clinical service operating at the same level every day of the week unnecessary