Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover
A trust has rejected an offer to become a full member of a neighbouring hospital group amid concerns about “cherry picking”, stability and the loss of clinical services.
A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.
A steep increase in emergency bailouts means NHS trusts’ total borrowing from the Department of Health and Social Care has overtaken their PFI liabilities.
The chief executive of a “vanguard” hospital group has been replaced as accountable officer at one of its member trusts.
Twenty NHS providers accounted for almost £600m of deterioration against the trust sector’s financial plans in 2017-18.
Fifteen NHS trusts have been selected by the Department of Health and Social Care to receive funding for pilot projects to enable flexible working.
The leader of a financially struggling acute trust is leaving to become chief executive of a mental health charity.
The founder trust of a hospital group has declared its “underlying deficit” is likely to be more than £95m this financial year.
Trusts have begun taking steps to centralise vascular surgery following an NHS Improvement clinical review, HSJ can reveal.
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.
NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.
A financial turnaround project where management consultants are sent to work with NHS trusts has been shelved by NHS Improvement, HSJ has learned.
West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust has left special measures two and half years after first entering it.
The team developed a recruitment and retention plan to improve the retention rates in the maternity unit.
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.
A mental health trust chief executive will lead a neighbouring acute trust as part of a hospital chain, HSJ understands.
More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.
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.