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Troubled trust appoints fifth CEO in five years

A financially troubled Hertfordshire trust has appointed its fifth leader in five years.

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London Eye: Q2

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Former health minister to chair STP

A former health minister has been appointed as the chair of a Home Counties sustainability and transformation partnership.

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Struggling trust faces £5m hit as CCG looks to private providers

A struggling acute trust faces fines of £5m in relation to its elective performance, with most of the cash expected to pay for capacity from private and specialist providers instead.

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London Eye: Lab's labours lost?

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

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London Eye: No white smoke

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

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London Eye: Who will be the capital's new NHS boss?

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

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Trust rejects full hospital group membership

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.

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Revealed: The slowest invoice payers in the NHS

A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.

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'Fantasy' trust debts overtake PFI liabilities

A steep increase in emergency bailouts means NHS trusts’ total borrowing from the Department of Health and Social Care has overtaken their PFI liabilities.

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Sloman replaced as accountable officer at 'group' trust

The chief executive of a “vanguard” hospital group has been replaced as accountable officer at one of its member trusts.

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Financial performance: Best and worst of 2017-18

Twenty NHS providers accounted for almost £600m of deterioration against the trust sector’s financial plans in 2017-18.

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Revealed: New money for 15 trusts to trial flexible working

Fifteen NHS trusts have been selected by the Department of Health and Social Care to receive funding for pilot projects to enable flexible working.

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Hospital chief executive to head up charity

The leader of a financially struggling acute trust is leaving to become chief executive of a mental health charity.

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Hospital chain trust expects nearly £100m deficit

The founder trust of a hospital group has declared its “underlying deficit” is likely to be more than £95m this financial year.

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Trusts reveal plans to centralise services after GIRFT review

Trusts have begun taking steps to centralise vascular surgery following an NHS Improvement clinical review, HSJ can reveal.

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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.

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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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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.