West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Pathology

Trio of trusts to outsource pathology services

Three trusts’ pathology services look likely to be outsourced in an STP-wide procurement process.

Brexit puzzle

Exclusive: NHS trusts dismiss Brexit impact on staff retention

NHS trusts are not expecting disruption to services caused by EU staff leaving because of Brexit, according to analysis by HSJ.

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Staff survey analysis: Trusts with the highest and lowest levels of discrimination

The annual staff survey has shown a steady increase in discrimination since 2015. Below is a breakdown of the trusts with the highest and lowest percentages of staff experiencing discrimination at work in the last 12 months, comparing 2017 to 2018.

Money pay coins

Revealed: The winners and losers of government's £2.9bn capital pot

Two out of three requests from NHS trusts for capital investment have so far been rejected under the government’s new funding regime, analysis by HSJ suggests.

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Trust losing third of income rules out legal challenge

A trust set to lose nearly a third of its income after missing out on a major service contract has ruled out a legal challenge.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Rating the Russell era

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

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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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Q2

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

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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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Lab's labours lost?

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

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: No white smoke

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

Ben clover expert briefing

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

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

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

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.

Money

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.

Money

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.