West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

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Small hospital trust rated outstanding

West Suffolk Foundation Trust has joined the elite band of just 14 NHS providers rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

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.

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Exclusive: Treasury belatedly approves £160m tech funding

The Treasury has approved £160m of funding for 16 flagship digital trusts, but concerns remain about delays in accessing the money, HSJ has learned.

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Tech fund raid concerns raised as £100m remains on hold

Concerns that a high profile £100m global digital exemplar fund could be raided by ministers have been raised to HSJ, as NHS England remains locked in talks with them over its release.

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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.

Digital

How to go digital and influence people

Leaders at some of the NHS global digital exemplar trusts tell Claire Read how stability of leadership and consistency of direction have been key factors in their success

Dermot o riordan

How to keep clinicians happy with IT: don’t mess up a data project

Managing data quality well adds up to a successful mutual investment between clinical and IT colleagues, with patients the winners

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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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Hunt names 12 'digital excellence' trusts in line for funding

Jeremy Hunt is today due to name 12 trusts that will “deliver pioneering approaches to digital services” as he looks to “fast track” technology implementation in the NHS.

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Host trust quits financially 'fragile' NHS pathology venture

A flagship NHS joint venture has been left reeling after the host trust revealed it was quitting the financially troubled partnership, which racked up a £15m deficit last year.

St James's University Hospital

Revealed: Trusts borrow millions to pay for redundancies and beds

Papers released by the Department of Health show trusts have borrowed hundreds of millions of pounds to pay suppliers, make redundancies and increase bed capacity.

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Send patients to other trusts to avoid IT rollout 'turmoil', says tech chief

TECHNOLOGY: Trusts implementing large IT projects should be able to send patients to nearby hospitals to ease pressure during the “go live” period, a senior chief clinical information officer has argued.

Claire Murdoch

Updated noon: 14 chiefs now deny support for contract imposition

Fourteen of the twenty chief executive signatories to David Dalton’s letter to Jeremy Hunt on the junior doctor contract have told HSJ that they do not support imposition of the contract.

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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.

Workforce

Serco: Suffolk contract was ‘not long enough’ for change

The manager overseeing outsourcing giant Serco’s contract to provide community services across Suffolk has told HSJ its three year deal was ‘not long enough’ to carry out the level of transformation needed in the region.

West Suffolk Foundation Trust

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HSJ100 roundtable: How do you fill a £30bn funding gap?

The NHS must deliver huge efficiency savings in the next few years

Blood pathology

Exclusive: NHS owned pathology joint venture expects £4.5m loss

A pathology joint venture owned by six NHS trusts is forecasting a £4.5m deficit for its first year of operation, HSJ has learned.

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Trust falls short on nursing provision in 20pc of shifts

WORKFORCE: One in five shifts at West Suffolk Foundation Trust did not have enough nurses during January, trust board papers show.