Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

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.

Michelle McKay

Struggling trust remains 'inadequate' despite leadership improvements

A West Midlands hospital where patients died on trolleys last winter has retained its inadequate rating, with the Care Quality Commission saying “it remained severely crowded”.

A lab technician adjusting samples

Pathology network tenders £112m contract amid potential expansion

Pathology chiefs in the West Midlands have tendered a major contract despite uncertainty over whether they will follow NHS Improvement’s recommendations about which trusts will be in their network.

Charles Waddicor

Former PCT chief appointed to chair STP

The Worcestershire and Herefordshire sustainability and transformation partnership has appointed veteran NHS manager Charles Waddicor as its independent chair.

Michelle McKay

Struggling A&E 'feeling increased pressure', warns trust chief

A trust where patients died on trollies last winter is already near full capacity at its main hospital and struggling to maintain safe staffing levels coming into winter.

East Surrey hospital

Revealed: Seven trusts breaching break even duty until 2022

Seven NHS trusts believe they will not technically break even for five years or more, with two requiring until 2026, HSJ analysis reveals.

Grenfell Tower

Exclusive: More than 50 trusts yet to carry out post-Grenfell fire checks

More than 50 NHS trusts have confirmed they have not had a fire service inspection since the Grenfell Tower disaster – despite all providers being ordered to arrange them just days after the fire.

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

A&E survey: Best and worst performing trusts revealed

Five trusts have been identified as offering a poor overall experience to patients in their accident and emergency departments, based on a new Care Quality Commission patient survey.

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.

Colchester Hospital

Exclusive: Short tenure of 'inadequate' trust chiefs laid bare

The chief executives of trusts rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission have been in post much longer than those rated inadequate – several of whom have stayed less than a year, HSJ analysis confirms.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust

Trust stays in special measures after being rated inadequate again

A trust where patients died in the corridors last winter has been rated inadequate again, with the Care Quality Commission suggesting outside support will be required “for the foreseeable future”.


Chief exec leaves US-owned NHS procurement partnership

The chief executive of a large NHS procurement partnership, owned by the Hospital Corporation of America, has left the company, HSJ can reveal.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust

Trolley death trust criticised for "culture" of treating A&E patients in corridors

A troubled hospital trust where patients died on trolleys last winter has failed to meet a deadline to resolve outstanding failures of care, CQC inspectors say.

richard beeken

NHS Improvement director appointed to board of struggling trust

A former NHS Improvement director has been made chief operating officer of a cash strapped West Midlands trust.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Special measures trust makes key board appointments

United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust has appointed new interim medical and finance directors this month, its latest board papers confirm.


Revealed: CQC inspects 40 providers after whistleblower concerns

Whistleblowers’ complaints to the Care Quality Commission have resulted in 40 providers having inspections instigated or brought forward in the last year.


Revealed: Trusts with the best and worst manager engagement

NHS staff feel senior managers do not involve them enough in decision making, according to the latest staff survey results, released this morning.


Revealed: Under pressure trust raises bar to admit patients

A struggling trust has said it must to raise the “acuity threshold” for emergency admissions and discharge due to a surge in the number of people attending its accident and emergency department, HSJ has learned.

Richard Beeken

Trust chief executive appointed for six weeks

A trust with high leadership turnover has appointed a new acting chief executive just two months after the previous one was appointed.


Revealed: A&E patients at struggling trust admitted to 'virtual ward'

A struggling hospital trust has found evidence that breaches of the four hour accident and emergency target may have been under-reported because patients were being admitted to a “virtual” ward even when they were still physically in A&E.