A two year patient transport contract was awarded to an ambulance trust, after it said it would not otherwise be able to provide short term support, it has emerged.
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.
Hertfordshire Care Providers Association, Hertfordshire County Council and East and North Hertfordshire CCG: Complex Care Premium
East and North Hertfordshire Trust has reported a steep deterioration in its finances and is now forecast to end the financial year with a £28m deficit.
The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust, which has long struggled against key performance targets, has been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission and placed in special measures.
An acute trust in Hertfordshire has recorded a persistently high organisation level mortality rate, despite multiple reviews and attempts at improvement over several years.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
A pathology joint venture owned by six NHS trusts is forecasting a £4.5m deficit for its first year of operation, HSJ has learned.
ACUTE CARE: The new Queen Elizabeth II hospital in Welwyn Garden City is on schedule to start delivering services in May.
There is huge variation in the sums clinical commissioning groups have paid in salaries to GPs for their involvement, HSJ analysis has revealed.
East and North Hertfordshire Trust faces a £2m bill following its takeover of a poorly performing privately-run treatment centre, HSJ has learned.
The report fell short on patient empowerment
A privately-run surgical centre is to be taken over by the NHS following repeated complaints about patient safety.
PERFORMANCE: Hertfordshire Community Trust is putting on additional sessions to ensure young children are given health screening, after it fell below targets for the number seen.
PERFORMANCE: A troubled independent sector treatment centre is contining to affect performance in Hertfordshire.
PERFORMANCE: Hertfordshire Community Trust saw complaints rise to 68 in the third quarter compared with 56 in quarter two and 51 in quarter one.
FINANCE: East and North Herts CCG is expecting to overspend on acute services by £12.5m by the end of the financial year – but is offsetting them by underspends elsewhere. A report to NHS Hertfordshire’s board showed significant underspends on areas such as re-enablement in the forecast outcome of £3.7m.