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    Revealed: The seven hospitals struggling to recover from ransomware attack


    Seven trusts receiving national support following cyber attack are named Security experts warn it is likely there will be more organisations affected at ‘significant scale’ Concerns focused on primary care The seven hospitals which are receiving special support from national organisations in the wake of ...

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    Updated: 48 trusts hit by ransomware attack


    Multiple hospital trusts and other NHS organisations are suffering significant IT systems problems following a major ransomware attack.

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    HSJ Local

    NHS trust replacing qualified nurses with nursing associates


    East and North Hertfordshire Trust to replace 21 nurse posts with nursing associates Royal College of Nursing warns the move is worrying and will short change patients Nursing associate role is being developed by Health Education England The Royal College of Nursing has criticised plans by an NHS

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    Exclusive: Trusts get £187m incentive payments despite plans slipping


    Analysis shows 40 providers now forecast to breach their deficit target after receiving nearly £200m of incentive payments Sustainability and transformation fund was introduced to reward trusts that agree and meet their financial targets Some trusts have received more than two-thirds of their STF allocation, yet are ...

  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

    NHS finances: The best and worst performing trusts in quarter three


    HSJ  analysis shows which trusts are performing best, and worst, against their financial plans in 2016-17.

  • Lister Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Trust set to miss financial target by £20m


    The trust was set a financial control total of £8.6m deficit for 2016-17 £10m deterioration in December due to expected income from commissioners not being realised, as well as unexpected charges A major centralisation of acute services has reduced the number of beds at the trust, but failed to

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    HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards shortlist revealed


    The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.

  • Lister Hospital

    Leaked STP reveals region cannot meet control totals


    Hertfordshire and west Essex STP reveals a £93m gap in meeting combined control totals for 2017-18 and 2019-20 £101m social care funding gap for the region is unresolved Two trusts require a minimum of £324m investment to remedy “extremely poor” infrastructure NHS organisations in Hertfordshire ...

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    HSJ Local

    NHS 'opt out' pension scheme deemed legal


    Pensions Regulator rules East and North Hertfordshire Trust’s new opt-out pension scheme as legal Despite criticising a similar scheme earlier this year, NHS Pension Board says trust is “entitled to engage its staff” on “alternative employment” offers Trust says the scheme appears “successful” and

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    HSJ Local

    STP names trust chief executive as new lead


    The Hertfordshire and West Essex sustainability and transformation plan has a new lead after the incumbent stepped down due to concerns over the time needed to carry out the role.

  • The Christie

    Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust


    Each trust placed in one of four categories based on the level of support they require from NHS Improvement Trusts will be formally categorised next month as part of the regulator’s new “single oversight framework” Thirty-five out of 238 trusts will have “maximum autonomy” See every ...

  • Payslip

    Revealed: Ministers sign off £300k of pay rises for trust chairs


    Ministers agreed nearly £300,000 in pay rises for the chairs of NHS trusts over the past year, HSJ can reveal.

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    HSJ Local

    Trust's mortality concerns persist despite multiple improvement drives


    East and North Hertfordshire Trust had outlier SHMI rates in five out of the eight reporting periods since 2014 “Large difference” between HSMR and SHMI rates due to palliative care coding Latest quality account report raised concerns over information governance, lower rate of incident reporting

  • Lister Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Trust makes controversial pension offer to reduce vacancies


    East and North Herts Trust to offer a higher salary to new nurses if they opt out of NHS pension NHS Pension Board previously raised concerns that similar scheme at Oxleas FT “induced” staff to choose pension opt-out NHS Improvement aware of ENHT’s decision for “some time” A Hertfordshire trust

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    Host trust quits financially 'fragile' NHS pathology venture


    Cambridge University Hospitals pulls out of flagship pathology project it was hosting Trust faces £5m bill to extricate itself from The Pathology Partnership Cambridge says partnership lost £15m last year, costing trust £3.7m Partnership insists it will “evolve” A flagship NHS joint venture has ...

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    Analysis: The trusts whose finances fell furthest despite 'urgent action'


    In January, NHS Improvement called for “collective urgent action” to reduce the provider sector deficit. But significant number of acute trusts reported an outturn position in April that was worse than forecast in January. Bulk of improvements were made through one-off technical measures. Ten

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    HSJ Local

    Hospital trusts explore closer working


    STRUCTURE: Two hospital trusts are exploring closer working in a move which could eventually see a full merger.

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    Worst A&E performance since targets began


    A E performance for full A E departments worst since targets were introduced Attendances up by a quarter, admissions up by more than half Thinktank warns performance could deteriorate further if more funding not found The English NHS has recorded its worst yearly results for four hour

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    HSJ Knowledge

    Taking advance care planning into our own hands


    We can learn from successful models of advance care planning in the US

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    Thirty worst A&E trusts called to London summit


    NHS Improvement chief raised concerns over “organisations who consistently deliver very low levels of performance” January was “a very difficult month” for A E departments, Jim Mackey said Trusts “left in no doubt whatsoever that there needs to be a sustained improvement” The 30 worst ...