All articles by Esther Oxford – Page 2

  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, South London Healthcare NHS Trust
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    Exclusive: Circle signs trust's wish list to mitigate impact of new contract


    Circle signs agreement to reduce financial impact on trust which lost contract Includes termination clause if planned MSK activity levels at Lewisham and Greenwich Trust fall Trust will deliver care from five community hubs Circle Health has agreed to a set of actions designed to reduce the financial ...

  • Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    STPs clash over possible 'repatriation' of services


    Frimley Helath FT says new cardiovascular arrangement risked "potentially breaking up an existing network of relationships” Trust expects to make its case against “repatriation” at Surrey Heartlands STP review Surrey Heartlands plan mentions devolution and plans to “re-patriate activity” Two sustainability and transformation plan areas are in ...

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    CCG pays ambulance staff wages following private provider dispute


    £642,000 of goodwill payments made to ambulance workers by CCG Chief finance officer says: “We are not setting a precendent” CCG admits “there was frailty in the subcontracting market” Commissioners in Sussex paid a total of £642,000 in wages to former NHS staff after their private company employer ...

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    Original special measures trust exits regime


    Medway FT now rated requires improvement, and good for being caring, effective and well led CQC praises “strong leadership and clear communication” Improvements need to be made in urgent and emergency services, surgery and critical care A hospital which was previously ranked as one of the worst in ...

  • Jacqueline Totterdell
    HSJ Local

    Special measures trust appoints fourth chief executive in a year


    A major teaching hospital trust in special measures has appointed its fourth chief executive in less than a year.

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    HSJ Local

    Former CPS chief named chair of special measures trust


    A former chief executive of the Crown Prosecution Service has been appointed chair of a struggling ambulance trust

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    New London devolution deal postponed


    A planned announcement on devolution in London, which was due tomorrow and expected to involve devolving health powers, has been halted less than a week after the “deal” was revealed in the budget.

  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich
    HSJ Local

    Circle contract win means trust 'risks going in special measures'


    PwC report says trust could lose up to £6.6m of income and risk being put into financial special measures Patient safety could be put at risk if Circle subcontracts MSK services to another provider, report says CCG says it is taking action to prevent the trust being destabilised ...

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  • Lawyer

    Virgin Care starts legal proceedings against NHS


    Virgin Care issues legal proceedings after losing £82m, three year contract to provide children’s services Virgin spokesman complains of “serious flaws in the procurement process” Commissioners say they they “have confidence in the process” A private provider has launched legal proceedings against eight NHS commissioners after losing a ...

  • St George’s Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Patients come to 'severe harm' after teaching trust data failure


    Two patients came to “severe harm” after their data was not completed properly at a teaching hospital.

  • city of london

    New London NHS devo deal 'will cement progress'


    Details of a second government deal to devolve further health powers in London are to be agreed imminently, following an announcement in today’s Budget.

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    Chief finance officer at £71m deficit trust resigns


    Interim chief finance officer leaves after four months Trust says arrangements for an interim cover will be announced in a few days Permanent chief officer will be appointed shortly with interviews scheduled for early April, trust says The chief finance officer at a major teaching hospital has resigned ...

  • St George’s Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Two million patient records cross-checked by London trust


    Two million “incomplete patient records” need to be cross-checked 129,000 people have been identified as having incomplete patient records but more are to follow Validation process will be finished in August 2018 at the earliest Two million patient records have been cross-checked by a major London trust following ...

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    Hospital group pioneer says more trusts are seeking partnerships


    Collaboration gives “the advantages of scale that come with merger and acquisition without the downsides” Major teaching hospital wants to share its 1300 consultants “across a wider network of hospitals” District hospital retains its own board, own chief executive and full responsiblity for patient safety District general hospitals around the ...

  • Birmingham Children's Hospital
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    Children's hospital trust first to be rated outstanding


    Trust rated as outstanding overall and for being caring, effective and responsive All children referred to the hospital were seen within six weeks Neonatal services rated as inadequate for safety because of poor staffing levels A top children’s hospital has received the highest possible rating from the Care ...

  • Great Ormond Street

    Top trust chooses Epic for £50m patient records contract


    Epic electronic patient records system aims to go live by 2019 New data platform will create a bank of secure, de-identified data, which can be used in real time IT system will “transform the way in which we manage our research projects” trust says One of the most ...

  • St George’s Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Former council chief to chair special measures trust


    Gillian Norton named as St George’s chair after being non-executive director since June 2016 Ms Norton has been a council chief executive and led on health issues for the South London Partnership Twenty candidates applied for the role A new chair has been appointed at St George’s University ...

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    HSJ Local

    Concerns over future of pioneering heart failure unit


    First of its kind heart failure unit opened in 2015 Waits of up to five days for admission to unit due to limited capacity Trust spokesman says “we need to ensure the service is sustainable” “Significant” concerns have been raised over the sustainability of a pioneering heart failure ...

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    Private provider to rent space from NHS trust for 25 years


    £38m dedicated cancer unit will occupy top four floors of Guy’s and St Thomas’ new cancer centre Negotiations underway to offer NHS patients access to private robotics theatre American hospital firm to rent the facilities on a 25 year lease A major teaching trust in London is leasing ...