NHS Improvement has revealed the 16 trusts in the first wave of its £25m turnaround programme.

The regulator has significantly expanded the programme from the estimated £10m cost HSJ reported in March.

Consultancies will be sent into mental health, ambulance and acute trusts (see box, below) in a move NHS Improvement hopes will save £50m in its first year.

The 16 trusts contributed £301m to 2015-16’s £2.45bn deficit.

As HSJ reported in March, trusts had to apply for and must pay for the support themselves.

NHSI’s senior responsible officer for the financial improvement programme, Jason Dorsett, said: “The financial challenge the NHS is under has been well documented. In an effort to help providers tackle these difficulties, we will support trusts to tackle the more difficult savings that previous cost improvement programmes have been unable to reach. It will also share innovative approaches, tools and lessons learnt with the rest of the NHS.”

More NHS providers will be brought in to the programme as part of a second wave later in the year.

First wave of turnaround trusts

Below are the 16 trusts in the financial improvement programme, their 2015-16 deficit position and the consultancy they are working with:

  • Barnet, Enfield, Haringey Mental Health Trust – £7.5m deficit - PWC
  • Bedford Hospital Trust – £18m deficit - EY
  • Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust – £45m deficit - McKinsey
  • Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust – £29.2m deficit - McKinsey
  • Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals FT – £36.4m deficit - KPMG
  • East Midlands Ambulance Service Trust – £12.2m deficit - SSG Health
  • Imperial College Healthcare Trust – £30.1m deficit - PwC
  • Maidstone And Tunbridge Wells Trust £23.4m – deficit - KPMG
  • Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust – £20.5m deficit - Deloitte
  • Milton Keynes Hospital FT – £31.8m deficit - EY
  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals FT – £21.9m deficit - PwC
  • Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust – £24.5m surplus - Deloitte
  • Southend University Hospital FT – £19.5m deficit - Grant Thornton
  • Stockport FT – £12.9m deficit - KPMG
  • Taunton and Somerset FT – £9.8m deficit - PwC
  • University Hospital of South Manchester FT – £7.4m deficit - KPMG

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