NHS East and North Hertfordshire CCG

Patient transport

Trust given two-year contract after private provider collapse

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.

Scales

CCGs demand patients lose weight or face indefinite wait for surgery

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.

Workforce efficiency

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Workforce Efficiency

Hertfordshire Care Providers Association, Hertfordshire County Council and East and North Hertfordshire CCG: Complex Care Premium

Lister Hospital

Trust set to miss financial target by £20m

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.

Heart monitor

Trust in special measures after safety and leadership failings

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.

Lungx x-ray

Trust's mortality concerns persist despite multiple improvement drives

An acute trust in Hertfordshire has recorded a persistently high organisation level mortality rate, despite multiple reviews and attempts at improvement over several years.

Medical tray with syringe, pills and water

Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’

Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.

Cambridge

CCG plans to move services from ‘void’ hospital

NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG

Blood pathology

Exclusive: NHS owned pathology joint venture expects £4.5m loss

A pathology joint venture owned by six NHS trusts is forecasting a £4.5m deficit for its first year of operation, HSJ has learned.

Building site

New Hertfordshire hospital to open in May

ACUTE CARE: The new Queen Elizabeth II hospital in Welwyn Garden City is on schedule to start delivering services in May.

Male GP injecting arm of older woman patient

Exclusive: Huge variation in CCG spend on GP involvement

There is huge variation in the sums clinical commissioning groups have paid in salaries to GPs for their involvement, HSJ analysis has revealed.

Alastair McLellan

Integration pioneers dare to dream big

We should welcome the ambition of bold CCGs and councils

Trust faces £2m bill to take over treatment centre

East and North Hertfordshire Trust faces a £2m bill following its takeover of a poorly performing privately-run treatment centre, HSJ has learned.

Francis report

Patient leaders should have been Francis' first recommendation

The report fell short on patient empowerment

Surgicentre taken over by NHS following safety concerns

A privately-run surgical centre is to be taken over by the NHS following repeated complaints about patient safety.

Additional screening sessions in Herts

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.

Independent provider hitting waiting performance in Herts

PERFORMANCE: A troubled independent sector treatment centre is contining to affect performance in Hertfordshire.

More complaints at Herts Community Trust

PERFORMANCE: Hertfordshire Community Trust saw complaints rise to 68 in the third quarter compared with 56 in quarter two and 51 in quarter one.

Herts CCG expecting £12.5m acute overspend

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.

Now Herts Community Health expects £1m surplus

FINANCE: Hertfordshire Community Trust expects to end the year with a surplus of £1.05m against a plan of £1.23m.