A foundation trust has refused to release a governance report after a follow up review showed it had been “fundamentally transformed” from having a “dysfunctional” board.
Trusts have begun taking steps to centralise vascular surgery following an NHS Improvement clinical review, HSJ can reveal.
HSJ approached all the trusts that were at or beneath the threshold for one or more of the GIRFT vascular activity measures. Many gave candid descriptions of their issues and what they planned to do, or had done, about them.
HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.
Trusts in Berkshire and Surrey are looking at creating a pharmacy joint venture modelled on their existing pathology service.
Major plans to reform stroke services in Kent and Medway could leave the east of the county with just one stroke centre and the west of the county without one at all.
Lewisham and Greenwich Trust: A Safer Approach to Ethical Feeding Decisions
An acute trust has admitted that 22 of its cancer patients, including three who have either died or are terminally ill, could have been harmed after appointments were not followed up.
Two trusts have been chosen by NHS Improvement and the Care Quality Commission to pilot the new use of resources rating, ahead of a national rollout that is expected to be delayed.
A planned merger of two acute foundation trusts has been called off after one of the providers involved decided merging did not offer the best chance of stabilising either finances or services.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
The NHS must ensure that informatics’ potential for savings and productivity must be fulfilled quickly
SERVICE DESIGN: The number of hospitals in Kent and Medway admitting patients for treatment after a stroke is likely to be reduced to three or four.
FINANCE: A trust which is being investigated by NHS Improvement after its deficit soared says part of it was due to an extra payment to the NHS Litigation Authority.
This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.
STRUCTURE: The proposed merger between two Surrey trusts is likely to be delayed by at least eight months – and may not even happen in the way originally planned.
STRUCTURE: The long awaited merger between two foundation trusts has been paused for the second time in three months.
STRUCTURE: Two Surrey trusts could merge as early as the summer after their boards decided to press ahead with revised plans.
Headline savings estimates sent to hospital trusts as part of Lord Carter’s review into NHS efficiency are based purely on contentious reference costs data, HSJ has established.