Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Four trusts looking into pharmacy joint venture

Trusts in Berkshire and Surrey are looking at creating a pharmacy joint venture modelled on their existing pathology service.

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Commissioners outline stroke services shake-up

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.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Care of Older People

Lewisham and Greenwich Trust: A Safer Approach to Ethical Feeding Decisions

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Trust admits patient harm after cancer appointments not followed up

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.

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Revealed: Trusts chosen to pilot new efficiency rating

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.

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Foundation trusts call off merger

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.

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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Roundtable: How about some big action on data

The NHS must ensure that informatics’ potential for savings and productivity must be fulfilled quickly

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Hospitals providing stroke services to be cut in Kent

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.


Litigation authority payments drag down trust's deficit

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.

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Revealed: First digital maturity index scores in full

This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.

Suzanne Rankin

Surrey FTs merger halted for at least eight months

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.

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Long awaited foundation trust merger delayed again

STRUCTURE: The long awaited merger between two foundation trusts has been paused for the second time in three months.

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FTs agree to push ahead with merger

STRUCTURE: Two Surrey trusts could merge as early as the summer after their boards decided to press ahead with revised plans.

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Exclusive: Carter savings estimates based on discredited data

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.


Revealed: Trusts' estimated savings potential

By using publicly available data, HSJ has been able to closely match the methodology used by Lord Carter to produce trusts’ headline “savings opportunity” figures. Here we list the least and most efficient trusts according to the headline measure, as well as data for all trusts.

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Push for private sector to tackle endoscopy backlog delayed

NHS providers’ attempts to deal with an endoscopy backlog by putting work out to the independent sector have been hampered by accreditation issues, documents obtained by HSJ reveal.

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Surrey FTs merger gets green light from competition authority

STRUCTURE: The proposed merger between two Surrey foundation trusts has been given the go ahead by the Competition and Markets Authority.

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Surrey merger 'provisionally cleared' by CMA

The proposed merger between Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust and Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals Foundation Trust has been ‘provisionally cleared’ by the Competition and Markets Authority.

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Leadership Q&A: Leading with military precision

Experience in a war zone helps Suzanne Rankin empower her NHS staff