Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

Barking: the unanswered questions

The financial meltdown at Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trusts has aroused huge interest and no little concern from HSJ readers, both in the capital and from senior figures across the country.

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CEO failed to 'grasp severity' of trust's financial crisis

A review into financial governance failures at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust recommended its chief executive be removed. It also made multiple criticisms of the board.

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Medical director's position may be 'unsustainable' after tackling 'inappropriate' consultants

It may be “unsustainable” for a trust’s medical director to remain in post after he sought to challenge “inappropriate behaviours” among its medical consultants, a review has found.

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Chief executive steps down amid financial concerns

The chief executive of a troubled acute trust has stepped down amid continuing concerns over its financial performance.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Cancer Care

Winner Belfast Health and Social Care Trust: Improving the safety of chemotherapy prescribing through implementation of a standardised electronic assessment proforma

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Education and Training

Winner Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust: Continuous improvement training – creating an army of problem solvers

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Palliative Care

Winner Velindre Trust: Improving palliative pathways by developing a rapid access radiographer led service

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Trust meets financial target after 'technical fix' to stock levels

A leading acute trust met its financial control total for the second month of the year after a “technical fix” to its stock levels.

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Trust loses £26m arbitration with commissioners

A hospital trust has lost its £26m arbitration challenge with its main commissioners, HSJ can reveal.

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Trust had 2,000 patients wait more than a year for treatment

A hospital trust had 2,000 patients wait more than a year for elective treatment, HSJ can reveal.

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Troubled acute seeks permanent FD as another interim departs

A troubled acute trust says it will look to recruit a substantive finance director after the departure of another interim from the role.

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Trust pays overdue invoices after £25.5m loan

A hospital trust in financial special measures has improved its payment of suppliers after getting a £25.5m loan from the Department of Health and Social Care.

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Financial performance: Best and worst of 2017-18

Twenty NHS providers accounted for almost £600m of deterioration against the trust sector’s financial plans in 2017-18.

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Trust sector reports 'window dressing' deficit of almost £1bn

NHS trusts ended last year with a combined deficit of £960m, according to accounting data published by regulators.

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Trusts draw down £3bn in cash bailouts

NHS trusts drew down almost £3bn of emergency cash from the government last year, as providers with continuing budget deficits struggled to maintain payments to staff and suppliers.

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Trust pays £10,000 after patient death caused by staff shortages

An NHS trust has paid £10,000 to the family of a woman who died after “delayed and inadequate” investigations left her with terminal cancer.

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Following the Money: Carillion collapse offers lessons to NHS over late payments

HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black. This week by correspondent Nick Carding.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

NHS Improvement director should stand down

NHS Improvement says it wants to get real on trust sector finances, but its commitment to credible financial planning will continue to be questioned while its regional finance director for London remains in post.

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Financial 'breakdown' led to patient safety risks at teaching trust, review finds

Patient safety was put at risk by a “significant breakdown in financial governance” at a large acute trust, an independent investigation has found.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: A&E end of year report

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover