The government has hit back at claims that there is not enough incineration capacity to burn waste from NHS hospitals - accusing the company at the centre of a stockpiling scandal of refusing to pay disposal costs.
Fifteen NHS trusts have transferred their clinical waste management contracts to another provider, after it emerged a key supplier to the NHS was stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste.
A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.
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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.
HSJ has identified 19 providers that have already established a subsidiary company to manage their estate, plus 16 that have told staff they are considering the move.
The team at Sheffield used sustainable measures to reduce food wastage and improve healthy consumption.
More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.
Hospital trusts have set up 39 wholly owned subsidiary companies to run parts of their estate and back office functions.
The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.
Seven trusts in an acute care vanguard have ruled out a merger as part of a joint working agreement to reconfigure services.
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A coroner has called on the health secretary to examine a trust’s systems for reviewing scans after a patient died of an aneurysm that was spotted but not acted upon for four years.
The Dudley Group Foundation Trust has appointed Diane Wake as its new chief executive.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Two district hospitals would stop providing hyper-acute stroke care and reduce access to paediatric surgery under a proposed shake up of services in Yorkshire.
Seven trusts will cede authority over decision making on some services to a new federation board, designed to be the main driver of transforming acute care services serving 2.3 million people.
Papers released by the Department of Health show trusts have borrowed hundreds of millions of pounds to pay suppliers, make redundancies and increase bed capacity.
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.