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Snubbed STP accuses centre of not fully considering capital bids

Leaders of a health economy which has been awarded only a fraction of the funds allocated through a new capital regime have claimed national bodies failed to fully consider their bids.

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Revealed: The winners and losers of government's £2.9bn capital pot

Two out of three requests from NHS trusts for capital investment have so far been rejected under the government’s new funding regime, analysis by HSJ suggests.

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London Eye: Rearranging the chairs

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

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Exclusive: Hospitals to miss flagship winter target

Hospitals were on course to miss a flagship target to free up 4,000 beds, information obtained by HSJ suggests.

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Huge hospital trust leaves special measures after four years

London’s largest acute provider is to come out of quality special measures after four years in the regime.

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Excellence awards should be withheld at failing trusts, CQC said

The Care Quality Commission said clinical excellence awards should be routinely withheld from senior medics at trusts in special measures, according to documents obtained by HSJ.

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London Eye: Waxing of the merger moon

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

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London Eye: Fat and rich?

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

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Trust’s deficit grows amid contract row with NHS England

A hospital trust is facing a much larger deficit than planned, because £14m income due from NHS England will not be paid in this financial year.

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The NHS as an anchor – taking forward the long term plan

There are huge opportunities to build on the aims set in the long-term plan to help maximise the role of the NHS as an anchor in its local communities by leveraging on it as an employer, procurer, purchaser and also a mode of social change. By Sarah Reed and Dominique ...

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Chief Executive Interview: Alwen Williams, Barts Health Trust

This is the latest in a series of interviews with provider chief executives, which are available exclusively to HSJ Membership subscribers. Each month in 2018 a member of the HSJ expert team will conduct a challenging, candid and in-depth interview with a provider trust boss.

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Some DGH chiefs paid more than CEOs at largest trusts

Fifteen trust chief executives were paid at yearly rates of more than £250,000 last year, including several in the north east running district general hospitals, according to HSJ analysis.

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The Download: Cyber fatigue

The fortnightly newsletter that unpacks system leaders’ priorities for digital technology and the impact they are having on delivering health services. Contact Ben Heather in confidence here.

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Major tertiary provider restricts out-of-area referrals

A major London teaching hospital has restricted referrals from out-of-area in response to unprecedented demand for its services.

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Exclusive: Genomic trusts named but 18 months from full operation

Seven hub trusts and 27 partners have been selected to be part of a high profile new genomic test network, but will not be fully operational for a further 18 months.

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NHS warned of 'crippling' PFI charges over the next decade

The NHS has been warned of “crippling” finance charges from its PFI contracts over the next decade, when aggregate repayments on the deals will reach their peak.

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Cyber-attack cost NHS £92m – DHSC

The WannaCry ransomware attack cost the NHS £92m in disruption to services and IT upgrades, the Department of Health and Social Care estimates.

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Barts aims to deliver near breakeven financial plan

Barts Health Trust is aiming for a deficit of just £1.9m after sustainability funding with a “highly demanding” budget plan for the year.

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Fewer locums opted to work during heatwave

A major London trust reported workforce shortages in July because fewer locums wanted to work during the heatwave.

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New chief executive for London trust

A London hospital trust has appointed a new chief executive.

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Trust paid interim manager £311,000 for six months work

An acute trust paid an interim manager more than £300,000 for six months work – despite a national crackdown on excessive pay rates, HSJ can reveal.

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Teaching trust offers higher rates than 'mandated' bank cap

A London teaching trust is offering higher pay than those “mandated” by the London-wide bank rates for medical locums following feedback from staff.

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Major acute trust appoints new chief

North West Anglia Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive following the retirement of Stephen Graves.

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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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Senior manager at major trust loses fraud whistleblowing claim

A senior manager responsible for clinical coding at a large trust, who alleged a firm of contractors had fiddled their results, has lost her employment tribunal.

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Waiting list probe abandoned as officials not given 'right of reply'

A probe into why a £1bn turnover trust failed to recover its waiting times was halted after witnesses could not, or would not, co-operate with investigators, HSJ can reveal.

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Biggest ever RTT waiting list

The NHS has now failed to keep up with demand since RTT records began, writes Rob Findlay

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London Eye: Back to elective waiting times

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

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Trust chief leaves to take deputy role at larger trust

The chief executive of a London trust is leaving to take up a deputy chief executive role at Barts Health Trust.

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Winners revealed for HSJ Value Awards 2018

Twenty organisations have been honoured in the 2018 HSJ Value Awards – which recognise and celebrate outstanding improvements in care quality and efficiency made by NHS staff.

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Updated: Trust with worst financial performance aims for £156m deficit this year

The trust with the worst financial performance in the country is looking to end 2018-19 with a deficit of £156m, HSJ has learned.

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Exclusive: Chief named for biggest group of CCGs

An accountable officer has been appointed across eight clinical commissioning groups in London, covering the most populous patch of any chief officer.

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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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Trust misses finance target by £60m but keeps access to STF

A large acute trust in London has missed its original financial target for last year by £60m, but has still been awarded most of its sustainability and transformation funding.

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Staff shortages delay new locum rates rollout

Attempts to reduce locum medical spending in London are being hampered by concerns over staffing shortages, with one major trust delaying adoption of new lower pay rates.

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Trusts singled out for failing at 'bog standard' IT

The failure of parts of the NHS to use “bog standard” IT is undermining the case to Treasury for more technology funding, an NHS England director has said.

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Waiting times blow out to 22 weeks as elective admissions falter

Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay

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Vaunted health tech firm forced to act on misleading marketing

A much vaunted digital health firm that has partnered with Uber has been forced to remove incorrect claims about NHS partnerships from its marketing, and to launch a probe of fake five star reviews allegedly posted by employees.