Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Royal derby hospital

‘Desperate’ finance directors resorting to accounting ‘fiddles’ to keep trusts afloat

Details have been revealed of an elaborate asset sale between an NHS provider and its charity – which was expected to boost the trust’s financial performance by £100m.

Coins money

Court date set for NHS business rates challenge

A court date has been set in the long running legal battle between councils and NHS trusts over whether they should be classified as charities and so receive an 80 per cent discount on their business rates bills.

Royal derby hospital

FT loses £59m windfall to other trusts

An NHS trust that was expecting receive around £59m of national incentive funding has instead seen the money distributed to dozens of other providers.

Kathy mc lean

Former national medical director to chair teaching trust

A former NHS Improvement national medical director has been appointed chair of a Midlands teaching trust.

Money, cash and notes

NHSI clears trusts to hire consultants as money worries worsen

NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy.

Bin bags

Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted

More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.

Money

Revealed: The slowest invoice payers in the NHS

A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.

Nurse doctor

Standalone community trusts meet safe staffing plans more often

One third of community hospitals missed their safe staffing plans every month for at least three years, HSJ analysis suggests.

Queen's Hospital, Burton

Hospital trusts merger delayed by NHS Improvement

The merger of two trusts in neighbouring sustainability and transformation partnership areas has been delayed by NHS Improvement.

Gaving Boyle

Merger of trusts across STPs cleared by competition regulator

The merger of two trusts in neighbouring sustainability and transformation partnership areas has been approved by the CMA.

West suffolk hospital

Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.

Salford royal

70 trusts working with NHSI to boost workforce retention

Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.

Barcode

Revealed: 25 trusts 'likely' to get funding for safety technology

Funding for 25 NHS trusts to introduce barcoding technology to improve patient safety and efficiency could be announced early next year.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Exclusive: One in four hospital trusts routinely pay suppliers late

More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.

brain scans

Revealed: Hundreds more neurology patients left waiting for appointments

Another trust in the West Midlands has raised concerns over under pressure neurology services with hundreds of people waiting for an appointment.

Queen's Hospital, Burton

Revealed: 'Distress' as over 1,000 neurology patients left waiting

More than 1,000 patients have been left waiting for follow up appointments because of capacity problems at a struggling specialist service.

Wannacry screengrab

Exclusive: One in five trusts did not make critical security updates before cyberattack

More than one in five trusts failed to properly apply security updates that would have protected them against the worst cyberattack in NHS history.

Best patient safety improvement team essex county council

HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Best Patient Safety Improvement Team

Essex County Council: Quality Innovation Team

Queen's Hospital, Burton

Foundation trusts move step closer to full merger

Two hospital trusts in the Midlands have approved an outline business case to merge.

Barcode

How codes are raising the bar

When a foundation trust began using barcodes to improve stock control and procurement, it soon realised that the technology was capable of helping to achieve more ambitious goals relating to safety and savings