Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover
Two acute trusts are yet to agree to join pathology networks proposed 10 months ago by NHS Improvement under plans to save £200m by 2021.
A steep increase in emergency bailouts means NHS trusts’ total borrowing from the Department of Health and Social Care has overtaken their PFI liabilities.
An off-payroll turnaround director has been appointed to one of the most financially challenged health economies, as two of its clinical commissioning groups were placed under legal directions by NHS England.
The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch will not achieve national coverage of maternity incidents until March next year, it has told HSJ.
A hospital trust has been lifted out of quality special measures after a Care Quality Commission inspection saw it come close to a “good” rating.
Twenty NHS providers accounted for almost £600m of deterioration against the trust sector’s financial plans in 2017-18.
Two clinical commissioning groups could cut spending on non-acute community services by five per cent to tackle concerns over budget deficits.
Two hospitals have more reported deaths than expected for trauma patients in the last four years, new data reveals.
An acute trust board is being asked to spend more than £1.5m on extra nursing staff for its emergency departments to try to improve four hour performance and ensure patients get safe care.
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.
NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.
The year-end financial forecasts of around 40 NHS trusts have worsened by £364m over the last three months, analysis by HSJ reveals.
Trusts in Berkshire and Surrey are looking at creating a pharmacy joint venture modelled on their existing pathology service.
A sustainability and transformation partnership had “not begun to function effectively” when the Care Quality Commission carried out a local system review at the end of 2017.
A south eastern trust is predicting a deficit worth over £56m – more than double its original plan and 15 per cent of its total income – after being hit by lower elective income and losing a payments dispute with local commissioners.
The East Sussex health economy has a “system risk” of £80m with its clinical commissioning groups and the main acute provider likely to miss their control totals and the financial deterioration likely to “one of the most significant in the South East.”
The East Sussex Better Together programme was developed to improve care pathways and patient outcomes by integrating health and social care systems.
More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.
The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.