George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Revealed: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan

NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.

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Pathology network tenders £112m contract amid potential expansion

Pathology chiefs in the West Midlands have tendered a major contract despite uncertainty over whether they will follow NHS Improvement’s recommendations about which trusts will be in their network.

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The tragic Brenda Grant case should be a wake-up call

As more and more patients make Advance Decisions or living wills, it is imperative that trust chief executives take measures to improve record keeping and train their staff to implement them, says Victoria Butler-Cole

Diana Hamilton-Fairley

Roundtable: How can industry play a part in boosting patient safety?

HSJ’s latest event asked panellists how the NHS’s industry partners might contribute to improving the service’s safety culture. Report by Alison Moore

New Stratford Hospital

'Massive' pool of untapped cash for NHS from property developers

Trusts could use housing developments to tap into tens of millions of pounds in new income, after a West Midlands trust set a new legal precedent.

George Eliot Hospital

Trusts could lose acute beds in stroke services shake-up

Strokes services in Coventry and Warwickshire could be centralised under a plan that will see two hospitals lose all their acute stroke beds.


HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Communication

Northampton General Hospital Trust: Nurse Bank Recruitment Campaign


Analysis: Over 100 trusts report rise in E coli infections in a year

Almost 70 per cent of NHS trusts have seen a rise in E coli infections in the 12 months up to to January 2017, raising questions over their ability to meet the government’s target to cut rates by 50 per cent in three years.

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards shortlist revealed

The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.

The Christie

Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.


Exclusive: Regulator's list reveals trusts slated for takeover or franchise

Several NHS trusts which were slated by officials for takeover or management franchise are revealed in a list obtained by HSJ, which regulators sought to keep secret for 18 months.

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Revealed: The capital projects deferred in 'undignified scramble'

HSJ has obtained details of dozens of NHS capital schemes that were deferred from 2015-16, as part of a bid to stop the Department of Health breaching its budget.

King's College Hospital, Golden Jubile Wing

Revealed: Trusts told to improve bottom line by tens of millions

Regulators are banking on a major turnaround in financial performance at many acute trusts next year to improve the sector’s bottom line – even after they have received relief funding.


Revealed: Trusts' estimated savings potential

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.

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End Game: Farewell to the wee man of the NHS

Tim Kelsey was bid adieu with choice quotes and a curious case of 40 names


Exclusive: Trusts will struggle to achieve agency nurse spending caps

Several trusts will struggle to reduce spending on agency nurses in line with the targets set by regulators, HSJ has been told.

George Eliot Hospital

George Eliot makes second attempt to recruit chief executive

WORKFORCE: A financially troubled West Midlands trust is looking to recruit a permanent chief executive after a previous attempt failed to attract a suitable candidate.


Exclusive: DH bailouts rocket to £1.2bn as hospital finances crash

The Department of Health paid out £1.2bn in bailouts in 2014-15, to help more than 50 troubled NHS providers pay wages and creditors, replace aging equipment and cut deficits, HSJ analysis has found.

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Diagnostic waiting list grows by over half in five years

The national diagnostic waiting list has grown by more than half in five years, in a further sign of growing demand on hospital services.