NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.
The majority of NHS hospital trusts have failed to hit the three key efficiency targets set out in the Carter review on time, HSJ research has found.
The spread of specialised services across English hospital trusts has remained relatively unchanged over the last four years, despite a consensus that greater consolidation is needed in some areas.
A merger that would create one of the biggest trusts in England has been delayed amid ongoing talks with NHS Improvement over funding.
A financial turnaround project where management consultants are sent to work with NHS trusts has been shelved by NHS Improvement, HSJ has learned.
Clinicians who work across the public and private sectors could leave the NHS open to more compensation claims following the Ian Paterson scandal, the chief executive of NHS Resolution has warned.
NHS trusts must reduce their combined monthly deficit to £107m to meet the official forecast figures in the second half of 2017-18, after recording a monthly deficit of almost £300m in the first half of the year.
More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.
A merger to create one of the country’s largest acute trusts will lead to some specialist services being shifted between hospitals, an NHS Improvement report reveals.
There are 21 trusts whose performance against the four hour emergency target has been consistently below 85 per cent since April, HSJ analysis reveals.
A private hospital group has agreed to pay £27.2m in compensation to patients injured by a surgeon who operated from its sites.
The government will distribute £181m to a second wave of digital trusts, the health secretary is expected to announce tomorrow.
Several acute trusts have fallen significantly short of their three month financial target, while dozens more are relying on heavily backloaded savings plans to deliver their year end plans.
A merger of Birmingham’s two biggest providers has been cleared by the Competition and Markets Authority, which said the benefits clearly outweighed the reduction in patient choice.
Patients are being put at “unacceptable risk” because thousands of unregulated NHS staff are being allowed to perform invasive procedures without checks on their qualifications, HSJ has been told.
An NHS trust that employed breast surgeon Ian Paterson is being taken to court by a private provider, which claims the health service has a legal responsibility to compensate private patients.
A large acute trust with a history of governance problems has been rated good for being well led in its latest inspection report.
Chief executives of NHS providers are staying in the post for longer than they were three years ago, analysis by HSJ indicates.
Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed Sam Foster as chief nurse.