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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.

Nick Hulme

Hospital hit A&E target by 'making staff bothered', says CEO

Making staff “bothered” about the four hour metric and recognising it was a “quality standard not a performance target” was the main driver behind a struggling hospital’s accident and emergency performance recovery, a senior trust chief has told HSJ.

Nick Hulme

Hospitals merger goes live

Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust and Ipswich Hospital Trust have completed their merger to create East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust.

Ambulance

Exclusive: Stroke patient who died waited 19 hours for ambulance, leak reveals

A 91-year-old stroke patient who waited nearly 19 hours for an ambulance in the East of England was among 22 cases investigated by an external review which found no one died “as a direct consequence” of long delays, HSJ has learned.

Surgery

Exclusive: Patients at risk as blood clot assessments decline

Thousands of hospital patients are being put at risk of developing deadly blood clots that cost the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds because of a failure to carry out a routine assessment.

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Three CCGs plan to consolidate across county boundary

Three clinical commissioning groups in Essex and Suffolk have set out plans to form a “single strategic commissioning body” across county boundaries as part of local plans to establish an integrated care system

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In full: Pathology network proposals

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.

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Analysis by trust: Large majority provide less consultant access at weekends

The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.

Colchester Hospital

Teaching trust to exit special measures after four years

An NHS hospital trust in special measures for the last four years – longer than any other provider – has finally made sufficient improvement to be lifted out of the regime.

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Hospital trusts set out merger plans

Struggling Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust and neighbouring Ipswich Hospital Trust are likely next week to approve plans to merge.

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Exclusive: 18 'high calibre' leads appointed to major NHS improvement programme

Leading consultants have been appointed to lead 14 national reviews aimed at improving efficiency and reducing unwarranted variation in NHS, HSJ can reveal.

Beds

NHS bed occupancy hits record high

The latest NHS bed occupancy figures are the highest ever recorded for a third quarter since quarterly data collections began in 2010, providing a further sign of the system’s capacity challenges.

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Mapped: Cost of backlog hospital repairs facing every STP area

The current pressures on acute services could prevent or delay crucial improvements that need to be made to hospital buildings, according to NHS estates directors.

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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.

Nick Hulme

STP to appoint new chair

The Suffolk and north east Essex sustainability and transformation plan footprint is searching for an independent chair with just days to go until the submission deadline for the high profile plans, HSJ has learned.

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Revealed: Ministers sign off £300k of pay rises for trust chairs

Ministers agreed nearly £300,000 in pay rises for the chairs of NHS trusts over the past year, HSJ can reveal.

Nick Hulme

Special measures trust’s problems 'worse than I thought', says new chief

PERFORMANCE: The scale of problems at troubled Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust is even “worse than I thought”, the trust’s new chief executive has told HSJ.

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Host trust quits financially 'fragile' NHS pathology venture

A flagship NHS joint venture has been left reeling after the host trust revealed it was quitting the financially troubled partnership, which racked up a £15m deficit last year.

Surgery

Revealed: 2016 winners of the HSJ Value Awards

Celebrating the achievements of organisations that provide oustanding value in healthcare

Colchester Hospital

Troubled trust to appoint new chief executive and chair

APPOINTMENTS: Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust has accidentally revealed that it is set to appoint a new chair and chief executive.