The long-planned hospital merger in Liverpool is unlikely to create an NHS trust which is financially secure – so there will need to be a rebalancing of funding in the city to help it escape a structural deficit, according to an acute chief executive in the patch.
A former acute trust chief executive is to take over as chair of South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust.
The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.
The government will distribute £181m to a second wave of digital trusts, the health secretary is expected to announce tomorrow.
Five NHS trusts have been identified by the Care Quality Commission as having significantly poor overall patient experience scores.
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.
The sustainability and transformation plan for Cheshire and Mersey includes the downgrade of at least one accident and emergency department, along with a major consolidation of elective care, according to a document obtained by HSJ.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
A new NHS England assessment of “digital maturity” across the NHS lays bare significant variation among providers, HSJ can reveal.
This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.
STRUCTURE: Liverpool Women’s Foundation Trust has concluded that its hospital needs to be relocated to a site that offers adult acute services.
Analysis of the best and worst performers in the North of England region on key measures in the NHS staff survey 2015, released today.
One of the first GP practices to be placed in special measures by the Care Quality Commission is to close, HSJ has learned.
Seventeen trusts saw a 25 per cent hike in their clinical negligence premiums last year, according to new figures published by the NHS Litigation Authority.
The Liverpool City Region has declared it wants to explore taking greater control of health functions, including creating a ‘local leadership role’ for ‘performance oversight’.
STRUCTURE: Merseyside trusts made payments totalling at least £135,000 to help cover redundancy costs when they terminated their HR contracts with Capita, HSJ can reveal.
FINANCE: More than 40 trusts have lost their maximum discounts for premiums for 2015-16 now that changes to the way clinical negligence premiums are calculated have come into force.
PERFORMANCE: A specialist trust that warned it was ‘financially unviable’ has been rated as good by the Care Quality Commission.