Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

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Waiting times blow out to 22 weeks as elective admissions falter

Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay

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Long waits soar as hospitals struggle to admit

Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.

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Former acute trust boss to lead six CCGs

A former acute trust chief executive is to head the new single strategic commissioner covering six clinical commissioning groups in Kent and Medway.

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Highest and lowest trusts in each area for staff witnessing care mistakes

A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.

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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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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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Trust seeks £15m DH support as deficit forecast balloons

A trust in financial special measures is to seek up to £15m of working capital support from the Department of Health after its planned deficit quadrupled.

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Former St George's boss appointed trust chief executive

Miles Scott, the former chief executive of St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust, has been appointed to run Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust.

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County leaders plan major stroke service shake-up

Kent and Medway is hoping to become the first area to offer patients thrombectomy outside a neuroscience centre as part of a wider shake-up of stroke services, HSJ has learned.

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Trust could pay nurses 'finder's fee' to help recruitment

An NHS trust is exploring whether to pay nursing staff a “finder’s fee” for recommending other nurses to come and work at the provider.

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Hospital trust may hire mobile morgue for winter

A hospital trust in the south of England may hire a mobile morgue and use local funeral directors’ facilities as part of its preparations for winter.

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Trust chief steps down after 10 years to focus on STP

The longstanding chief executive of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust is stepping down to run the Kent and Medway sustainability and transformation partnership full time.

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CCG targets millions in savings under Right Care programme

Commissioners in Kent plan to save more than £7m by reducing unwarranted variation in care over two years.

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Exclusive: Special measures trusts forced to pay higher interest on bailouts

The most financially troubled NHS trusts in England are being charged interest rates of 6 per cent on bailout loans from the Department of Health, which experts have likened to “kicking someone when they’re down”.

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Analysis: The trusts posing the biggest risk to NHS's financial plan

Hospital trusts with some of the largest back-loaded savings plans have insisted they can still meet their financial targets.

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Following the Money: Big reveals and a welcome warning

HSJ’s weekly email briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black

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New plan for troubled trust assumes £37m financial improvement

An NHS trust in financial special measures is now planning to deliver £37m of financial improvements by the end of the financial year.

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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.

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More trusts considered for 'financial special measures'

Regulators have drawn up a list of more NHS providers to be considered for “financial special measures”.

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Roundtable: How about some big action on data

The NHS must ensure that informatics’ potential for savings and productivity must be fulfilled quickly