North Bristol NHS Trust

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Exclusive: Thousands of NHS staff to transfer to subsidiary companies

The employment contracts of thousands of non-clinical NHS staff could be transferred to subsidiary companies under plans being drawn up by 16 hospital trusts.

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Trolley waits soar to record high

Hospitals saw a record spike in trolley waits last month as major emergency departments recorded their worst performance since records began, according to NHS England data published today.

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Revealed: 14 trusts start contingency plans after Carillion collapse

Contingency plans are in operation across 14 NHS trusts after the collapse of construction and facilities management company Carillion.

Southmead hospital

Blowout in 12 hour waits at 'extremely pressured' hospital trust

North Bristol Trust has had its worst month for accident and emergency performance on record and a senior clinician has warned staff to be braced for worse to come.

Microscope

CCGs backtrack on £10.5m contract after legal challenge

Three clinical commissioning groups pulled out of a £10.5m fertility contract just weeks before the service was meant to start, after a legal challenge to the decision.

Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS FT

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.

Illman james

Performance Watch: Chucking the basket cases on the scrapheap

Welcome to HSJ’s new Performance Watch expert briefing. Our new fortnightly newsletter will delve into the most pressing performance matters troubling system leaders and provide unrivalled insight into what they plan to do about them.

Frenchay Hospital

Revealed: How much NHS trusts made from land sales

Sales of land or physical assets by NHS trusts generated cash receipts of £220m in 2016-17.

Weston General Hospital

Smallest hospital trust moves closer to downgrade and merger

England’s smallest acute trust has moved a step closer to downgrading its emergency services, with the publication of proposals for “a new community focused role… at the heart of the new model of care”.

Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust

Revealed: 21 trusts consistently underperforming on A&E

There are 21 trusts whose performance against the four hour emergency target has been consistently below 85 per cent since April, HSJ analysis reveals.

Dave west expert briefing

The Commissioner: Outstanding trust but STP is bottom of the class

What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable weekly insight for commissioners, by Dave West.

Sir Ron Kerr

Former trust chief to chair STP 'undergoing refresh'

Sir Ron Kerr has been appointed as independent chair of troubled South West sustainability and transformation partnership.

North Bristol NHS Trust

Trust exits financial special measures but still needs to make £25m savings

North Bristol Trust has been taken out of financial special measure but faces another year of challenging savings to meet its control total.

Workforce efficiency

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Workforce Efficiency

Hertfordshire Care Providers Association, Hertfordshire County Council and East and North Hertfordshire CCG: Complex Care Premium

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Analysis: Patients waiting over four hours in A&E up tenfold over decade

The number of patients waiting more than four hours for admission after a decision to admit to accident and emergency has grown nearly tenfold in a decade, new figures show.

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Trusts save £40m in eight months via procurement savings

NHS trusts have delivered at least £40m of procurement efficiencies as part of a wider drive to cut these costs by £150m by October 2018, data obtained by HSJ reveals.

money efficiency

Trusts urged to 'prove critics wrong' with deficit reduction

Technical accounting measures and “a material number of land sales” have helped NHS trusts improve their forecast deficit for this year.

Barts Health NHS Trust

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”.

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.

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

NHS finances: The best and worst performing trusts in quarter three

HSJ analysis shows which trusts are performing best, and worst, against their financial plans in 2016-17.