Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

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 has 'important concerns' over national cancer reconfiguration

Leaders of an acute trust have argued that national proposals to centralise certain cancer treatments will result in worse care for its patients and cause shortages of specialist staff.

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for maternity care experience

Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Trusts halt merger plans after NHS Improvement feedback

Two trusts have stopped a potential merger after NHS Improvement said the problems faced by their health economy need to be fixed first, HSJ has learned.

Barcode

Revealed: 25 trusts 'likely' to get funding for safety technology

Funding for 25 NHS trusts to introduce barcoding technology to improve patient safety and efficiency could be announced early next year.

Lizard Cornwall

Council to become 'strategic commissioner for all healthcare' in county

Cornwall Council is set to take over the functions of Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group as part of the development of an accountable care system.

East Surrey hospital

Revealed: Seven trusts breaching break even duty until 2022

Seven NHS trusts believe they will not technically break even for five years or more, with two requiring until 2026, HSJ analysis reveals.

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Warning over surgery delays for thousands of patients

A leading surgeon was warned thousands of patients are not being prioritised for gallbladder surgery after pancreatitis – despite the risk of the condition returning that in some cases could kill them.

Kathy byrne

Trust reviews entire department waiting lists after inadequate rating

An inadequate trust is risk assessing every patient on its elective cardiology and ophthalmology waiting list in response to be being put in special measures earlier this month.

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CCG leaders admit struggle to balance day job with STP roles

Senior members of an inadequate clinical commissioning group have said directors’ ability to carry out their jobs is hampered because of extra work related to their sustainability and transformation partnership.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Trust faces special measures amid quality and bullying concerns

England’s most south westerly trust is set to be placed in special measures after it was rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission.

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Updated: The NHS trusts with the highest DTOC rates

The NHS is unlikely to meet a government target to cut delayed transfers of care to 3.5 per cent of its overall 131,000 bed base by next month, analysis of official data published today suggests.

Andrew Morris

Trust chiefs staying a little longer in post - but 'need more support'

Chief executives of NHS providers are staying in the post for longer than they were three years ago, analysis by HSJ indicates.

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Trusts set up joint board in move towards accountable care system

An acute trust and a mental health and community provider have set up a joint board in a significant step towards closer working and the creation of an accountable care system.

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CCG gives green light to service switch in breach of procurement law

Commissioners have agreed to help an acute trust access more incentive funding through changing the way its accident and emergency performance is reported – despite the decision breaching procurement regulations.

The contract is for 111 and out-of-hours GP services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

New NHS-private partnership wins £48m contract

Commissioners have awarded a £48m contract for out of hours GP and 111 services to a consortium of public and private providers including an acute trust.

Surgery

'Never events' probe launched at trust after CCG concerns

A review has been launched into the quality and safety of acute services at a major acute provider after a cluster of “never events” at the trust alarmed commissioners.

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NHS Improvement to introduce random checks of directors' CVs

NHS Improvement is to introduce random checks of the non-executive directors’ CVs, HSJ can reveal.

Mental health

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Mental Health

Hampshire Constabulary and Isle of Wight Trust with Wessex Academic Health Science Network: Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) Project