Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

David Sloman

David Sloman: STPs are refocusing attention on population health

We have to move away from hospitals being the symbol of the NHS to a world where empowering people to look after their own health is our primary function, writes Sir David Sloman

The Christie

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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Chain-gang

What is going on in England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover


Revealed: Winners and losers from clinical negligence scheme changes

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.


Exclusive: DH bailouts rocket to £1.2bn as hospital finances crash

The Department of Health paid out £1.2bn in bailouts in 2014-15, to help more than 50 troubled NHS providers pay wages and creditors, replace aging equipment and cut deficits, HSJ analysis has found.

Boris Johnson

London's devolution demands revealed

Proposals to redesign London’s £93bn public services through wide ranging devolution from central government have been agreed by borough leaders and the city’s mayor.

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

CCG given NHS England legal direction over waiting list backlog

PERFORMANCE: A legal direction has been placed on a clinical commissioning group by NHS England following the discovery of a large backlog of elective patients at its main provider.

Fix for elective reporting issues at Barnet and Chase Farm delayed

PERFORMANCE: Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals Trust’s difficulties with reporting waiting list figures could drag on into the autumn, amid signs that a staggering number of patients have waited more than a year for treatment.

Royal Free will reveal merger case in July

STRUCTURE: The Royal Free London Foundation Trust is due to unveil its outline business case for taking over another trust in July, HSJ has learned.

'Commercially sensitive' terms of Barnet and Chase Farm merger to be discussed

STRUCTURE: The “commercially sensitive” terms of the merger between Barnet and Chase Farm and the Royal Free London Foundation Trust will be discussed at a meeting of the latter’s board on Friday.

New chief executive for London trust as another steps down

North Middlesex University Hospital Trust has a new chief executive, HSJ can reveal. It comes as the head of a neighbouring trust steps down.

Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals Trust invited merger bids from 39 trusts

STRUCTURE: Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals Trust issued an invitation to 39 providers for expressions of interest in merging with it, board papers reveal.

HSJ Local Briefing: London

Royal Free 'strongest candidate' to take over Barnet and Chase Farm

Senior sources have told HSJ that The Royal Free London Foundation Trust is the best candidate to take over Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals Trust.

Barnet and Chase Farm

Analysed: the future of Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals Trust

HSJ Local Briefing is our new in-depth analysis of key issues facing some of the major NHS health economies. This week we examine the options for Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals Trust as it seeks a merger partner.

Royal Free extends contract with Barnet, Enfield and Haringey trust

COMMERCIAL: The north London mental health trust have won a contract to provide a liaison service in the Royal Free London’s A&E.


Exclusive: Hospital trust announces it is seeking merger partner to make FT status

Barnet and Chase Farms Hospitals Trust has announced it is seeking a merger partner to become a foundation trust.


Revealed: all but six of London's non-FT hospital trusts unviable by 2014-15

Only six of London’s 18 non-foundation hospital trusts will be viable in their current form in 2014-15, HSJ can reveal.

HSJ reporter Ben Clover

Review of London trusts reveals fears for safety

By now everyone in London’s heard of the SaFE review. NHS London commissioned consultants McKinsey to put together the Safe and Financially Effective paper and it has sat on desks for a few weeks at Southside. It’s explosive.

Only four maternity units in London meet consultant labour ward requirements

WORKFORCE: A report from NHS London has outlined significant shortfalls in consultant presence in labour wards.