The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Preferred bidder named for controversial £450m contract

A London trust has been named as the preferred bidder for a £450m community services contract that has been criticised for not offering enough money to meet its service obligations.

Hillingdon

Regulator requires trust to think again on budget

A west London trust is resubmitting its budget to NHS Improvement after failing to find sufficient savings to satisfy the regulator.

Money

Revealed: The slowest invoice payers in the NHS

A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.

Hillingdon

New chief executive for London trust

A London hospital trust has appointed a new chief executive.

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CCG tenders £450m community services contract

Commissioners have tendered a £450m contract for community services in west London, which has sparked apparent interest from at least two NHS trusts and private provider Virgin Care.

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Trust with lowest A&E performance sees unit rated inadequate

The trust with the worst performing emergency department in England has seen its urgent and emergency services rated inadequate.

Barts Health NHS Trust

Trust chief leaves to take deputy role at larger trust

The chief executive of a London trust is leaving to take up a deputy chief executive role at Barts Health Trust.

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London Eye: A&E end of year report

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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Trusts' A&E performance goes sub 50 per cent as NHS hits new low

NHS performance against the four hour accident and emergency target hit its lowest level in 15 years in March, with two trusts sinking below 50 per cent.

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A&E performance hits all time low after 'most pressured month ever'

Performance against the four hour accident and emergency target dipped again in February to 85 per cent – its worst since records began – according to official data published this morning.

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Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.

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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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Exclusive: Trusts missing key Carter targets

The majority of NHS hospital trusts have failed to hit the three key efficiency targets set out in the Carter review on time, HSJ research has found.

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70 trusts working with NHSI to boost workforce retention

Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.

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Court awards paralysed patient £4m over surgery consent blunder

A woman who was left unable to walk after an operation on her spine has been awarded £4.4m by the High Court after it found the surgeon had failed to ensure she was given informed consent.

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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.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Exclusive: One in four hospital trusts routinely pay suppliers late

More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.

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CCGs spend millions on consultancy for stalled reconfiguration

Commissioners in north west London spent £36m on consultancy firms over the last four financial years – including millions on service redesign recently stalled by NHS Improvement.

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

A&E survey: Best and worst performing trusts revealed

Five trusts have been identified as offering a poor overall experience to patients in their accident and emergency departments, based on a new Care Quality Commission patient survey.