West Suffolk Foundation Trust has joined the elite band of just 14 NHS providers rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.
More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.
The Treasury has approved £160m of funding for 16 flagship digital trusts, but concerns remain about delays in accessing the money, HSJ has learned.
Concerns that a high profile £100m global digital exemplar fund could be raided by ministers have been raised to HSJ, as NHS England remains locked in talks with them over its release.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust has appointed Jon Green, the executive chief operating office at nearby West Suffolk Foundation Trust, as its new chief executive.
Leaders at some of the NHS global digital exemplar trusts tell Claire Read how stability of leadership and consistency of direction have been key factors in their success
Managing data quality well adds up to a successful mutual investment between clinical and IT colleagues, with patients the winners
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Jeremy Hunt is today due to name 12 trusts that will “deliver pioneering approaches to digital services” as he looks to “fast track” technology implementation in the NHS.
A flagship NHS joint venture has been left reeling after the host trust revealed it was quitting the financially troubled partnership, which racked up a £15m deficit last year.
Papers released by the Department of Health show trusts have borrowed hundreds of millions of pounds to pay suppliers, make redundancies and increase bed capacity.
TECHNOLOGY: Trusts implementing large IT projects should be able to send patients to nearby hospitals to ease pressure during the “go live” period, a senior chief clinical information officer has argued.
Fourteen of the twenty chief executive signatories to David Dalton’s letter to Jeremy Hunt on the junior doctor contract have told HSJ that they do not support imposition of the contract.
By using publicly available data, HSJ has been able to closely match the methodology used by Lord Carter to produce trusts’ headline “savings opportunity” figures. Here we list the least and most efficient trusts according to the headline measure, as well as data for all trusts.
The manager overseeing outsourcing giant Serco’s contract to provide community services across Suffolk has told HSJ its three year deal was ‘not long enough’ to carry out the level of transformation needed in the region.
The NHS must deliver huge efficiency savings in the next few years
A pathology joint venture owned by six NHS trusts is forecasting a £4.5m deficit for its first year of operation, HSJ has learned.