Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Matthew kershaw

Chief exec made an example by centre gets new trust role

A chief executive who left his hospital job a year ago as part of a government performance crackdown has been appointed to lead a London trust.

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Two acute trusts defy NHSI pathology plans

Two acute trusts are yet to agree to join pathology networks proposed 10 months ago by NHS Improvement under plans to save £200m by 2021.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Joint ventures to link acute and primary care

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

John Goulston

Retiring trust chief 'will be tough act to follow'

The chief executive of a London hospital trust is to retire in September.

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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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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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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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The best and worst performing trusts on patient experience

Five NHS trusts have been identified by the Care Quality Commission as having significantly poor overall patient experience scores.

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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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Two-thirds of London trusts lack own procurement director

Only around a third of NHS trusts in London have their own permanent head of procurement or procurement director, HSJ research reveals.

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”.

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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.

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Trusts taken out of financial special measures

Two acute trusts have been lifted out of financial special measures, as NHS Improvement considers whether to put another 12 organisations in the regime.

St George’s Hospital

Third council publishes STP amid growing criticism of NHS England

A south London local authority has become the third council to release its full sustainability and transformation plan, and has criticised NHS England’s directive that the plans should not immediately be published.

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.

Ormskirk and district general hospital

More trusts considered for 'financial special measures'

Regulators have drawn up a list of more NHS providers to be considered for “financial special measures”.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Baby STPs

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

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: London leads way in A&E decline

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

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Exclusive: London STP considers cutting number of acute sites to three

The draft sustainability and transformation plan for southwest London reveals that leaders are considering cutting the number of acute sites in the patch from five to four or three.