East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

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Exclusive: Tens of thousands of junior doctors working beyond contract

Junior doctors have worked beyond their contracted terms and conditions more than 63,000 times since 2015, resulting in fines worth more than £250,000, HSJ can reveal today.

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Former PCT chief executive appointed trust chair

A former primary care trust chief executive has been appointed chair of a financially-challenged acute trust.

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Trust seeks £14m capital for fire safety works

A trust is asking for £14m capital funding to address fire safety issues after a “recommendation” from its local fire and rescue service.

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Hospital board lacked ‘scrutiny and challenge’

A trust with financial problems was told to consider “refreshing” its board to ensure more challenge and expertise.

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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.

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Eight trusts tender £2bn pathology contract amid network shake-up

An NHS pathology contract worth more than £2bn has been put on the market with the aim of linking eight trusts’ laboratory services.

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Trust chair to step down early

The chair of a financially challenged trust is to step down after less than three years.

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Trust waiting list soars after review

A specialist trust has seen its waiting list rise by a third – and uncovered an additional 115 52 week waiters – after a review revealed its reported figures were incomplete.

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Trust paid interim manager £311,000 for six months work

An acute trust paid an interim manager more than £300,000 for six months work – despite a national crackdown on excessive pay rates, HSJ can reveal.

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Trust to review thousands of X-rays amid fears of harm

A Sussex trust is reviewing thousands of X-rays taken over the last six years which were not examined by radiologists at the time.

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London Eye: The capital's scan backlogs

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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.

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'Fantasy' trust debts overtake PFI liabilities

A steep increase in emergency bailouts means NHS trusts’ total borrowing from the Department of Health and Social Care has overtaken their PFI liabilities.

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Turnaround director appointed to troubled health economy

An off-payroll turnaround director has been appointed to one of the most financially challenged health economies, as two of its clinical commissioning groups were placed under legal directions by NHS England.

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HSIB to roll out maternity investigations across England by March 2019

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch will not achieve national coverage of maternity incidents until March next year, it has told HSJ.

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Trust out of special measures but faces NHSI pressure on finance

A hospital trust has been lifted out of quality special measures after a Care Quality Commission inspection saw it come close to a “good” rating.

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Financial performance: Best and worst of 2017-18

Twenty NHS providers accounted for almost £600m of deterioration against the trust sector’s financial plans in 2017-18.

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CCGs cut non-acute services to tackle multimillion pound deficit

Two clinical commissioning groups could cut spending on non-acute community services by five per cent to tackle concerns over budget deficits.

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More trauma deaths than expected at two hospitals

Two hospitals have more reported deaths than expected for trauma patients in the last four years, new data reveals.

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Trust board urged to spend £1.5m on 'essential' A&E nurses

An acute trust board is being asked to spend more than £1.5m on extra nursing staff for its emergency departments to try to improve four hour performance and ensure patients get safe care.