NHS Improvement believes acute trusts’ efforts to create regional pathology networks have been “impressive”, despite the number of fully operational collaboratives being half of what was expected so far.
A sustainability and transformation partnership which has faced a turbulent few years has appointed new leadership.
NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.
Three bidders have been shortlisted for one of the biggest NHS pathology contracts, HSJ can reveal.
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.
A former primary care trust chief executive has been appointed chair of a financially-challenged acute trust.
A trust is asking for £14m capital funding to address fire safety issues after a “recommendation” from its local fire and rescue service.
A trust with financial problems was told to consider “refreshing” its board to ensure more challenge and expertise.
A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.
An NHS pathology contract worth more than £2bn has been put on the market with the aim of linking eight trusts’ laboratory services.
The chair of a financially challenged trust is to step down after less than three years.
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.
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.
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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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.
A steep increase in emergency bailouts means NHS trusts’ total borrowing from the Department of Health and Social Care has overtaken their PFI liabilities.
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.
The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch will not achieve national coverage of maternity incidents until March next year, it has told HSJ.
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.