NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.
WINNER: Stericycle and Salford Royal Foundation Trust: Stericycle Bio Systems – Reusable sharps containers service
A steep increase in emergency bailouts means NHS trusts’ total borrowing from the Department of Health and Social Care has overtaken their PFI liabilities.
A West Midlands hospital chain will expand to cover three trusts, following the resignation of a neighbouring trust’s chief executive.
Seven hospital trusts have been issued with fire enforcement notices because of fears NHS trusts are not tackling the risks to patients.
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.
NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.
Pathology chiefs in the West Midlands have tendered a major contract despite uncertainty over whether they will follow NHS Improvement’s recommendations about which trusts will be in their network.
As more and more patients make Advance Decisions or living wills, it is imperative that trust chief executives take measures to improve record keeping and train their staff to implement them, says Victoria Butler-Cole
HSJ’s latest event asked panellists how the NHS’s industry partners might contribute to improving the service’s safety culture. Report by Alison Moore
Trusts could use housing developments to tap into tens of millions of pounds in new income, after a West Midlands trust set a new legal precedent.
Strokes services in Coventry and Warwickshire could be centralised under a plan that will see two hospitals lose all their acute stroke beds.
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Almost 70 per cent of NHS trusts have seen a rise in E coli infections in the 12 months up to to January 2017, raising questions over their ability to meet the government’s target to cut rates by 50 per cent in three years.
The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Several NHS trusts which were slated by officials for takeover or management franchise are revealed in a list obtained by HSJ, which regulators sought to keep secret for 18 months.
HSJ has obtained details of dozens of NHS capital schemes that were deferred from 2015-16, as part of a bid to stop the Department of Health breaching its budget.
Regulators are banking on a major turnaround in financial performance at many acute trusts next year to improve the sector’s bottom line – even after they have received relief funding.