Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Stephen smith

Former chief executive to chair troubled trust

A former chief executive of Imperial College Healthcare Trust has been appointed as chair at one of the country’s most troubled trusts.

Rob findlay

Shocking deterioration in RTT waiting times

Elective RTT waiting times shot up by over a week in December, in the fastest monthly increase since 2010, notes Rob Findlay

Surgery

Year-plus elective waiters at highest number since 2012

The number of patients waiting more than a year for an elective procedure is at its highest since August 2012, new data reveals.

neil macdonald

Director takes chief executive job at trust

Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust has appointed an interim chief executive while it searches for a permanent replacement.

Addenbrooke's

Exclusive: NHS makes little progress cutting specialised income 'long tail'

The spread of specialised services across English hospital trusts has remained relatively unchanged over the last four years, despite a consensus that greater consolidation is needed in some areas.

rob findlay

Waiting times steady despite slowdown in admissions

Yet another large trust stopped reporting its referral to treatment data, which clouded the picture for the latest November figures and raised non-reported waiting lists to a new record.

Genevieve Edwards

Roundtable: Achieving consistent care in neurology

An HSJ roundtable discusses crucial issues relating to treatment of neurological conditions and how services can deliver consistent high quality care to patients. By Alison Moore

Sir John Oldham

New non-executives join CQC board

Three new non-executive board members have been appointed to the Care Quality Commission.

Ambulance

Trust stuck with unexpected £5m patient transport bill

A hospital trust was left with an unexpected £5.6m bill for non-emergency patient transport after commissioners underestimated the cost, a report has revealed.

Ambulance

NHS trusts forced to find new transport services as firms exit market

London hospital trusts have been forced to bring patient transport services in house or re-tender them as incumbent firms exit the market.

Imperial college healthcare trust

Trust spent £60,000 to find chief executive who left after four months

A teaching hospital trust spent £60,000 with a recruitment firm to recruit a chief executive who left after four months.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Getting on with the day job

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

Andy Cowper

Cowper’s Cut: The fear, the network and the path

Why does a safety-critical industry such as the NHS have the level of bullying and fear running through it at so many levels, asks Andy Cowper

Ian dalton

Exclusive: Hospital boss appointed NHS Improvement chief executive

NHS Improvement has appointed the boss of a leading hospital trust as its chief executive, and will pay him a salary of £287,000, HSJ can reveal.

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HSJ Awards 2017: Acute Sector Innovation

Imperial College Healthcare Trust developed the NOSH Project – a three tier pathway to improve nutrition and hydration in patients with dementia. Two healthcare support workers were employed to implement the pathway. The project is now in place on 29 wards.

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CCGs spend millions on consultancy for stalled reconfiguration

Commissioners in north west London spent £36m on consultancy firms over the last four financial years – including millions on service redesign recently stalled by NHS Improvement.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Sharp fall in elective admission rate

September’s admission rate was sharply down on recent years. However, waiting list management recovered, enabling a slight improvement in waiting times to 20.3 weeks. That’s still well above 18 weeks though, and the trend remains up.

West middlesex hospital

NHS Improvement knocks back multimillion pound reconfiguration

NHS Improvement’s board has halted a £500m reconfiguration programme in north west London after concerns about activity projections.

amin abdullah

Trust reveals detail of investigation following nurse's death

Imperial College Healthcare Trust has appointed Verita to carry out an investigation into its disciplinary processes following the suicide of a nurse.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Major teaching trust orders second 'hidden waiters' review

A large teaching hospital has ordered its second review of waiting lists in a year after another cohort of patients were found to be missing from records.