Newham University Hospital NHS Trust

Newham hospital

Service improves from 'inadequate' after warning notice

A London hospital’s maternity service has improved enough to shed its “inadequate” rating, after serious concerns were raised about it at an inspection late last year.

Barts Health NHS Trust

Huge hospital trust leaves special measures after four years

London’s largest acute provider is to come out of quality special measures after four years in the regime.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: A&E

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

Boris Johnson

London's devolution demands revealed

Proposals to redesign London’s £93bn public services through wide ranging devolution from central government have been agreed by borough leaders and the city’s mayor.

Busy hospital

CQC uncovers bullying perception at Barts

Concerns over bullying and accident and emergency department performance have emerged in the latest Care Quality Commission inspection reports, covering four trusts.

Royal London Hospital

Trust failed to check paediatric staff criminal records for three years

Managers at Barts and the London Trust were unable to guarantee paediatric staff had passed Criminal Records Bureau checks for three years, following a series of human resources failings, HSJ has learned.


One in 10 NHS appointments missed

One in 10 health appointments were missed last year, costing the NHS millions of pounds and delaying treatment for other patients, figures suggest.

Surgery in progress

'Significant deficiencies' in emergency surgical care at trust

“Significant deficiencies” have been found in the emergency surgical care offered by a trust that is part of a regional trauma network.

Ben Clover

Media Watch: Lansley's failure regime process

Last week was a big one for hospital news in the national papers, with a trust finding itself declared “bankrupt” for the first time.


2011-12 saw biggest number of trust deficits for half-decade

Ten NHS hospital trusts recorded deficits in 2011-12 – the largest number to finish a year in the red for more than half a decade, Department of Health figures published today show.

New merged Barts trust 'can learn from Whipps Cross and Newham'

PERFORMANCE: The newly merged Barts Health NHS Trust organisation “can learn from Whipps Cross and Newham”, turnaround advisors have said.

Consultancy wins prize for work with Newham Hospital

WORKFORCE: PricewaterhouseCoopers won a Management Consultancy Association award for its work on the east London hospital’s cost reduction programme.

Part of the Bart's Health trust

How the Barts Health merger avoided failure

Facing down financial and cultural challenges.

nurse hospital elderly woman patient care

London trusts could cut nurse expenditure by up to half

Some London hospital trusts could safely cut their spending on nurses by half, NHS London documents have claimed.

Andrew Lansley

£1.1bn Barts merger gets Lansley sign-off

The health secretary has approved the merger of three London hospital trusts to create an organisation with an estimated turnover of £1.1bn.

Finance consultant Noel Plumridge

Could an NHS trust be allowed to go bankrupt?

Hospitals in the wrong place at the wrong time are in danger.

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Exclusive: two in three hospital trust savings plans in trouble

More than two thirds of NHS hospital trusts fell behind on their savings plans in the first half of 2011-12 as the sector slipped deeper into the red, HSJ can reveal.

merger shaking hands men

£1.9bn hospital and mental health merger a step nearer

The boards of three trusts have moved a step closer to creating a single organisation with a turnover of roughly £1.9bn.

Broken sign of hospital H

CCP recommends biggest acute merger go ahead despite 'reducing patient choice'

The Co-operation and Competition Panel has recommended England’s biggest hospital merger should be allowed to go ahead - but only because there is no alternative.