Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Major hospital with ‘bullying culture’ put in special measures

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust has been placed in special measures after inspectors rated the trust and its leadership inadequate, having found a “bullying culture” and an “obvious deterioration” in services.

Money

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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GIRFT: Outlier trust stops performing lung cancer procedure

A major teaching hospital identified as an outlier for thoracic surgery by a clinical audit has stopped performing a surgical procedure.

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Long waits soar as hospitals struggle to admit

Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.

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Council warnings over 'corrosive' legal challenge by NHS trusts

A “corrosive” legal bid by 20 NHS foundation trusts for business rates relief could threaten the financial viability of some councils.

Ambulance

Exclusive: Hunt orders new ambulance handover plan following 'unacceptable' delays

Jeremy Hunt has told system leaders to draw up new plans to tackle handover delays this month after efforts to curtail ambulance queues outside hospitals failed this winter, HSJ understands.

Data

Data errors barely affected national A&E performance, NHS England claims

NHS England has insisted the national headline figure for accident and emergency performance was not significantly altered by inaccuracies in trusts’ data returns this winter.

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2018: Property and Estates Management Service of the Year

WINNER: Plan B Solutions Ltd: Half a Billion Pounds - Grasping the First Nettle

Emergency workforce

A&E performance hits all time low after 'most pressured month ever'

Performance against the four hour accident and emergency target dipped again in February to 85 per cent – its worst since records began – according to official data published this morning.

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In full: Pathology network proposals

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.

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Trust penalised after including walk in centre data in A&E performance

Regulators withheld funding from a teaching hospital after it admitted only meeting its accident and emergency target “through the inclusion of the walk in centre performance [data]” from a facility it does not run, HSJ has learned.

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Revealed: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan

NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.

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Revealed: Finance forecasts worsen by £364m at risky trusts

The year-end financial forecasts of around 40 NHS trusts have worsened by £364m over the last three months, analysis by HSJ reveals.

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Performance Watch: A sting in the tail?

It would be unwise to count any spring chickens just yet, because pressures from bad weather can cause problems well into March and April. Easter weekend and half term can be particular pinch points as it can be hard to get staff at those times.

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Trust reports £30m deterioration after leaving special measures

An NHS trust which was lifted out of financial special measures last year has reported a £30m deterioration against its financial plan.

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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

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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.

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New Getting It Right First Time leads announced

Clinical leads for three areas of the Getting It Right First Time programme have been announced.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Teaching trust raises concerns over tie up with smaller hospitals

Concerns have been raised by a teaching trust that consolidating its back office with two smaller local trusts may not deliver direct savings for the larger provider, HSJ has learned.

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Exclusive: New STP lead reveals five CCGs target single provider contracts

Commissioners in Norfolk are to vote on plans to set up a joint committee that would “ideally” broker “single contracts” for all five local clinical commissioning groups with all their major providers.