The NHS will be exposed to more risk by the government’s latest Brexit deal than by Theresa May’s original agreement, health service experts and lobby groups have told HSJ.
A number of specialist NHS trusts are “exceptionally concerned” about the two year payment tariff proposed by regulators, saying it would be “damaging” for patient care.
FINANCE: Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust over-performed by £10.9m – or 7.5 per cent – against its contract with Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust in the first six months of 2011-12.
STRUCTURE: Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust has merged with Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre to form Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.
PERFORMANCE: The Buckinghamshire health system has been given an amber “performance under review” rating by the South Central strategic health authority.
The government has identified 20 trusts whose “clinical and financial stability is at risk” because of “cash-flow shortages” and legacy debt.
The Co-operation and Competition Panel has advised, for the first time, that a merger between two rival providers can go ahead, because the potential benefits outweighed the reduction in patient choice.
A plan to shake up hospital care in Hampshire has become the first merger of large acute trusts to pass a key test designed to enshrine competition in the NHS.
PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission said the specialist trust passed both of the standards relating to dignity and nutrition during a spot check as part of a wider investigation into how older patients are treated.
STRUCTURE: The proposed merger of Oxford Radcliffe Hospital and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre has been delayed until the autumn.
PERFORMANCE: The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre has met all 45 requirements of the Information Governance Toolkit, and reported a successful upgrade of its electronic patient record system.
An unpublished league table produced for the Department of Health has ranked 163 hospital trusts in order of how efficiently they treat inpatients.
More than a quarter of the acute trusts still bidding for foundation status have seen their application date slip by over a year.
STRUCTURE: The Co-operation and Competition Panel (CCP) has started work on assessing the proposed integration of Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.
STRUCTURE: Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Trust and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre plan to use their proposed merger to create a “powerful, globally recognised brand”.
COMMERCIAL: The boards of Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre plan to use the merger to create a powerful, globally recognised brand.
STRUCTURE: Work on Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre’s new research facility is on course to start mid March.
PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission requested a formal review of Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre’s compliance with hygiene standards.
PERFORMANCE: The health system in the NHS Oxfordshire area has been judged as failing by South Central SHA.