Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

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.

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Deficit trust rejects 'hard to understand' surplus control total

A deficit ridden acute trust has rejected a demand by NHS Improvement to deliver a £23m surplus in 2018-19, with local commissioners criticising the imposed target.

Digital pathology

Up to eight trusts to share pathology system

Pathologists in one of England’s most advanced health economies have launched a procurement for a common IT system across laboratories at up to eight NHS trusts.

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Trusts singled out for failing at 'bog standard' IT

The failure of parts of the NHS to use “bog standard” IT is undermining the case to Treasury for more technology funding, an NHS England director has said.

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Revealed: New money for 15 trusts to trial flexible working

Fifteen NHS trusts have been selected by the Department of Health and Social Care to receive funding for pilot projects to enable flexible working.

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Trusts yet to agree permanent deals for former Carillion services

Permanent deals are yet to be agreed by NHS trusts whose facilities management services were hit by the collapse of Carillion, HSJ can reveal.

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Patient died waiting for treatment at hospital 'under extreme pressure'

A heart patient is believed to have died after not receiving treatment quickly enough due to a troubled hospital’s cardiac unit being used “extensively” for extra bed capacity.

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'Severe harm' to patients caught up in huge x-rays backlog

Three patients suffered severe harm because their chest x-rays were among tens of thousands of tests not reviewed properly at Portsmouth Hospitals Trust.

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Revealed: Surge in numbers waiting for X-ray and scan results

There was a surge last year in the number of patients waiting for the results of X-rays and scans, a leaked national performance report suggests.

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Highest and lowest trusts in each area for staff witnessing care mistakes

A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.

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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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Serco set to take over Carillion NHS contracts

Facilities management services at five NHS hospital trusts could be taken over by Serco in a £29m deal, following the collapse of Carillion.

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

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.

Lord Carter

Exclusive: Trusts missing key Carter targets

The majority of NHS hospital trusts have failed to hit the three key efficiency targets set out in the Carter review on time, HSJ research has found.

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Trolley waits soar to record high

Hospitals saw a record spike in trolley waits last month as major emergency departments recorded their worst performance since records began, according to NHS England data published today.

St Mary's Hospital Isle of Wight

Health economy to lose critical care services under CCG plans

Critical care services are set to be moved from the Isle of Wight under new plans drawn up by the health leaders on the island.

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Exclusive: Trust predicts years of deficits amid £47m deterioration

The chief executive of a severely challenged acute trust has warned staff “difficult choices” lie ahead after its financial forecast for the year was changed from a £10m surplus to a £37m deficit.

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Revealed: 14 trusts start contingency plans after Carillion collapse

Contingency plans are in operation across 14 NHS trusts after the collapse of construction and facilities management company Carillion.

East Surrey hospital

Revealed: Seven trusts breaching break even duty until 2022

Seven NHS trusts believe they will not technically break even for five years or more, with two requiring until 2026, HSJ analysis reveals.