The government plans to abolish the use of private finance initiative deals for future capital projects, and establish a “centre of best practice” to manage its existing deals.
Construction of a new acute hospital is set to resume almost a year after Carillion was liquidated, following a deal between the government, lenders, and local NHS chiefs.
A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.
The PFI contract for the partly-built new Royal Liverpool Hospital is set to be terminated after the Treasury confirmed it would provide funding support.
NHS managers have asked the government to plough more than £300m into completing construction of a new hospital which ground to a halt after Carillion’s collapse.
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A trust hopes to restart construction work on its new hospital in October after the government terminated the private finance contract which funded the project.
A government decision on the future of a privately financed major acute hospital that was hit by Carillion’s collapse is not expected until autumn.
Twenty NHS providers accounted for almost £600m of deterioration against the trust sector’s financial plans in 2017-18.
NHS trusts ended last year with a combined deficit of £960m, according to accounting data published by regulators.
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Permanent deals are yet to be agreed by NHS trusts whose facilities management services were hit by the collapse of Carillion, HSJ can reveal.
Serco is poised to take over facilities management services at a mental health trust after previous provider Carillion was liquidated.
Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.
The chief executive of an acute trust is growing increasingly concerned about the length of time it is taking to resume building on a “key” new PF2 hospital, following the demise of Carillion.
Construction on a long awaited PF2 hospital held up by the collapse of Carillion could resume next month, HSJ has been told.
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.
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.