Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Best Places to Work 2015 - acute specialist trust winner
STRUCTURE: Royal United Hospitals Bath Foundation Trust has taken over Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases FT after its proposal was approved by Monitor.
Best Places to Work 2014 – acute trust
Six trusts that have been in special measures over the past year are among those set to be named as having a poor culture of reporting patient safety incidents
STRUCTURE: The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases Foundation Trust is to cease providing inpatient neurological rehabilitation services from the end of March.
WORKFORCE: Peter HIll has been appointed as chief executive at Salisbury Foundation Trust.
Regulator Monitor today urged foundation trusts to plan “sooner and more effectively” for future financial pressures, as its latest quarterly report showed the sector had made little progress in closing the gap between planned and actual savings.
FINANCE: The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases Foundation Trust is reporting a lower deficit than anticipated at the end of July.
Chief operating officer Peter Hill has been appointed interim chief executive of Salisbury Foundation Trust following the resignation of Caspar Ridley, who is leaving the trust after less than a year.
More than half of foundation trusts missed their savings plan targets, according to Monitor’s review of last financial year.
Fifteen foundation trusts finished 2011-12 in deficit and “at least four” are considered unviable in their current form by Monitor, HSJ has learned.
STRUCTURE: Monitor’s response to financial problems at a struggling foundation trust has offered the first example of the watchdog’s new readiness to push for reconfiguration of services.
STRUCTURE: Monitor has ordered the board of the country’s smallest foundation trust to develop a strategy for its future after concluding it cannot survive on its own.
Struggling foundation trusts may be forced to take on new Monitor troubleshooters who will advise trust boards and inform the regulator about weak board members, HSJ has discovered.
PERFORMANCE: Three cases of C difficile have cost the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases Foundation Trust £55,000 in CQUIN payments and could lead it to be red-rated for governance by Monitor.
FINANCE: Lower than expected income from PCTs has led to the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases Foundation Trust forecasting a deficit of £909,000 for the financial year, rather than the planned surplus of £124,000.
A specialist orthopaedic hospital is reviewing the methodology used for patient reported outcome measures after it was identified as a possible “negative outlier” by the Department of Health.
FINANCE: Activity levels have improved at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases Foundation Trust leading to the forecast year end position improving by £50,000.