South London Healthcare NHS Trust

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: What does a new health secretary mean?

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

Brian wells 3 x2

Increasing productivity and maximising capacity is essential

Four Eyes Insight helps NHS trusts improve operational productivity. In the first of two articles, the company’s founders explain their experience of the productivity opportunity and the clinical perspective they bring to it.

Treasury

NHS Improvement seeks Treasury cash for wave of trust takeovers

NHS Improvement and the Treasury have discussed proposals for “transaction funding” to support a new wave of takeovers of underperforming trusts by other organisations, HSJ can reveal.

Robert Royce

History repeats itself: first as tragedy, then as farce

The problems that University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust, and King’s College Foundation Trust and Lewisham and Greenwich are facing a direct consequence of the acquisitions they made when South London Healthcare Trust and Mid Staffs failed, says Robert Royce

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Trust needs miracle worker to lift curse

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich

Trust faces £48m repair bill for PFI hospital

A trust faces a £48m repair bill to make one of its hospitals safe because of loopholes in the drafting of its private finance initiative contract, Department of Health documents reveal.

Andy Cowper

Cowper’s Cut: A Budget for putting politics above prosperity

We’re approaching a moment when a government that has been warned that the NHS funding situation will threaten quality, access and safety is going to choose to ignore that warning, says Andy Cowper in the runup to the Budget

Andy Cowper

Cowper’s Cut: Jeremy Hunt’s futile gesture

What will the resignation of two chief executives last week actually achieve, asks Andy Cowper

emergency department

Resignations send stark warning to chief execs on A&E performance

Two acute trust chief executives have resigned today under pressure from ministers and NHS Improvement over consistently poor accident and emergency performance.

Richard Murray

The NHS financial regime: cleverly flexible or horribly messy?

The NHS payments and incentives system is constantly evolving. Richard Murray looks at a system that is attempting to manage deficits and, at the same time, introduce new models of care and ways to pay for them.

Demonstration in Lewisham

STP dilutes plan to centralise elective work

An STP in the capital has dropped plans to centralise elective orthopaedic work at two sites.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: London - winning on A&E?

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Keeping NHS England happy

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

The Christie

Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Baby STPs

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

Damaged mobile

End Game: What's the damage?

Beware the TDA’s butter finger staff

Hospital

Exclusive: DH bailouts rocket to £1.2bn as hospital finances crash

The Department of Health paid out £1.2bn in bailouts in 2014-15, to help more than 50 troubled NHS providers pay wages and creditors, replace aging equipment and cut deficits, HSJ analysis has found.

Boris Johnson

London's devolution demands revealed

Proposals to redesign London’s £93bn public services through wide ranging devolution from central government have been agreed by borough leaders and the city’s mayor.

Princess Royal Hospital, Bromley, South London Healthcare NHS Trust

Revealed: TDA refused to pay unexpected takeover costs

NHS Trust Development Authority officials refused to pay the bulk of a claim for unanticipated costs made by a trust that fell into financial trouble after taking over a failing neighbour.

Waiting game

Reconfiguration: Play the long game for successful mergers

Think long term when considering the benefits of organisation mergers