A major change to the measurement of cancer performance will produce misleading results and perverse incentives for some providers, several trust leaders have told HSJ.
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Two “outstanding” foundation trusts have signed a contract with a Chinese real estate company to advise it on building 10 new hospitals in a deal which could be worth millions for the NHS.
Winner Belfast Health and Social Care Trust: Improving the safety of chemotherapy prescribing through implementation of a standardised electronic assessment proforma
Winner Velindre Trust: Improving palliative pathways by developing a rapid access radiographer led service
The funding regime that was introduced to stabilise the acute sector has resulted in more cash being funnelled into the NHS trusts that needed it the least, according to analysis by HSJ.
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.
A teaching trust in central London has been awarded bonus payments of £35m after the sale of two assets, including its stake in a radiology joint venture, helped boost its reported surplus.
Ingrid Torjesen on how medicine optimisation management has made it to the HSJ Awards categories this year
This week we look at the organisations shortlisted for their innovative work in cancer care.
Regulators have changed the rules under which a pot of up to £600m of sustainability and transformation funding will be allocated to NHS trusts.
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A specialist trust is set to receive a £27m bonus payment from regulators after a one-off insurance claim boosted its forecast surplus for the year.
While there are undoubtedly opportunities for private patient units, careful market due diligence needs to be undertaken and the optimal strategy needs to be considered to make them more lucrative. By Hugh Risebrow
HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black.
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The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.
The chief executives of trusts rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission have been in post much longer than those rated inadequate – several of whom have stayed less than a year, HSJ analysis confirms.
The Greater Manchester health economy delivered a “very strong” financial performance last year, generating £150m of investment funding for the region.