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Performance watch: Red lines and bear traps

Welcome to HSJ’s Performance Watch expert briefing. Our fortnightly newsletter on the most pressing performance matters troubling system leaders. Contact me in confidence here.

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NHS trusts sign multimillion pound China consultancy deal

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.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Cancer Care

Winner Belfast Health and Social Care Trust: Improving the safety of chemotherapy prescribing through implementation of a standardised electronic assessment proforma

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Palliative Care

Winner Velindre Trust: Improving palliative pathways by developing a rapid access radiographer led service

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Exclusive: STF benefited trusts that 'needed it least'

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.

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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.

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Trust sector reports 'window dressing' deficit of almost £1bn

NHS trusts ended last year with a combined deficit of £960m, according to accounting data published by regulators.

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Teaching trust boasts £76m surplus after asset sales and STF bonus

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.

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Standardisation of medicine doses enhances safety

Ingrid Torjesen on how medicine optimisation management has made it to the HSJ Awards categories this year

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Ten innovators in cancer care

This week we look at the organisations shortlisted for their innovative work in cancer care.

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NHS Improvement gives more trusts access to £600m 'unearned' STF

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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North by North West: Best and worst from the staff survey

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.

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Specialist trust set for £27m STF bonus in wake of insurance claim

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.

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How much could private units contribute to NHS financial recovery?

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

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Following the Money: £780m bonanza for trusts that stay on target

HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black.

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North by North West: Virgin deal exposes council rifts

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here

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Analysis by trust: Large majority provide less consultant access at weekends

The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.

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Exclusive: Short tenure of 'inadequate' trust chiefs laid bare

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.

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Devo region generates extra £150m after 'very strong' financial performance

The Greater Manchester health economy delivered a “very strong” financial performance last year, generating £150m of investment funding for the region.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Best Organisation

Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust: Western Sussex Patient First Programme