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.
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The business case for a proposed hospital rebuild depends on its medical consultants carrying out more of their private work at the site, the trust’s board has heard.
A trust rated outstanding has decided to cut its number of public of governors by nearly half “to be more effective” in delivering year one of its sustainability and transformation plan.
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Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
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The Department of Health arranged at least £39m in extra ‘essential’ capital funding for foundation trusts where patient safety or ‘ongoing operations’ were at risk because of maintenance backlogs, HSJ can reveal.
The Department of Health has agreed a package of support and capital payments totalling £327.7m with Frimley Park Hospital Foundation Trust as part of its takeover of another trust, HSJ can reveal.
A prominent private provider of elective surgery to the NHS has seen a ‘slower’ than expected growth in demand for its services, despite the government’s £250m drive to clear waiting lists.
Seven out of 10 NHS trusts rated by the Care Quality Commission under its new inspections regime were found to be inadequate or requiring improvement, an HSJ analysis of published ratings reveals.
Almost one in 10 trust boards does not have a permanent finance director amid one of the biggest ever NHS funding squeezes, HSJ analysis has revealed.
The first successful takeover one foundation trust by another has received final approval, it has been announced.
The planned merger of Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals and Frimley Park Hospital foundation trusts has been delayed
The English waiting list is 20 per cent bigger than at the last general election but despite that, long waits have improved under the Coalition. We are now well into the zone where the ‘90 per cent adjusted admitted’ target is at risk
COMMERCIAL: The first foundation trust merger to be cleared by the competition watchdog was passed after other NHS providers were found to be strong competitors in the local health economy.
The proposed acquisition of Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals Foundation Trust by Frimley Park Hospital Foundation Trust has been cleared by the Competition and Markets Authority, the watchdog has announced.
STRUCTURE: The Competition and Markets Authority has begun a review of the proposed merger between Frimley Park Hospital Foundation Trust and its troubled neighbour Heatherwood and Wexham Park Foundation Trust.