Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

A&E accident and emergency

Trusts offered up to £4m to make last-ditch attempt on A&E target


NHS England has confirmed new financial incentives for trusts to deliver strong performance against the four-hour emergency target this month.

Bas Sadiq

Trust names ‘inspiration’ former receptionist as CEO


Homerton Healthcare Foundation Trust has promoted Bas Sadiq, who joined the NHS as an outpatient receptionist 20 years ago, to chief executive.


Trusts ‘pause’ merger of exec teams


Two hospital trusts with a combined turnover of nearly £3bn have “paused” plans to merge their executive director teams.

Emergency, service redesign, A&E

Revealed: Official data masking long waits for the sickest patients


Several trusts are failing to admit their sickest emergency patients in a timely fashion, despite performing well in official waiting time statistics, HSJ can reveal.


London Eye: Missing the police


Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by HSJ bureau chief Ben Clover.

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‘Outstanding’ hospital CEO to leave after 18 months


An acute trust chief executive is retiring next spring after a year-and-a-half in post.


Hospitals close areas after discovering RAAC planks


More hospitals have closed parts of their site after discovering potentially unsafe concrete had been used in the building structures, HSJ has learned.

Emergency, service redesign, A&E

Exclusive: Site-level A&E performance revealed for the first time


The true scale of poor performance against the four-hour waiting time target at individual A&E sites, which is often masked by the official trust-level data, has been laid bare for the first time by information acquired by HSJ.


ICS calls in turnaround director after plunging £70m into the red


An integrated care system has brought in a financial turnaround director after racking up an unplanned deficit of more than £70m in the first five months of the 2023-24 financial year.

Matthew Trainer Chief Executive

Every acute in ICS to use the same EPR after £44m deal


One of the last trusts in London to move away from paper records has named Oracle Cerner as its preferred electronic patient record supplier in a 10-year deal worth £44m.

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Recovery Watch: ‘Grey area’ over key A&E target


Recovering services from the covid crisis is the big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by HSJ emergency care correspondent Matt Discombe

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Where’s the harm?


Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by HSJ bureau chief Ben Clover.


NHSE ‘mistaken’ in prioritising ‘headline funding’, says ex-Treasury mandarin


A trust chair and former senior Treasury official says NHS England has repeatedly made the ‘mistake’ of pushing for maximum headline increases in their main revenue budget – which has meant less funding being allocated for transformative investments.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Priced out of the market


Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by HSJ bureau chief Ben Clover.

Neonatal cots

Exclusive: Thousands of referrals for sick babies turned down due to lack of beds


More than 1,000 referrals to admit very sick or premature babies to neonatal units were rejected in the last year due to a lack of beds, data obtained by HSJ has revealed.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: The nursing walkout isn't really about pay


Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by HSJ bureau chief Ben Clover.


Trust’s chief operating officer gets top job


The chief operating officer of a small district general hospital has been promoted to the chief executive role.


NHSE pushes large London acute to join pathology network


NHS England is using the prospect of diagnostics funding to push a large London acute trust into joining a pathology network.

Emergency, service redesign, A&E

Exclusive: ‘Outrageous’ long A&E waits for mental health patients increase 150pc


Mental health patients who arrive at emergency departments in crisis are increasingly facing ‘outrageous’ long waits for an inpatient bed, with some being forced to wait several days.

Mike Bell

Chair appointed across two hospital trusts


A joint chair has been appointed across two acute trusts in London.