Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

James Illman 2023

Recovery Watch: What ‘virtually eliminating’ 78-week breaches really means

2024-01-17T13:00:00+00:00

Recovering services from the covid crisis is a big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by HSJ bureau chief and performance lead James Illman.

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Trusts told to plan for 10% cuts on top of annual savings

2024-01-11T05:04:00+00:00

Trusts in Lancashire have been told to plan for a 10 per cent cut in their contract values, on top of the annual efficiency savings they were already planning for next year.

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Sloman takes job with ex-minister’s firm

2023-11-28T04:19:00+00:00

NHS England’s former chief operating officer Sir David Sloman has taken another private sector position, after stepping down in September.

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System ‘resisting change’ and lacking skills for financial recovery, says CEO

2023-11-06T12:32:00+00:00

A chief executive has said his system’s financial recovery is being hampered by staff who are resistant to change, with too many people lacking the right skills and experience.

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‘Short termism’ is undermining NHS savings and safety, warns CEO

2023-11-01T05:34:00+00:00

The government must allow health systems to plan their finances over a longer period to help deliver ‘real’ savings by rationalising services, says a leading chief executive.

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Seven trusts relegated to NHSE’s poorest performers group

2023-10-09T04:16:00+01:00

Seven trusts have been added to NHS England’s list of providers with the worst elective and cancer problems, putting the number of organisations in the ‘tier 1’ group back into double figures – and five leaving it, HSJ has learned.

James Illman 2023

Recovery Watch: The trusts slipping the most on PM’s pledge

2023-10-04T14:04:00+01:00

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 bureau chief and performance lead James Illman.

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Experienced chief moves to fourth trust

2023-10-04T03:54:00+01:00

An experienced chief executive who ran his system’s “gold command” covid-19 response has been named as the new boss of a teaching trust whose previous leader has moved to Gibraltar.

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

2023-10-02T04:33:00+01:00

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.

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Ministers name 30 trusts receiving share of £250m fund

2023-08-15T06:00:00+01:00

Ministers have named the 30 trusts which will receive a share of a £250m fund to increase urgent and emergency care capacity.

Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: Grit in the CoG

2023-08-14T08:24:00+01:00

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England. Contact me in confidence here.

Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: Has Lancashire missed a trick?

2023-07-31T12:39:00+01:00

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England. Contact me in confidence here.

Kevin McGee_CEO

Top CEO leaves to run Gibraltar health system

2023-07-12T11:10:00+01:00

A leading trust chief executive has announced he is stepping down from the NHS and has accepted a three-year role with Gibraltar Health Authority.

Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: The good, the bad, and the overlooked

2023-05-30T11:24:00+01:00

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England. Contact me in confidence here.

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North by North West: Manchester must get a grip on electives

2023-04-17T12:57:00+01:00

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England. Contact me in confidence here.

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North by North West: Magna Carta to ‘mandated support’

2023-03-20T12:14:00+00:00

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England. Contact me in confidence here.

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Flagship merger ‘effectively scrapped’ after ‘wasting millions’

2023-02-10T12:38:00+00:00

The leader of a flagship ‘hub and spoke’ pathology merger has criticised regulators after the project was effectively dropped due to delays in receiving £31m of capital that was allocated to the scheme in 2018.

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Eight trusts win place on elective recovery project

2023-01-12T06:57:00+00:00

Eight trusts have been awarded roles trialling a new accreditation scheme for surgical hubs as part of an NHS England pilot that will run until March.

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Revealed: Four trusts added to NHSE ‘help list’

2022-12-23T13:11:00+00:00

NHS England has revealed the latest list of trusts which it has identified as needing the most support to meet electives and cancer targets.

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Four in five trusts yet to reach digitisation target

2022-11-23T06:00:00+00:00

Only one in five trusts has reached the level of digitisation required by 2025 – more than three years after the target was set, tech chiefs have revealed.