Royal National Hospital For Rheumatic Diseases NHS Foundation Trust

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Long-serving chief executive to retire

The chief executive officer of Royal United Hospitals Bath Foundation Trust is to retire.

The Christie

Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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HSJ reveals the best places to work in 2015

The 120 top employers in the NHS have been announced.

Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases Foundation Trust

Best Places to Work 2015 - acute specialist trust winner


Updated: Bath FT's takeover of specialist trust given green light

STRUCTURE: Royal United Hospitals Bath Foundation Trust has taken over Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases FT after its proposal was approved by Monitor.

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Revealed: the trusts set to be highlighted for reporting concerns

Six trusts that have been in special measures over the past year are among those set to be named as having a poor culture of reporting patient safety incidents

The Min to close inpatient neuro services

STRUCTURE: The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases Foundation Trust is to cease providing inpatient neurological rehabilitation services from the end of March.

Salisbury appoints permanent chief exec

WORKFORCE: Peter HIll has been appointed as chief executive at Salisbury Foundation Trust.


Foundation trusts still lagging on savings targets in Q2

Regulator Monitor today urged foundation trusts to plan “sooner and more effectively” for future financial pressures, as its latest quarterly report showed the sector had made little progress in closing the gap between planned and actual savings.

The Min ahead of plan on deficit

FINANCE: The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases Foundation Trust is reporting a lower deficit than anticipated at the end of July.

Salisbury appoints interim chief

Chief operating officer Peter Hill has been appointed interim chief executive of Salisbury Foundation Trust following the resignation of Caspar Ridley, who is leaving the trust after less than a year.

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More than half of FTs behind plan on 2011-12 savings

More than half of foundation trusts missed their savings plan targets, according to Monitor’s review of last financial year.

15 FTs ended 2011-12 in deficit

Fifteen foundation trusts finished 2011-12 in deficit and “at least four” are considered unviable in their current form by Monitor, HSJ has learned.

Reconfiguration high on Monitor's agenda after FT breach

STRUCTURE: Monitor’s response to financial problems at a struggling foundation trust has offered the first example of the watchdog’s new readiness to push for reconfiguration of services.

Monitor calls time on smallest FT 'The Min'

STRUCTURE: Monitor has ordered the board of the country’s smallest foundation trust to develop a strategy for its future after concluding it cannot survive on its own.

Foundation Trust Network chief executive Sue Slipman

Exclusive: regulator mulls new squad of fixers for most-troubled trusts

Struggling foundation trusts may be forced to take on new Monitor troubleshooters who will advise trust boards and inform the regulator about weak board members, HSJ has discovered.

Three C difficile cases cost £55,000 under CQUIN system

PERFORMANCE: Three cases of C difficile have cost the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases Foundation Trust £55,000 in CQUIN payments and could lead it to be red-rated for governance by Monitor.

Rheumatic diseases specialist forecasts deficit

FINANCE: Lower than expected income from PCTs has led to the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases Foundation Trust forecasting a deficit of £909,000 for the financial year, rather than the planned surplus of £124,000.

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Patient reported outcome measures methodology queried by 'negative outlier'

A specialist orthopaedic hospital is reviewing the methodology used for patient reported outcome measures after it was identified as a possible “negative outlier” by the Department of Health.