COMMERCIAL: A total of 17 providers in the South East Coast strategic health authority area did not have their 2011-12 provider/commissioner contracts signed off at the beginning of the year.

Information obtained by HSJ under the Freedom of Information Act shows there were widespread delays in achieving sign-off by April 1, affecting the acute, community and mental health sectors.

None went to arbitration.

Providers that did not agree contracts with their commissioners were:  

  • Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
  • Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
  • Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
  • Kent Community Health NHS Trust
  • East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Medway NHS Foundation Trust
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust (now known as East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust)
  • Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Sussex Community NHS Trust
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust