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    Simon Stevens warned again after second bed shortage death


    Second warning from coroner to NHS England chief following neurosurgery delays as a result of ICU bed shortage Teresa Dennett was denied an immediate transfer to Nottingham University Hospitals Trust Doctors told the coroner policies to admit patients regardless of bed capacity were “aspirational” NHS England chief executive ...

  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

    NHS finances: The best and worst performing trusts in quarter three


    HSJ analysis shows which trusts are performing best, and worst, against their financial plans in 2016-17.

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    Patient safety fears after trust moves to radiology consortium


    Kettering General Hospital dealing with major reporting backlogs affecting thousands of scans, including urgent and cancer MRI and CT scans At least one serious incidence and 68 other incidences of potential harm identified, with patients waiting up to 3 months for routine MRI scan results Fault attributed to flagship ...

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    Revealed: Huge cost of failed trust merger


    Merger between Nottingham University Hospitals Trust and Sherwood Forest Hospitals FT cost £10m Trusts paid more than £6m for consultancy advice and £1m for clinical support Both trusts have been reimbursed for the costs after a control total adjustment was made for Sherwood Forest Hospitals Work to prepare ...

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    Hospital FT to be removed from special measures


    The chief inspector of hospitals has recommended a troubled acute foundation trust be removed from special measures.

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    Trusts cancel merger plan, blaming 'operational challenges'


    Plan for both trusts to merge has been cancelled They will continue to operate as stand alone organisations Operational challenges cited as a key reason Nottingham University Hospitals Trust will no longer pursue a merger with Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust, the trusts have announced.

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    Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust


    Each trust placed in one of four categories based on the level of support they require from NHS Improvement Trusts will be formally categorised next month as part of the regulator’s new “single oversight framework” Thirty-five out of 238 trusts will have “maximum autonomy” See every rating in the ...

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    Chief executive quits shared leadership role


    Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust

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    Revealed: Trusts counting on back-loaded savings


    NHS trusts will have to significantly improve “run-rates” to meet 2016-17 financial targets Plans assume significant efficiency savings can be delivered in the latter half of the year In many cases, those savings have not yet been identified, or there is a high level of risk that they will ...

  • Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
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    Delay to major Midlands trust merger revealed


    Nottingham University Hospitals Trust merger with Sherwood Forest Foundation Trust delayed until 2017 Trusts had hoped to merge before “busy winter period” but “work required to create the merged organisation is taking longer than expected” Sherwood Forest, which has been in special measures since 2013 and is forecasting a ...

  • Richmond house

    Exclusive: Trust bailouts reach almost £2bn


    Trust bailouts reach almost £2bn in 2015-16, up from £1.2bn the previous year Payments necessary to maintain the day to day running of hospitals and to pay staff or creditors London trust says there is “no realistic prospect” of repaying its loan without further support Explore the full data ...

  • Colchester Hospital

    CQC launches inquiry into trusts failing to improve


    Only six out out of 21 trusts re-inspected by the CQC in 2015-16 showed overall improvement Review commissioned to discover “underlying reasons” why trusts are struggling to improve Colchester chief executive calls for single “oversight committees” to become more common The Care Quality Commission has set up an ...

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    HSJ Catch Up: The trusts that got DH bailouts, and Newcastle's 'outstanding' rating


    Your essential update on the week in health

  • Peter Homa
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    £2.5bn PFI costs are not part of merger, chief executive insists


    Peter Homa says Sherwood Forest’s PFI costs “will be dealt with nationally” Nottingham University Hospitals and Sherwood Forest share chief executive and plan to merge Mr Homa to address Sherwood Forest’s “discontinuity” of leadership Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has refused to take on a £2.5bn private finance deal ...

  • Peter Homa
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    Top hospital chief takes same role at neighbouring trust


    Nottingham University Hospitals Trust chief executive Peter Homa will take on the same role at nearby Sherwood Forest Hospital Foundation Trust next week.

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    Unsustainable Midlands trust picks merger partner


    Nottingham University Hospitals Trust name preferred organisation to merge with Sherwood Forest Hospitals NUH proposal was chosen because if offered the best long term benefits to patients The trust will provide immediate assistance ahead of a formal merger STRUCTURE: Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has been named as the ...

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    Exclusive: Troubled FT starts search for acquisition or merger partner


    Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust looking to be acquired or merged-with Derby and Nottingham hospital trusts are in the running, and Sheffield Hospitals FT has dropped out Decision on partner expected next month A troubled foundation trust is looking for a merger or acquisition partner after concluding it ...

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    Acute care vanguard awarded nearly £1m transformation funding


    East Midlands vanguard project awarded £960,000 from NHS England Consortium of seven trusts shares radiology patient images Money needs to be spent by end of 2015-16 FINANCE: A consortium of seven East Midlands acute trusts has been awarded £960,000 to support its work as a vanguard site developing ...

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    Revealed: Trusts' estimated savings potential


    By using publicly available data, HSJ has been able to closely match the methodology used by Lord Carter to produce trusts’ headline “savings opportunity” figures. Here we list the least and most efficient trusts according to the headline measure, as well as data for all trusts.

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    Nottinghamshire FT awarded £148m community services contracts


    COMMERCIAL: Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has been awarded contracts worth £148m to provide eight community services over five years.