A clinical commissioning group has called bullying allegations from one of its contractors “wholly incorrect” — and pointed out they were made after the possibility of a performance warning was raised.
Virgin Care and an NHS provider have won an £85m joint community services project.
An NHS trust faces delay of around a year before it can bank a £14m windfall after the government decided to appeal a High Court judgment.
A major hospital trust has gone to market for a £175m overhaul of its IT systems, with an option to expand into two neighbouring trusts amid merger rumours.
A hospital trust has announced the opening of its privately-managed orthopaedic centre.
A mental health trust has received £53m from the sale of a large parcel of land to the Greater London Authority.
A teaching trust in central London has been awarded bonus payments of £35m after the sale of two assets, including its stake in a radiology joint venture, helped boost its reported surplus.
University Hospitals of Leicester Trust plans to outsource 4 per cent of its elective care workload to ensure it has capacity for emergency demand.
Around 1,100 staff at a teaching trust, including many employed by Serco, are to transfer into a new NHS owned company this summer.
An NHS trust badly affected by Carillion’s liquidation can “do no more” to get construction work restarted on its already delayed new £350m hospital, its chief executive has admitted.
Patient safety was put at risk by a “significant breakdown in financial governance” at a large acute trust, an independent investigation has found.
West Midlands mayor Andy Street has urged ministers for “swift intervention” to help get a stalled hospital project back on track following Carillion’s collapse.
Serco is poised to take over facilities management services at a mental health trust after previous provider Carillion was liquidated.
Doctors have raised concerns over the safety of a “Deliveroo type” pharmacy app that has been supported by NHS England and NHS Digital.
A social enterprise has won a contract to provide all NHS and council commissioned children’s community services in Medway.
University Hospitals Leicester Trust is to create a wholly owned subsidiary to run its facilities management services as the board has been told current arrangements are “not sustainable”.
Up to 800 children have been waiting nearly two years for assessments for autistic spectrum conditions and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in Kent, it has emerged.
Four clinical commissioning groups that formed an alliance at the start of the year have hired PwC to carry out a review of their governance.
A private hospital group and an NHS trust have ended their partnership running a cancer unit.
Trusts in Berkshire and Surrey are looking at creating a pharmacy joint venture modelled on their existing pathology service.
A foundation trust has changed its structure to remove a “clear potential conflict of interest” for its estates director, who was also head of a wholly owned estates company that held contracts with the trust.
A London hospital trust has named the preferred bidder to operate its private patient unit.
Two large scale developments on hospital sites in south London are being considered, documents obtained by HSJ reveal.
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has asked consultancy firm EY to carry out an inquiry into its £14m digital health record system labelled a “disaster” by consultants.
Clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are taking legal advice on whether they can get money back from a failed patient transport operator.
A London foundation trust has established a subsidiary company to rationalise its estate and encourage a more commercial approach to generating revenue and capital receipts from its 125 sites.
A hospital trust was left with an unexpected £5.6m bill for non-emergency patient transport after commissioners underestimated the cost, a report has revealed.
A clinical commissioning group sacked two accountants after they were found to have signed off unauthorised pay increases.
A major acute trust’s IT systems, including a system introduced in 2015 to “revolutionise” its patient records, are set to be overhauled and replaced in the new year.
London hospital trusts have been forced to bring patient transport services in house or re-tender them as incumbent firms exit the market.
A £412m turnover hospital trust has been fined more than £600,000 over the late payment of a supplier in the last three financial years.
Two NHS trusts have abandoned a procurement process due to concerns about the preferred bidder’s link to a contractor on Grenfell Tower, HSJ has learned.
Patient data held by a hospital trust was erroneously sent to and stored on a company’s server in USA, amid problems with a new electronic patient record system.
A new hospital offering centralised emergency and specialist services for the struggling east Kent health economy is under serious consideration, it has emerged today.
A London foundation trust was relying on a working capital facility from Lloyds Bank to pay staff each month, documents released to HSJ reveal.
A Shelford Group trust has awarded a £310m contract to an American company as part of a ‘ground breaking partnership’ for orthopaedic work.
A specialist hospital is looking for £15m for the naming rights of a new treatment and research centre.
Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust is set to roll out an app developed by artificial intelligence firm DeepMind, after signing a five year contract with the Google owned company.
Virgin Care has demanded more money for a controversial prime provider contract it signed with commissioners in Staffordshire last year, HSJ has learned.
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Foundation Trust is taking legal action against the Libyan government over unpaid debt, HSJ can reveal.
One of the world’s most famous hospitals is owed more than £30m by international private patients, HSJ can reveal.
A community trust in Yorkshire is setting up an alliance with local GPs and two private primary care providers to deliver accident and emergency streaming services.
A sustainability and transformation partnership in the East Midlands has recruited Capita to help with the creation of its accountable care system.
A trust in the West Midlands has signed a deal to transfer its surplus land to the Homes and Communities Agency.
One of the country’s leading digital trusts is moving its core clinical system on to Microsoft’s cloud service, as more trusts consider outsourcing IT services.
Two NHS trusts in the North West are planning to form a strategic estates partnership with a private company to unlock new sources of capital funding.
Hinchingbrooke Hospital’s ambitious £150m “health campus” plans have been put under review.
A London mental health trust has appointed a commercial group to its strategic estates partnership.
Two incumbent community providers have been named as the lead contractors for a new £57m out of hospital services model proposed for Coventry and Warwickshire.
York Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust is considering setting up a limited liability company to manage its estate and facilities services to help save money.
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A major teaching hospital trust is in legal negotiations with a company registered in the Bahamas over a land deal.
The business case for a proposed hospital rebuild depends on its medical consultants carrying out more of their private work at the site, the trust’s board has heard.
One of England’s largest teaching hospitals is working with an aviation performance specialist to reduce delayed transfers of care to zero.
A large teaching trust is seeking bidders for up to £25m worth of outsourced services including elective surgery as part of contingency plans to cope with increased demand.
A Midlands clinical commissioning group is locked in a contract dispute with Virgin Care over a controversial “prime provider” contract awarded last year, HSJ has learned.
Circle Health has agreed to a set of actions designed to reduce the financial impact of a new musculoskeletal care contract on the incumbent provider trust, HSJ has learned.
A mental health trust rated outstanding is setting up a subsidiary company that it hopes will make £3m of recurring back-office savings a year by 2018-19.
The chair of Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, Louise Scull, has said she will step down later this year. The news comes just weeks after chief executive Peter Homa announced his retirement.
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust will terminate a five year, £200m estates and facilities contract with Carillion by 1 April.
Moorfields Eye Hospital Foundation Trust is predicting a significant spike in private income in 2016-17, its board papers reveal.
A mental health and community services trust has named the shortlisted bidders to run its strategic estates partnership.
A partnership of non-profit and NHS providers have been awarded a multimillion pound contract to provide children’s community services in the South West.
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust will look to terminate a five year, £200m estates and facilities contract with Carillion amid concerns over poor standards.
Virgin Care has been awarded two five year contracts to provide community and urgent care services for a clinical commissioning group in Lancashire.
A commissioning support unit is to be turned into a community interest company owned by its CCG customers, according to the region’s sustainability and transformation plan.
University College Hospitals London Foundation Trust is set to be the second trust to pick Epic as its electronic patient record supplier.
Coperforma, the company which is handing back its Sussex patient transport contract, has said it is “disappointed” but has not commented on a critical inspection report.
An independent patient transport provider is to hand back a £63m contract to the NHS, as it was revealed the Care Quality Commission has served six improvement notices on it.
An NHS trust in financial special measures is now planning to deliver £37m of financial improvements by the end of the financial year.
A trust has said it has no plans to pull out of its contract for a troubled radiology information system, shortly after its leaders considered terminating the deal early.
Nurses at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust are having to clean wards after cleaners from a private company in order to maintain standards, the trust board has said.
A privately provided cleaning contract worth £200m will be discussed by board members at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust this week amid “significant concerns” over standards, HSJ has learned.
COMMERICAL: A CCG and council in the South West have claimed Virgin Care will make no “margin” on a community services contract it has been chosen as the preferred bidder for.
COMMERICAL: Virgin Care has been named preferred provider to provide adult community services in the south of England as part of an alliance contract, ahead of a bid from local trusts and a GP federation.
COMMERCIAL: Virgin Care has been selected as preferred bidder to provide community services in Bath and north east Somerset covering a current annual expenditure of £69.2m.
PRIMARY CARE: A GP has resigned following the procurement of a primary care contract that merges three Sunderland practices.
COMMERCIAL: Lewisham and Greenwich Trust is to close a 13-bed ward after commissioners insisted that there was no need for it, according to board papers.
COMMERCIAL: A hospital trust is considering a link-up with the Royal Marsden Foundation Trust for private work, board papers reveal.
COMMERCIAL: Kent clinical commissioning groups have won a legal bid to lift the suspension of a contract they awarded to Virgin Care.
East Cheshire Trust is to bring human resources services back in house, after its commercial partner declared its outsourced contract was no longer commercially viable.
COMMERCIAL: Commissioners in a £55m competition dispute have backed down and agreed to extend a contract with the spurned incumbent provider.
COMMISSIONING: Twelve primary care contracts in Merseyside have been put out for re-tender – including 11 contracts held by troubled provider SSP Health.
COMMERCIAL: Two clinical commissioning groups are going to court to overturn a contract suspension obtained by a local trust.
COMMERCIAL: Bexley Clinical Commisioning Group is looking for ways to make savings in diabetes care, after problems agreeing a contract with providers.
COMMERCIAL: Central London Community Health Trust has taken over the provision of adult community health services in Harrow borough.
Consortium of NHS and social enterprise bidders is single bidder for children’s community services contract in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset
COMMERCIAL: A leading mental health trust has opened specialist services in Abu Dhabi.
PERFORMANCE: A high profile private hospital in Kent has been rated “requires improvement” by the Care Quality Commission, with its surgical services criticised as “inadequate” for safety.
Northern Devon Healthcare Trust is to become the first health service organisation to enter the home care market.
A council in the South West decided against pooling its social care budget with the local clinical commissioning group because it was concerned it would fall foul of competition regulations.
COMMISSIONING: The company in charge of patient transport services in Sussex may have been the only bidder for the £12m a year contract, HSJ has learned.
RECONFIGURATION: Adult community services in Surrey face a shake-up next year with clinical commissioning groups choosing to work alone rather than commissioning across the county.
FINANCE: Commissioners in Blackpool are investigating a sharp increase in activity and costs with a private provider, despite GP referrals only rising slightly.
A London CCG is commissioning a musculoskeletal contract with capped costs.
COMMISSIONING: A £270m community services contract between Virgin Care and East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been delayed for a month.
COMMERCIAL: Hull based Humber Foundation Trust is the new provider of a delayed £45m contract to run community and out of hours services in Whitby.
COMMERCIAL: One of Bristol’s acute trusts is in discussion with a mental health trust and two social enterprises about teaming up to bid for a children’s community services contract in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
COMMERICAL: An NHS trust has challenged commissioners in Lancashire over the awarding of community equipment contract to a private provider.
COMMERCIAL: The loss of a £126m contract to another provider could cause multiple staffing and patient care issues, a trust has said.