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  • Breast cancer radiology

    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 ...

  • money efficiency

    Analysis: Trusts 'on track' with finances forecast major deterioration


    Several trusts revised their year-end forecast internally by up to £20m New protocol meant numbers published by NHS Improvement suggested providers were on course to meet their target Trusts forecasting significant deterioration include Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership, King’s College Hospital and University Hospitals North Midlands ...

  • Grantham Hospital
    HSJ Local

    A&E could be downgraded to 'urgent care centre-plus'


    United Lincolnshire chief executive says trust wants to reopen unit 24/7 but suggested it could lose services One option is for Grantham to become an “urgent care centre-plus” Trust announced “temporary” night time A E closure was being extended until “at least” February The chief ...

  • Keyboard

    Hacked trust faces criticism over handling of worst cyber attack on NHS


    Northern Lincolnshire criticised for not using NHS Digital’s cyber security expert team Central team yet to arrive on site as trust opts for private firm to support them manage virus News follows significant concerns being raised that virus could spread The hospital trust at the ...

  • Man using computer

    Exclusive: Computer attack could hit more hospitals, officials warn


    Trusts around the country are warned over spread, after most disruptive cyber attack on an NHS trust NHS Digital warns trusts of “potential threat to your organisation” Senior source warns trusts are at risk of “going down with same virus” National officials have issued a ...

  • The Christie

    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 ...

  • Grantham Hospital
    HSJ Local

    A&E night closure sees two patients a night sent elsewhere


    Early data from controversial move suggests average of just two patients a night needed transporting to alternative A E, says trust Night closure of Grantham unit resulted in admissions being reduced from 14 to 12 per day, trust says Royal College of Emergency Medicine says trust took ...

  • law
    HSJ Local

    Trust to face legal challenge over A&E closure


    LEGAL: United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust could face a legal challenge against its decision to partially close the accident and emergency department at Grantham and District Hospital.

  • Hospital Clock
    HSJ Local

    Lincolnshire trust confirms night time A&E closure


    ACUTE CARE: United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has confirmed it will go ahead with plans to close the accident and emergency department at Grantham and District Hospital at night.

  • Ambulance
    HSJ Local

    Trust plans night time A&E closure after reaching 'crisis point'


    United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust to make a decision on temporary reduction of opening hours of Grantham A E department Trust says services have reached “crisis point” and “patients may be put at risk if we don’t act” Royal College of Emergency Medicine says trust was in an ...

  • Lincolnshire
    HSJ Local

    Lincolnshire sets out plans to tackle £60m deficit and performance


    RECONFIGURATION: NHS leaders in Lincolnshire will go out to public consultation later this year over plans to radically overhaul key services.

  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

    High performing trust bosses asked to 'peer review' others


    NHS Improvement has asked 30 providers to take part in governance reviews at other trusts A number of specific reviews to be commissioned in coming months Reviews will be supported by external consultants Regulators have asked chief executives and chairs at “high performing” trusts to ...

  • Hospital ward

    Analysis: 20 trusts behind half of A&E performance decline


    Twenty trusts responsible for most of the rise in A E four hour target breaches Eight of the trusts also drove last year’s decline Smaller trusts disproportionately driving the decline Eight trusts hit the 95 per cent target for 2015-16 overall Twenty hospitals trusts ...

  • Money pay coins

    Revealed: The capital projects deferred in 'undignified scramble'


    £270m of deferred spending identified, much of which relates to projects such as building maintenance, IT infrastructure and the purchase of new equipment. Twenty biggest transfers listed. Download full details of the capital-to-revenue transfers identified Sources told HSJ they are seriously concerned that key capital projects ...

  • Fire engine
    HSJ Local

    Updated: Four wards closed after fire and power cut at East Midlands hospital


    United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust closes A E at Grantham and District Hospital after fire Four major services closed due to resulting power cut All operations and outpatient clinics cancelled for next few days ACUTE CARE: United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust has had to close four wards ...

  • Nottingham Tram
    HSJ Local

    East Midlands trusts to share chair


    APPOINTMENT: United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has appointed Dean Fathers as its new chair.

  • University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust

    Trusts ask Monitor for tariff hike


    Monitor has received 16 requests for tariff hikes since April 2014 Morecambe Bay has secured modified prices which should result in extra £25m per year Worcestershire Acute Trust withdrew application for “further engagement” with commissioners At least eight NHS trusts have sought to boost their ...

  • Breast cancer radiology
    HSJ Local

    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 ...

  • Calculator

    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.

  • Cut your ethical footprint

    Supplement: How to cut your ethical footprint


    By doing more than just reduce carbon