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  • Breast cancer radiology

    Flagship £690m cancer procurement abandoned over financial fears


    Staffordshire CCGs unable to award £687m cancer prime provider contract Privately led consortium unable to convince CCGs the contract was financially viable Decision follows the collapse of the UnitingCare Partnership contract in 2015 A controversial tender for cancer services in Staffordshire worth £687m has been ...

  • Blurred hospital corridor with three figures in it

    Trust A&E 'hours from closing' as locum pay row deepens


    Lincoln County Hospital A E was “hours from closure” after locums declined work NHS Improvement says it is unacceptable for locums to hold NHS to ransom Eleven doctors did not show up for work at UHNM’s A E A hospital emergency department was “just hours ...

  • child in hospital
    HSJ Local

    Children's lives put at risk at Stafford hospital, royal college warns


    Royal college review backs closure of children’s emergency centre Earlier review highlighted “potentially life threatening” management of cases Concerns follow a review in 2006 highlighting similar fears for safety Children’s lives were put at risk because of unsafe emergency services at Stafford Hospital, a review ...

  • Mid_Stafford_hospital_sign
    HSJ Local

    Staffordshire still unsustainable after 'failed' Mid Staffs dissolution


    Staffordshire CCGs receiving £15m a year additional support from NHS England University Hospitals of North Midlands is forecasting a deficit of £100m in 2017-18 Trust special administration process described as a “failed experiment” and “zombie policy” NHS organisations in Staffordshire are facing huge deficits after ...

  • University Hospitals of North Midlands

    Three more trusts placed in special measures


    Regulator to appoint improvement directors to St George’s, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole, and University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Improvement says trusts will receive a package of support They can also expect tougher interest rates on the bailout loans from the Department of Health Three ...

  • report_graph

    Exclusive: Trusts get £187m incentive payments despite plans slipping


    Analysis shows 40 providers now forecast to breach their deficit target after receiving nearly £200m of incentive payments Sustainability and transformation fund was introduced to reward trusts that agree and meet their financial targets Some trusts have received more than two-thirds of their STF allocation, yet are ...

  • 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.

  • shredded paper

    Exclusive: Trust sector deficit worsens by £280m


    HSJ research suggests trusts’ finances have deteriorated by nearly £300m since quarter two The numbers suggest a year-end provider sector deficit around £970m NHS Improvement has been discussing revisions with a number of trusts and will report a lower official number next week Jim Mackey ...

  • Winter

    Analysis: 10 trusts responsible for quarter of 'winter pressures' alerts


    Ten trusts responsible for a quarter of “winter pressures” alerts since start of December South of England is the worst hit region London reported only five out of 830 alerts Just 10 hospital trusts have been responsible for more than a quarter of the “winter ...

  • Ben clover expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    London Eye: London - winning on A&E?


    Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

  • Trolley
    HSJ Local

    230 patients wait over 12 hours in A&E amid beds dispute


    UHNM trust warns number of medically fit for discharge patients could hit 300 a day by March Managers have raised concerns that cuts to community beds have impacted the trust CCGs believe the region is bed dependant and says alternative services are in place More ...

  • Mid_Stafford_hospital_sign
    HSJ Local

    Emergency department to close as part of £245m savings plan


    Staffordshire STP outlines plans to close emergency department Savings of £245m will be made by 2021, including service closures STP aims to reduce A E admissions by 20 per cent An accident and emergency department will close in Staffordshire along with 100 community hospital beds, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Breast cancer radiology
    HSJ Local

    Private providers back on course to land £1.2bn deal


    Staffordshire CCGs to press ahead with £1.2bn cancer and end of life care contracts No stand alone NHS provider is bidding for either contract due to be awarded within months NHS England review prompted by collapse of Cambridgeshire’s £750m UnitingCare contract A major £1.2bn procurement ...

  • University Hospitals of North staffordshire Foundation Trust
    HSJ Local

    Exclusive: STP chair resigns before plan is published


    Staffordshire STP chairman John MacDonald has resigned The Staffordshire STP may be one of the last to be published and is expected to be revealed next month Mr MacDonald, chairman of UHNM, said he wanted to focus on the “immediate challenges” facing the trust The ...

  • 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 ...

  • Stafford Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Stafford hospital children's emergency services to be reviewed


    Royal college to review children’s emergency service at Stafford hospital after safety fears led to suspension Trust has opened new minor injuries unit to treat children but those with severe illnesses will be transferred Report to be published next year after trust visit and analysis of data ...

  • Payslip

    Revealed: Ministers sign off £300k of pay rises for trust chairs


    Ministers agreed nearly £300,000 in pay rises for the chairs of NHS trusts over the past year, HSJ can reveal.

  • Piles of pound coins

    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 ...

  • Paula Clark
    HSJ Local

    Midlands trust reveals new chief executive


    APPOINTMENT: The chief executive of a major West Midlands acute trust is to take on the top job at the University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust.