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Trust takes consultancy to court over botched hospital refurbishment
An integrated acute and community trust has taken a construction consultancy to court after an alleged botched refurbishment of a hospital. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'Significant ambulance delays' caused severe harm but no deaths, review says
Nobody died as “a direct consequence” of significant ambulance delays across the East of England, an external review has concluded. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Chair steps down at special measures trust
The chair of an acute trust in special measures has announced he will step down at the end of this month. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Four surgeons disciplined in 'dysfunctional' department
Four surgeons in a “dysfunctional” department were disciplined and raised “tit for tat” concerns about each other’s practice, legal papers reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Large CCG's deficit spirals to £42m
One of England’s largest clinical commissioning groups posted a £42m deficit in 2017-18, £26m worse than its control total, according to its May finance report. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Leaders of alliance trusts agree to full merger
Leaders of two acute hospital trusts have agreed to go ahead with plans to merge into one organisation. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New record sharing scheme to cover 14 million patients
NHS England has chosen three regions to develop detailed health and care records covering 14 million people, in the latest national push to collect and share patient data at scale. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust out of special measures targets outstanding rating
An ambulance trust has been moved out of special measures after the Care Quality Commission improved its rating to good. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: A happy birthday for the NHS?
The biggest stories and talking points in the NHS (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS Improvement 'has not been on the pitch enough'
NHS Improvement needs to “engage more actively with the work of NHS Digital and NHS England” to speed up digital transformation in the NHS, the chair of the regulator has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government not planning to repeal Lansley legislation
Government sources have told HSJ today there are no plans to bring forward legislation to reform the Health and Social Care Act 2012. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Four trusts named as digital exemplars for 'hopeless' IT system
Four trusts will receive additional national support to improve the Lorenzo IT system, five years after a senior MP branded it a “hopeless system” supported by a  government bribe. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GIRFT: Outlier trust stops performing lung cancer procedure
A major teaching hospital has stopped doing a surgical procedure after being identified as an outlier by the Getting It Right First Time programme. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CCG to lose powers by joining commissioning partnership
Certain responsibilities are set to be moved from a struggling clinical commissioning group after it joined a partnership of four other CCGs. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New academy to recruit nurses with 'exceptional academic ability'
A nursing academy designed to attract and retain students with “exceptional academic ability” to improve patient safety is being launched at Exeter University in collaboration with local NHS trusts. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government could scrap 'NHS England ringfence' in long term plan
Ministers could scrap the “ringfence” around the NHS England budget to include other arm’s length bodies as part of the government’s long term funding plan, HSJ has been told. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Region's elderly care services 'inconsistent', says CQC
Health services for older people in Cumbria are inconsistent and services are in the “very early” stages of integration, the Care Quality Commission has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust pays £10,000 after patient death caused by staff shortages
An NHS trust has paid £10,000 to the family of a woman who died after “delayed and inadequate” investigations left her with terminal cancer. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Waving the red flags
The must read stories and biggets talking points from Monday (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Teaching trust chief executive to step down after 10 years
The chief executive of York Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust will retire at the end of this month after more than a decade in the role. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Following the Money: Carillion collapse offers lessons to NHS over late payments
HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black. This week by correspondent Nick Carding. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust refuses to release governance report despite being 'fundamentally transformed'
A foundation trust has refused to release a governance report after a follow up review showed it had been “fundamentally transformed” from having a “dysfunctional” board. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Care standards will fall this year warns CQC boss
The Care Quality Commission has assumed standards in the health and social care sectors could deteriorate in 2018-19. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: CQC needs more powers to rate health systems, says Behan
The government should give the Care Quality Commission new powers to inspect and rate local health systems, its outgoing chief executive has told HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hopson: NHS must 'get off the pot' on improving community services
The Five Year Forward View has failed NHS community services and a third of community providers cut staff last year, NHS Providers chief executive has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Time to sort out the A&E data mess
The biggest stories and debate in the NHS (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch Up: Damning NMC report, back to basics tech, control total games
Your essential update on health for the week (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HSE investigates patient death as trust admits failings
The Health and Safety Executive is investigating the death of a patient who absconded from a mental health unit and was then killed by an apparent stranger. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New ward to eliminate mental health trust out of area placements
A mental health trust in a rural location has opened 15 rehabilitation beds to implement a “unique” model of care which it says will eliminate the need for inappropriate out of n area placements. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Uncertainty over NHS pricing tool as deadline looms
Uncertainty has arisen over the provision of a price comparison tool used by trusts to analyse and improve their spending, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trusts in separate health economies consider 'stronger collaboration'
Two hospital trusts in separate health economies are looking at the benefits of a “stronger working relationship and collaboration”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Standing in the way of control totals
The must stories and talking points from Thursday (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust accepts control total after 'grip' warning from regulator
A financially troubled NHS trust has accepted its control total for 2018-19, despite the finance director saying it should be rejected in draft plans. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS leaders face fresh criticism over misleading A&E data
Public confidence in official NHS waiting times data “continues to be undermined” because of lack of action by NHS leaders, the government’s statistics watchdog has warned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Commissioner: What will the long term NHS plan do for integrated care?
What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable insight for commissioners. By senior bureau chief Dave West. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust receives £53m from land sale to local authority
A mental health trust has received £53m from the sale of a large parcel of land to the Greater London Authority. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Deficit trust rejects 'hard to understand' surplus control total
A deficit ridden acute trust has rejected a demand by NHS Improvement to deliver a £23m surplus in 2018-19, with local commissioners criticising the imposed target. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'Substantive' review of junior doctors' contract to go ahead
A review of the terms and conditions of the controversial junior doctors’ contract, which led to nationwide strike action will start in August, HSJ understands. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust misses finance target by £60m but keeps access to STF
A large acute trust in London has missed its original financial target for last year by £60m, but has still been awarded most of its sustainability and transformation funding. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Up to eight trusts to share pathology system
Pathologists in one of England’s most advanced health economies have launched a procurement for a common IT system across laboratories at up to eight NHS trusts. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust ordered to improve storage of dangerous liquids after patient death
A hospital where an elderly patient died after drinking cleaning fluid has been criticised over how it stores dangerous substances. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Private hospital group criticised for governance failures
A private hospital group has been told it must improve its corporate governance after a number of its sites were criticised in a leadership review by the Care Quality Commission. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Regulator says 50 trusts can boost cash from overseas patients
NHS bosses have launched a new programme to help boost the amount of cash recovered from treating foreign visitors. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Damning report into mishandling of scandal
The biggest stories and talking points from Wednesday (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: MPs tell health minister they have 'no faith' in trust leadership
MPs told a health minister and system leaders they had no confidence in the East of England Ambulance Service Trust’s leadership at a private meeting earlier this month, while a former minister claimed managers had “misled” MPs. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England scraps 'gold standard' quality requirements
A system of “gold standard” quality requirements for specialised services has effectively been scrapped by NHS England, in favour of a broader set of indicators. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Staff shortages delay new locum rates rollout
Attempts to reduce locum medical spending in London are being hampered by concerns over staffing shortages, with one major trust delaying adoption of new lower pay rates. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hospital trust taking over community contract after specialist drops out
A hospital trust has been granted an interim, £36m contract to run community services in London for two years, after the incumbent provider said it would not bid for a renewed contract. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Updated: Teaching trust asks council for £27m loan
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust is seeking a loan of £27m from its local council because it can offer better interest rates than the Department of Health and Social Care. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news