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The Long Term Plan for the NHS will signal a reset on performance over the next five years, as frontline staff and managers continue to ensure record numbers of patients get the healthcare and support they need. Our latest report on the performance of the provider sector, covering July to September 2018, shows that hospitals […]
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is no longer in special measures for financial reasons as a result of improvements in financial performance and management. The arrival of a new chair and chief executive over the past 18 months has provided the necessary board level stability, scrutiny and grip of the trust’s financial position. We […]
The NHS saved £324 million last financial year by switching from using 10 expensive medicines to better value and equally effective alternatives, with even more saving to be achieved this year. Better value biosimilar and generic medicines, which are just as safe and effective as the more expensive original biological versions, treat conditions including rheumatoid […]
BSUH is no longer in special measures for financial reasons following improvements in financial performance and management at the trust. We worked to secure new management arrangements at the trust just over a year ago. The board and executive team of neighbouring Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust took on management responsibility for BSUH with an […]
The new national Recovery Support Programme (RSP), provided to all trusts and systems in segment 4 of the NHS System Oversight Framework (SOF 2021/22) was launched on 13 July 2021. The RSP replaces the former quality and finance special measures programmes and further information can be found on the RSP webpage. We have placed Barking, […]
NHS Improvement has today announced that Carole Taylor Brown will oversee the independent investigation into Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The investigation follows a number of allegations made to NHS Improvement about cultural, behavioural and governance issues at the trust, as well as concerns about the handling of a recent disciplinary case involving […]
The NHS today (Thursday) takes action to dramatically cut the annual trust deficit, and sharpen the direct accountability of trusts and CCGs to live within the public resources made available by Parliament and the Government in 2016/17. In a comprehensive seven-point set of actions, NHS Improvement and NHS England, with support from the Department of […]
Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive of NHS England, comments on the establishment of the new Health and Social Care Integration fund and overall settlement for the NHS announced in today’s Spending Review 2015/16. Sir David Nicholson, the Chief Executive of NHS England said: “This is a very significant settlement for the NHS. It presents both […]