RTT: The Highest Risk Organisations: May 2015

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The latest NHS England waiting times have been released based on data from March 2015.


Sorry to say but it’s been a bad month: the overall waiting list has topped 3 million patients just as we predicted and shows no signs of improvement. The list increased this month by 77,208 patients. And the story gets worse: patients waiting over 18 weeks have increased by 2547 and those really long waiters over 39 weeks have increased by 311.


We rank Trusts as to whether their performance is improving or deteriorating over time. Last month 89 Trusts had deteriorating performance – this month that figure increased to 103. The really interesting bit is that almost all of this growth is in Foundation Trusts. Worse still is that 7 of the top 10 worst Trusts in England are now Foundation Trusts.


At individual hospital level two Trusts stand out for special mention this month.


Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have overtaken Imperial College NHS Trust as the worst organisation in England – ending Imperial’s 6th month run. Last month’s biggest deteriorating Trust – King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, continue to struggle as well.


However the big news this month is that East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation seems to have imploded – moving from 23rd worst Trust to 3rd in the space of a month. That’s an all time record and they seem to be in real trouble.


As usual our Trust rankings are compiled through statistical analysis of past and current performance to give organisations a risk-adjusted ranking and whether their performance is getting worse or better.


Again, we have looked at organisations in three ways:


  • The Shelford Group: the self-styled “leading group of hospitals” in the NHS;
  • Foundation Trusts: hospitals that have earned the right to more freedom from government policy;
  • Non-Foundation Trusts: all the rest of the hospitals.


Why not have a look and see where your local Trust comes in our league table. You can download the list for free HERE


If you work at any of the Trusts mentioned why not get in touch to see if MBI Health Group can help you.