RTT: The Highest Risk Organisations: September 2015

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The English waiting list has again risen this month – by 62,345 patients and the numbers of patients over 18, 39 and 52 weeks have also risen. Not good news I’m afraid.


Little change has occurred in terms of the Trusts in most difficulty with Medway NHS Foundation Trust, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust remaining the highest risk organisations in England.


This month we have decided to take a different tack and focus on the BEST organisations to show that it can be done. We have looked at the biggest Trusts (those with the highest numbers of patients on their books) that have the best performance. So congratulations to Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust for being the best hospital in England, closely followed by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. Our sincere thanks go to you both.


A few other Trust’s deserve a special mention as well: St Helen’s and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust, and Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, who come 3rd and 4th in our list – fantastic performance. You may have noticed that the top 4 are all non-Foundation Trusts. That was a bit of a surprise to us given that Foundation Trusts are meant to be the leading lights for the NHS. The best performing Foundation Trust does however make our top 5 in the country, so a huge well done to Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, for keeping the Foundation Trust flag flying.


There are lots of organisations doing well in managing their patients and we shouldn’t forget that but surely it is time for those who are not doing well to learn from those that are. We are hoping that by naming both the worst and now the best, organisations can get in touch with each other and learn good practice.


We would be more than happy to hear from any of our highest performing organisations as to what it is they are doing so well, and lessons that can be learned from them for other organisations in difficulty.


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. Email us now at