George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

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The George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust runs George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England and the Urgent Care Centre, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester UK.

In October 2013 as a result of the Keogh Review the Trust was put into the highest risk category by the Care Quality Commission.[1] It was put into a buddying arrangement with University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.[2]

The NHS Trust Development Authority initiated a competitive process to identify an organisation to take over the Trust in 2012 but stopped the competition in March 2014 after the Trust got a “good” Care Quality Commission rating. South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Circle (healthcare partnership) and Care UK were all considered. The costs of this exercise to NHS bodies amounted to £1.78 million. The George Eliot trust spent £426,000 on legal advice and support, £358,000 on financial advice and support, and £434,000 on procurement advice and project management.[3]

In August 2014 it emerged that the Trust was exploring a number of projects led by South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.[4]

The Trust forecast a £12 million deficit in 2014/5.

It spent 11.2% of its total turnover on agency staff in 2014/5.[5]

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  1. ^ "George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton among the worst in the country". Coventry Telegraph. 25 October 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "‘Buddy’ trusts could double their money under bonus scheme". Health Service Journal. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "NHS spent £1.8m on abandoned George Eliot competition". Health Service Journal. 7 October 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "South Warwickshire agrees collaboration with George Eliot". Health Service Journal. 18 August 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Agency spending: the real picture". Health Service Journal. 26 November 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 

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