- Four hospital trusts have set out plans to appoint a single management team to run pathology services as part of a scheme which could result in savings of up to £7m per year across their region.
- Troubled Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust has appointed a successor to its controversial outgoing chief executive Phil Morley.
- University Hospitals of Leicester Trust’s chief executive has promised the provider will hit the four hour target in 2018 – as required by national leaders – after opening a new, £48m accident and emergency department.
- A teaching trust has alerted NHS Digital after an IT design fault meant more than 14,000 patients were not sent appointment letters.
- An NHS manager who oversaw the dissolution of Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust has been appointed interim chief executive of England’s only integrated acute, community, mental health, and ambulance care provider.
- London Ambulance Service Trust has appointed a new chief executive to succeed acting chief Andrew Grimshaw, who will leave in June.
- Imaging services at one of the largest trusts in England have been down for four days following a “major” IT failure, HSJ has learned.
- A West Midlands clinical commissioning group, currently under NHS England legal directions, has dissolved the joint commissioning unit it had with its local authority.
- A trust destroyed medical records after a legal claim was lodged by the family of a baby born with brain damage at its midwifery led unit, a court has been told.
- A mental health trust unit was not using a prescribed national guidance to assess ligature points when a woman hanged herself from a tap.
- A trust placed in financial special measures last month has appointed a new chief financial officer.
- A Yorkshire clinical commissioning group is aligning its entire budget with a local authority to create a strategic commissioning fund of £600m.
- A mental health trust which runs prisons services is launching a review of the way it handles deaths in custody after concerns that such incidents are not being investigated in a “robust” way.
- Leaders in Liverpool were twice given assurances that inspection concerns about a community provider would not stop it taking over a major contract, before regulators changed their mind, HSJ has been told by the city’s mayor.
- A trust recently removed from special measures has less than two months to move nearly 40 junior doctors from one of its hospitals, after Health Education England found consultant support for trainees was “not adequate”.
- Two hospital trusts in the West Midlands are no longer accepting outpatient referrals for neurology services and another is refusing out of area referrals, due to recruitment difficulties and rising demand.
- A coroner has raised concerns about the lack of coordination in mental health services for young people in Birmingham, after a patient under NHS care was found hanged.
- A sustainability and transformation partnership with severe financial problems is seeking £82m savings, as current plans amount to a £90m commissioner deficit for 2017-18.
- The London NHS region has the worst performance against race equality standards despite having the largest black and minority ethnic workforce in England, a new report has found.
- Four GP practices have merged into one organisation that will be part of the largest community and mental health trust in the country.
- Building a critical treatment hospital remains “the most sensible solution” to ensure the sustainability of acute services in mid and north Hampshire, the region’s newest trust chief executive has said.
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- The largest mental health and community services trust in the country is advertising five board level jobs following a string of resignations.
- Commissioners in north London have awarded an extended primary care services contract to a private provider over the GP federation that was already providing the service, HSJ has learned.
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- An out of hours GP service in the North West has become the first in the country be rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.
- A vanguard acute trust has added a fourth GP practice to its primary care provider arm and is finalising the process with two others, HSJ has learned.
- The new chief executive of University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust has said he does not think the hospital chain model is “going to work” and his trust will instead look to form provider “alliances”.
- Four clinical commissioning groups in the North West plan to establish a “unified health commissioner” that could lead to a formal merger of the organisations.
- A Midlands trust has been placed in special measures after a Care Quality Commission inspection uncovered “serious” problems with the care provided.
- England’s only fully integrated hospital, mental health, community services and ambulance provider has been put in special measures.
- A Midlands clinical commissioning group is locked in a contract dispute with Virgin Care over a controversial “prime provider” contract awarded last year, HSJ has learned.
- A financially troubled hospital trust has launched an “extremely challenging” plan to save nearly 10 per cent of its income in the next year.
- Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has warned staff it is facing its “toughest year yet” in 2017-18 after its performance deteriorated over winter.
- United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has become the second of the original 11 trusts placed in special measures in 2013 to be put back in the programme, after being rated inadequate.
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- A top teaching trust has granted semi-autonomy to its outstanding-rated children’s hospital, to give it “more clinical ownership”, HSJ can reveal.
- Three London trusts have agreed to redesign their cancer services to try to improve patient care and waiting time performance.
- The chief executive of England’s only fully integrated hospital, mental health, community services and ambulance provider has stepped down ahead of the publication of its inspection report.
- NHS organisations across a troubled health economy have agreed the first steps to setting up an accountable care organisation for their sustainability transformation partnership footprint.
- An influential specialist trust has decided against a merger with a larger neighbour.
- A struggling hospital trust which was one of the first placed in special measures has been put back into the regime after it was rated inadequate by most recent inspection.
- Dorset will become one of the first areas to deploy an STP-wide shared care record, after signing a deal with Orion Healthcare.
- A major teaching trust has presented its commissioners with an unexpected £20m bill after discovering it has been inaccurately coding its activity “for a number of years”.
- NHS Improvement has approved £30m of new investment in emergency care facilities at a special measures trust, as part of a new initiative to reduce A&E waiting times and improve the care quality.
- NHS England has expressed “significant concerns” over the financial future of an inadequate clinical commissioning group, which is set to end 2016-17 with a deficit of over £60m.
- An elective treatment centre at the heart of a competition dispute has been rated requires improvement by inspectors.
- The decision to refer maternity service reforms to the health secretary will not stop the hospitals affected tackling staffing problems now, the trust’s chief executive has told HSJ.
- NHS organisations in Staffordshire are facing huge deficits after the Mid Staffordshire trust special administration process did not deliver a sustainable solution for the health economy.
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