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  • Incumbent wins GP out of hours contract

    Commercial: A contract to provide out-of-hours GP care to patients in and around Nottingham has been awarded to Nottingham Emergency Services CBS, a non-profit company.

  • Trust agrees to regulatory action on A&E

    Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust has agreed to carry out detailed weekly checks on the performance of its accident and emergency department after repeatedly missing national targets.

  • David Sissling

    Outgoing NHS Wales chief defends record

    The outgoing chief executive of NHS Wales has defended the service’s performance in the country under his watch as he prepares to return to a leadership position within the English health service.  

  • Trust sets out plan over forecast deficit

    Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust has set out plans to tackle a forecasy deficit of £21m in 2014-15.

  • Review prompts trust to outline care strategy

    United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust plans to concentrate specialised urgent care on fewer sites and reduce hospital bed numbers as part of a strategy to fix problems identified in a comprehensive review of care in the county.

  • Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

    Bug-hit surgeon starts court fight

    A heart surgeon who has not returned to work since five of his patients died after becoming infected with an antibiotic resistant bug during valve replacements has launched High Court proceedings against his employer.

  • Trust discusses concerns over maternity services

    PERFORMANCE: Directors at Southampton University Hospitals Trust are concerned about the lack of capacity to provide maternity services to a sufficient standard at one of its sites.

  • David Smith

    Oxfordshire CCG appoints chief executive

    Oxfordshire CCG has appointed a chief executive and accountable officer to replace Dr Steve Richards, who lost his place on the group’s board following a vote by local GPs.

  • Wexham Park Hospital

    Second proposed FT merger under competition scrutiny

    STRUCTURE: The Competition and Markets Authority has begun a review of the proposed merger between Frimley Park Hospital Foundation Trust and its troubled neighbour Heatherwood and Wexham Park Foundation Trust.

  • Oxfordshire CCG faces two years of deficit

    FINANCE: Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group is set to record a £7.6m deficit in 2014-15, following an unplanned overspend this year, and does not expect to deliver a surplus until 2016-17.

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