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The latest on changes in structure from HSJ Local

Surgeons and surgical tools

Nottingham trust unveils four new theatres

STRUCTURE: Four new operating theatres delivering 850 extra orthopaedic surgical cases each year have been unveiled by Nottingham University Hospitals Trust.

Calderstones Partnership Foundation Trust

Mental health trusts reveal ‘centre of excellence’ merger plans

STRUCTURE: Two mental health trusts in the North West are in discussions over a potential merger.

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Trust pilot to ‘push boundaries’ on road to staff ownership

STRUCTURE: A major teaching hospital is to hive off its orthopaedic services into an ‘autonomous team’ within the trust as part of a pilot designed to improve staff performance and outcomes.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Exclusive: Trust fears for future of specialist children’s service

An acute trust that saw its adult dermatology service closed earlier this year fears its children’s dermatology service is also under threat.

Dorset County Hospital

Updated: Dorset acute plans include accident and emergency downgrade

STRUCTURE: The accident and emergency department at either the Royal Bournemouth Hospital or Poole Hospital could be downgraded to an urgent care centre under proposals for changes to acute services in Dorset.

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Stafford Hospital

Paediatric services transfer from Stafford Hospital

STRUCTURE: Inpatient paediatric services at the former Stafford Hospital site have transferred to the nearby Royal Stoke and Wolverhampton hospitals today.


TDA urges trust to go ‘further and faster’ on reconfiguration

FINANCE: The NHS Trust Development Authority has challenged one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country to move ‘further and faster’ with reconfiguration plans designed to cut costs and improve care.

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Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

FT becomes ‘emergency caretaker’ of GP surgeries

STRUCTURE: An East Midlands foundation trust is to take over all GP services in three local surgeries under ‘exceptional circumstances’, its commissioners have said.

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North Tees and Hartlepool FT

Trust delays new hospital decision after forced land sale

STRUCTURE: A foundation trust that shelved plans to build a new hospital until after the election has given itself a six month deadline to decide whether to abandon the project, its chief executive has told HSJ.


Expanding ‘super-practice’ wants GPs to work across secondary care

COMMERCIAL: A GP ‘super-practice’ is seeking doctors to work in urgent care centres, accident and emergency and other secondary care settings across the East Midlands as part of ambitious expansion plans, HSJ has learned.

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