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The latest on changes in structure from HSJ Local

Princess Royal Hospital, Bromley, South London Healthcare NHS Trust

Revealed: TDA refused to pay unexpected takeover costs

NHS Trust Development Authority officials refused to pay the bulk of a claim for unanticipated costs made by a trust that fell into financial trouble after taking over a failing neighbour.

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Older woman with nurse

Exclusive: Preferred bidder named for £285m 'prime provider' contract

STRUCTURE: A consortium bid led by social enterprise Locala has been selected as the preferred bidder for a ‘prime provider’ community services contract worth £285m, HSJ can reveal.

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George Osborne

Government backed hospital rebuild still awaiting final sign-off

STRUCTURE: A £480m hospital rebuild backed by the Treasury more than a year ago is still awaiting final sign-off before construction can begin.


Stockport 'likely to be final specialist site', sources say

STRUCTURE: Senior figures in Greater Manchester’s provider sector believe Stockport is the favourite to be the region’s fourth site for emergency surgery, HSJ understands.

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Emergency department

A&E shake-up restarts in attempt to reverse FT’s financial woes

STRUCTURE: Controversial plans to reconfigure emergency services at two Yorkshire hospitals have been relaunched, amid concerns about their financial sustainability and staffing levels.

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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust

Worcestershire shake-up gets green light amid A&E concerns

STRUCTURE: Reconfiguration of acute services in Worcestershire will go ahead after receiving the green light from the West Midlands Clinical Senate.

Man holding a box of office belongings

Merseyside trusts paid £135k to cover Capita redundancy costs

STRUCTURE: Merseyside trusts made payments totalling at least £135,000 to help cover redundancy costs when they terminated their HR contracts with Capita, HSJ can reveal.

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Surgical tools

Greater Manchester to reduce 'specialist' surgery sites

STRUCTURE: Emergency and high risk surgery in Greater Manchester will be concentrated on four sites, rather than five, commissioners have announced.

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Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Free considers joint venture with specialist trust

STRUCTURE: The Royal Free London Foundation Trust is considering a joint venture with a specialist orthopaedic hospital trust.

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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.

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