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STRUCTURE: Four new operating theatres delivering 850 extra orthopaedic surgical cases each year have been unveiled by Nottingham University Hospitals Trust.
STRUCTURE: Two mental health trusts in the North West are in discussions over a potential merger.
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.
An acute trust that saw its adult dermatology service closed earlier this year fears its children’s dermatology service is also under threat.
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.
STRUCTURE: Inpatient paediatric services at the former Stafford Hospital site have transferred to the nearby Royal Stoke and Wolverhampton hospitals today.
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.
STRUCTURE: An East Midlands foundation trust is to take over all GP services in three local surgeries under ‘exceptional circumstances’, its commissioners have said.
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.
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.