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The latest on changes in structure from HSJ Local

Imperial puts FT bid on hold following ‘requires improvement’ CQC rating

PERFORMANCE: Imperial Healthcare has set back its plans to become a foundation trust for at least a year after the Care Quality Commission rated it as ‘requires improvement’ during a December inspection.

Orthopaedic trust set to complete major upgrade of site and services

STRUCTURE: The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital will complete an £11.7m investment by the end of the year bringing services including a new day case unit, electronic prescribing systems and CT and MRI scanners, its chief executive has promised.

Children’s hospital plans large scale revamp

STRUCTURE: Great Ormond Street Hospital is planning major works at its central London site as part of a “masterplan” to redesign buildings and improve services.

North East London FT to go smoke free this year

STRUCTURE: North East London NHS Trust plans to ban smoking in all parts of its premises in October.

West Lancashire CCG considers review of minor surgery

STRUCTURE: NHS West Lancashire may conduct a detailed review of minor surgery and orthopaedic services over the next six months, as part of an analysis of how services under its remit will be run in future.


Heart of England chief executive secondment 'in line' with Dalton review

STRUCTURE: The chief executive being seconded to turn around Heart of England Foundation Trust has said his appointment is an example of the recommendations of the Dalton review into the provider sector being put into practice.

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Huge rebuilding project begins at Chase Farm

STRUCTURE: Work has begun at Chase Farm Hospital on a large scale demolition project, which will include the creation of a new urgent treatment centre and paediatric emergency department.

Operating theatre light

Midlands trust spends £13.5m on Portakabin units

STRUCTURE: University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust has placed a £13.5m order for temporary buildings to expand its ward and operating theatre capacity, HSJ has been told.

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Single board to share risk across Cambridgeshire health economy

STRUCTURE: Providers and commissioners across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have created a joint board for strategic planning which they hope will ultimately share financial risk across the health economy.

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Peterborough City Hospital

Peterborough and Stamford franchise decision delayed

STRUCTURE: A hospital chief executive has confirmed that the decision to have his trust taken over by a Hinchingbrooke style private management franchise will be deferred until after the general election.

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