Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

Bedford

ACS commissioning group re-enters special measures after seven months

A large clinical commissioning group – which is part of a proposed accountable care system – has been put back in financial special measures, less than a year after coming out of the regime.

Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Trusts plan 'ambitious' merger in under six months

Two Bedfordshire hospital trusts intend to merge by April – a timeframe that both organisations admit is “ambitious”.

Bedford hospital

Exclusive: Hospital seeks 'joyful' merger with teaching trust

Bedford Hospital Trust is seeking a formal merger with Luton and Dunstable University Hospital Foundation Trust, HSJ has learnt.

Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt to announce digital trust 'buddies'

The government will distribute £181m to a second wave of digital trusts, the health secretary is expected to announce tomorrow.

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Trust gets cash for staff standing up in long meetings

A Midlands trusts is asking staff to stand when meetings run over an hour to help meet its staff health and wellbeing CQUIN goal, which is worth £900,000 this financial year.

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Revealed: 24 A&Es could be closed or downgraded

Twenty four emergency departments - around 15 per cent of the national total - could be closed or downgraded in the next four years, according to HSJ analysis.

Bedford hospital

Midlands STP plans 'unified leadership' for three hospitals

The STP for Luton, Bedford and Milton Keynes reveals plans for “unified leadership, management and operations across all three hospitals” on the patch, but states that the three will not formally merge.

The Christie

Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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Exclusive: Regulator's list reveals trusts slated for takeover or franchise

Several NHS trusts which were slated by officials for takeover or management franchise are revealed in a list obtained by HSJ, which regulators sought to keep secret for 18 months.

Dave Hodgson, Mayor of Bedford

Mayor calls for new approach to Bedford reconfiguration

COMMISSIONING: A “flawed” review of health services should be rejected in full rather than become part of sustainability and transformation plan for health and social care integration, according to the elected mayor of Bedford Borough Council.

Milton Keynes Hospital

Local A&E review scrapped in favour of STP

ACUTE CARE: A standalone review into reconfiguring accident and emergency services at Bedford and Milton Keynes hospitals has been scrapped in favour of merging it into the sustainability and transformation plan for the region.

Bedford hospital

Bedford trust's deficit could grow even with £13m loan

FINANCE: Bedford Hospital Trust has agreed a loan of £13.2m from NHS Improvement to cover its deficit in the current financial year, according to its latest annual report.

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CCGs: Hospital trust should lose major services

RECONFIGURATION: Bedford Hospital Trust should be stripped of major services including obstetrics and the majority of its emergency surgical care as part of a local service reconfiguration, a review has recommended.

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Analysis: 20 trusts behind half of A&E performance decline

Twenty hospitals trusts are responsible for more than half the overall decline in the annual accident and emergency waiting times performance, HSJ analysis reveals.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals

Trusts named for consultancy turnaround programme

NHS Improvement has revealed the 16 trusts in the first wave of its £25m turnaround programme.

Dave west expert briefing

The Commissioner: Who wants to be a combined authority?

What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable weekly insight for commissioners, by Dave West

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The call must go out to improve hospital switchboard services

Our research into hospital switchboard performance suggests more staff might be needed if the NHS is to be transformed into a seven day service, write Thomas Hampton and colleagues

Camden Town, north London

London CCG pursuing prime provider model for MSK

A London CCG is commissioning a musculoskeletal contract with capped costs.

Cambridge

Prestigious teaching trust restricts access to heart service

ACUTE CARE: A prestigious teaching hospital trust has temporarily restricted access to its outpatient cardiology service for out of area referrals, a leaked letter has revealed.

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Revealed: Trusts' estimated savings potential

By using publicly available data, HSJ has been able to closely match the methodology used by Lord Carter to produce trusts’ headline “savings opportunity” figures. Here we list the least and most efficient trusts according to the headline measure, as well as data for all trusts.