Leaders in the north east are drawing up plans to shake up emergency and elective care services as part of a second wave of hospital reconfiguration due for consultation next year.
Leaders of two acute hospital trusts have agreed to go ahead with plans to merge into one organisation.
Several areas of England struggling with doctor shortages are hoping to get a boost from five new medical schools, which have been announced today.
HSJ approached all the trusts that were at or beneath the threshold for one or more of the GIRFT vascular activity measures. Many gave candid descriptions of their issues and what they planned to do, or had done, about them.
The last commissioner with advanced plans to award an accountable care organisation contract has scaled back its proposals, HSJ can reveal.
Health leaders in the North East have warned councillors of the “significant risk” to protecting patient safety if they seek to block a reconfiguration of “vulnerable” acute services.
HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.
Commissioners in the North East have approved plans to shift a range of hospital based services from South Tyneside to Sunderland.
HSJ has identified 19 providers that have already established a subsidiary company to manage their estate, plus 16 that have told staff they are considering the move.
A pair of acute foundation trusts are exploring the possibility of merging into a single provider.
More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.
The Care Quality Commission has increased pay for doctors carrying out essential safeguarding visits for mental health patients after a workforce shortage resulted in waiting time targets being missed.
Chief executives of NHS providers are staying in the post for longer than they were three years ago, analysis by HSJ indicates.
Hospital based stroke, maternity, gynaecology and paediatric services could be shifted from South Tyneside to Sunderland as part of a major overhaul in services.
A hospital trust has topped the staff sickness absence rate table for the fourth year in a row, HSJ analysis reveals.
The Treasury has approved £160m of funding for 16 flagship digital trusts, but concerns remain about delays in accessing the money, HSJ has learned.
A leading vanguard project is planning to draw up a £340m contract to get a single provider to run its new care model by April 2018, HSJ can reveal.
Concerns that a high profile £100m global digital exemplar fund could be raided by ministers have been raised to HSJ, as NHS England remains locked in talks with them over its release.
Leaders at some of the NHS global digital exemplar trusts tell Claire Read how stability of leadership and consistency of direction have been key factors in their success