Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Milton Keynes Hospital

Trusts in separate health economies consider 'stronger collaboration'

Two hospital trusts in separate health economies are looking at the benefits of a “stronger working relationship and collaboration”.

Luton borders

Leading health system will not become 'full' ICS this year

A leading health system will not become a “fully operational” integrated care system this year as hoped, instead remaining in “shadow” form.

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Trusts' A&E performance goes sub 50 per cent as NHS hits new low

NHS performance against the four hour accident and emergency target hit its lowest level in 15 years in March, with two trusts sinking below 50 per cent.

Bedford hospital

Trust merger plans 'likely' delayed by a year

The acquisition of a hospital trust by its high performing neighbour is now “likely” delayed for a whole year.

Emergency workforce

A&E performance hits all time low after 'most pressured month ever'

Performance against the four hour accident and emergency target dipped again in February to 85 per cent – its worst since records began – according to official data published this morning.

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In full: Pathology network proposals

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.

Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Top trust’s acquisition delayed over national funding

The acquisition of a hospital trust by its high performing neighbour has been delayed by ongoing discussions about its bid for national funding.

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.

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Analysed: National A&E performance equals worst ever month

Accident and emergency performance against the four hour target in December fell to 85 per cent, equalling the worst month on record – with one trust only achieving 40 per cent at its major “type one” site.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Struggling teaching hospital buddied with best performing A&E

University Hospitals of Leicester Trust has been buddied with Luton and Dunstable University Hospital Foundation Trust as it looks to “rapidly redesign” its emergency care service.

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.

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Trust chief and STP lead steps down to focus on national role

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital Foundation Trust

Great Western Hospital

Revealed: 70 hospitals awarded share of £100m A&E pot

Seventy hospitals have been allocated a share of a £56m tranche from the £100m of capital funding ringfenced in the budget for accident and emergency departments.

Social networking

Exclusive: Treasury belatedly approves £160m tech funding

The Treasury has approved £160m of funding for 16 flagship digital trusts, but concerns remain about delays in accessing the money, HSJ has learned.

Dorset

First nine 'accountable care systems' revealed

NHS England has announced the nine areas most likely to evolve into “accountable care systems”.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Revealed: Only three trusts hit 'reset' A&E targets

Just three hospital trusts have hit their lowered targets for accident and emergency performance, the latest data reveals.

Pauline philip

Trust chief appointed national leader for A&E improvement

A single national leader has been appointed as part of a series of measures to drive up A&E performance, it emerged today.

Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£100m to fund national rollout of 'Luton' A&E model

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced £100m for capital investment specifically in accident and emergency departments.

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Tech fund raid concerns raised as £100m remains on hold

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.