Two hospital trusts in separate health economies are looking at the benefits of a “stronger working relationship and collaboration”.
A leading health system will not become a “fully operational” integrated care system this year as hoped, instead remaining in “shadow” form.
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.
The acquisition of a hospital trust by its high performing neighbour is now “likely” delayed for a whole year.
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.
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.
The acquisition of a hospital trust by its high performing neighbour has been delayed by ongoing discussions about its bid for national funding.
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.
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 Trust has been buddied with Luton and Dunstable University Hospital Foundation Trust as it looks to “rapidly redesign” its emergency care service.
Two Bedfordshire hospital trusts intend to merge by April – a timeframe that both organisations admit is “ambitious”.
Bedford Hospital Trust is seeking a formal merger with Luton and Dunstable University Hospital Foundation Trust, HSJ has learnt.
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital Foundation Trust
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.
The Treasury has approved £160m of funding for 16 flagship digital trusts, but concerns remain about delays in accessing the money, HSJ has learned.
NHS England has announced the nine areas most likely to evolve into “accountable care systems”.
Just three hospital trusts have hit their lowered targets for accident and emergency performance, the latest data reveals.
A single national leader has been appointed as part of a series of measures to drive up A&E performance, it emerged today.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced £100m for capital investment specifically in accident and emergency departments.
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.