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Major acute trust appoints new CEO

A major acute trust in the Midlands has appointed a new chief executive.

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Patients will suffer after NHS Improvement withholds funds says CEO

A chief executive has criticised regulators for refusing to release winter capital, after her trust said it could not meet conditions attached to the funding.

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Fire safety warnings cost trusts millions to tackle

Seven hospital trusts have been issued with fire enforcement notices because of fears NHS trusts are not tackling the risks to patients.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Best and worst from the staff survey

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.

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HSJ Top Chief Executives 2014

The 50 top chief executives nominated by their peers

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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.

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for maternity care experience

Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Exclusive: One in four hospital trusts routinely pay suppliers late

More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.

University Hospitals of North staffordshire Foundation Trust

CCG leader appointed director of troubled STP

A commissioning leader from the North West has been appointed as director for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent sustainability and transformation partnership, HSJ has learned.

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Long-running contract row settled by trust and CCGs

The dispute over a multimillion pound contract between a foundation trust and its two clinical commissioning groups has ended after an expert determination.

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Four CCGs to create 'unified commissioner' and consider merger

Four clinical commissioning groups in the North West plan to establish a “unified health commissioner” that could lead to a formal merger of the organisations.

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Trust and CCGs locked in costly contract dispute

A foundation trust and its local commissioners are locked in a dispute over its 2016-17 and 2017-18 contracts, which has not been resolved despite meetings with Simon Stevens and Jim Mackey.

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CCGs ration hip and knee surgery for obese patients

Commissioners in Cheshire have introduced new restrictions to hip and knee replacements for obese patients, which appear to contradict national guidance.

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Leaked STP document reveals A&E downgrade plans

The sustainability and transformation plan for Cheshire and Mersey includes the downgrade of at least one accident and emergency department, along with a major consolidation of elective care, according to a document obtained by HSJ.

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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.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Mad fer mergers

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

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Trust chiefs hit back at claims of overspending on staff

Hospital chief executives who face having to find millions of pounds in extra savings have hit back at NHS Improvement’s claims they may have recruited too many staff.

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Revealed: Trusts borrow millions to pay for redundancies and beds

Papers released by the Department of Health show trusts have borrowed hundreds of millions of pounds to pay suppliers, make redundancies and increase bed capacity.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Vanguard cuts for Cheshire and Wirral

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

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Revealed: First digital maturity index scores in full

This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.