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.
Jim Mackey is in discussions with other providers to establish an “NHS alternative to PFI”, which would aim to deliver “off balance sheet” capital projects.
A London foundation trust has established a subsidiary company to rationalise its estate and encourage a more commercial approach to generating revenue and capital receipts from its 125 sites.
A struggling clinical commissioning group has seen its forecast deficit spiral for the second year in a row, more than quadrupling to £20m for 2017-18.
A headhunting company has been hired to find a new leader for one of the country’s largest teaching hospitals after its previous chief executive was sacked.
A study looking at the impact of redesigning urgent and emergency care two and a half years after the first bespoke emergency hospital opened in Northumberland found some unexpected consequences of change, notes Dr Adam Steventon
Jim Mackey has warned that negativity over the NHS’s budget settlement will have “pissed off” ministers, arguing the £1.6bn of new funding was a “serious investment” which could deliver real improvements – but only if stabilising chaotic emergency departments was prioritised.
The former chief executive of NHS Improvement has said £1bn could be saved by “ruthlessly” stripping back national bodies and local commissioners – and warned that plans to establish accountable care are “far too bloody complicated”.
Commissioning leaders in the North East are to begin new procurement proceedings for urgent care services after the previous contracting attempt broke down in the summer.
NHS Improvement has appointed the boss of a leading hospital trust as its chief executive, and will pay him a salary of £287,000, HSJ can reveal.
More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.
NHS Improvement chief executive Jim Mackey has warned ministers that if the NHS does not get more money in the budget there will be the need of a public debate about “what is actually possible to deliver” within the current funding envelope.
NHS Improvement has put out an advert to recruit a leader with the “resilience and strength of character” to take over as its chief executive when Jim Mackey leaves later this year.
The chief executives of trusts rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission have been in post much longer than those rated inadequate – several of whom have stayed less than a year, HSJ analysis confirms.
A foundation trust rated outstanding has extended the temporary overnight closure of its urgent care centres for a further three months.
A leading foundation trust rated outstanding has accused one of its commissioners of a potentially “unsafe and unsustainable” procurement, and has launched a legal challenge to the process.
A new report by NHS Providers quizzes a range of leaders on issues including the role of sustainability and transformation plans and accountable care systems.
A clinical commissioning group at the centre of plans to set up a new accountable care organisation has appointed a new interim accountable officer.
Daniel Reynolds identifies ways in which vital messages from the NHS can better be delievered in the midst of emergencies