Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Trust wins £4m integrated urgent care contract

A provider and a site have been chosen for a new urgent care service in the North East, after two procurement processes and an abandoned legal challenge.

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Volunteering - a game changer in healthcare

If we unlock the full potential of volunteers in the NHS, we could embed a culture where hospitals and communities work more closely together. By Paddy Hanrahan 

Marianne Griffiths

Three women lead the HSJ top 50 trust chief executives

Three female CEOs lead this year’s HSJ top 50 trust chief executives, while some big acute bosses slip down or out of the rankings.

West suffolk hospital

Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.

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Highest and lowest trusts in each area for staff witnessing care mistakes

A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.

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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.

Gloucestershire Royal hospital

In full: Trusts with staff transfer plans

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.

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Trusts in talks to establish 'NHS alternative to PFI'

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.

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New company to take 'aggressive' approach to foundation trust estate

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.

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Struggling CCG's deficit spirals for second year running

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.

Len Fenwick

Hospital trust begins search to replace sacked chief executive

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.

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Emergency care: Learning from unintended consequences

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

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Mackey criticises NHS 'negativity' over budget

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.

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'Ruthless' rationalisation of regulators and CCGs could save £1bn, says Mackey

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”.

North Tyneside general hospital

CCG gears up for second attempt at urgent care contract

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.

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Exclusive: Hospital boss appointed NHS Improvement chief executive

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.

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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.

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Mackey issues budget warning to ministers

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.

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NHS Improvement chief role 'not for the fainthearted', says job ad

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.