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Trust rejects full hospital group membership

A trust has rejected an offer to become a full member of a neighbouring hospital group amid concerns about “cherry picking”, stability and the loss of clinical services.

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The impact of integrated care systems

The long term NHS plan should set out a road map for the future and earmark resources to accelerate the improvements in health and care that ICSs are leading, writes Chris Ham

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Council chief executive set to lead CCG

The chief executive of a council in Greater Manchester is set to take over the leadership of the local clinical commissioning group, HSJ has learned.

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David Dalton: Use NHS trusts not management consultants to solve problems

The NHS should stop spending money on management consultants and instead pay well performing trusts to help turnaround troubled organisations, Sir David Dalton has told HSJ.

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'We shouldn't treat trust CEOs like football managers', says NHSI boss

NHS Improvement boss Ian Dalton says there is a “slight crisis” in leadership across the health service, and there “needs to be a difference between being a football manager and being a chief executive”.

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Sloman replaced as accountable officer at 'group' trust

The chief executive of a “vanguard” hospital group has been replaced as accountable officer at one of its member trusts.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Clinical Governance and Risk Management in Patient Safety

Winner Walsall Healthcare Trust: An integrated approach of changing cultures in clinical governance/patient safety

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Infection Prevention and Control

Winner Cyprus University of Technology – Limassol General Hospital: Should CDC’s recommendations for promptly removing unnecessary central venous catheters be enhanced?

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Patient Safety in the Community

Winner East Midlands Ambulance Service Trust: Cycle response unit in Northampton town

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North by North West: Greater Manchester's Achilles' heel

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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Revealed: Greater Manchester plans major hospital services shake-up

New plans to reconfigure more than two-thirds of acute services across Greater Manchester are expected to be outlined later this year, the leader of its devolution team has said.

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Making demand and capacity planning more robust

Paul Stroner gives an update on a programme by NHS England and NHS Improvement that aims to improve demand and capacity modelling in elective care

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Trainee doctors raise safety concerns over 'double bleep carrying'

Serious safety concerns have been raised by junior doctors who have had to carry two on-call “bleeps” due to staffing shortages at a struggling acute trust.

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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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'Incredible' CQC upgrade is endorsement of hospital group model

Sir David Dalton says a troubled hospital trust in Greater Manchester has made “incredible” improvements, despite receiving only a “fraction” of the financial support offered to struggling trusts in the south east.

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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: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan

NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.

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Exclusive: Trusts missing key Carter targets

The majority of NHS hospital trusts have failed to hit the three key efficiency targets set out in the Carter review on time, HSJ research has found.

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70 trusts working with NHSI to boost workforce retention

Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.

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Exclusive: NHS makes little progress cutting specialised income 'long tail'

The spread of specialised services across English hospital trusts has remained relatively unchanged over the last four years, despite a consensus that greater consolidation is needed in some areas.