NHS providers must submit a business case to show setting up a wholly owned subsidiary company yields value beyond VAT savings, under new proposals from NHS Improvement.
Staff employed by a trust’s wholly owned subsidiary company will go on strike this week after rejecting a pay offer lower than the government’s agreed deal for NHS Agenda for Change staff.
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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.
The safety of NHS patients treated in private hospitals has been raised directly with health secretary Jeremy Hunt following the death of an NHS patient.
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The acting chair of a troubled trust has extended his tenure despite NHS Improvement identifying his preferred successor in January.
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.
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.
The chief executive of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust is among the senior NHS figures named in the new year’s honours list.
More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.
Sir David Dalton has said he is committed to leading the newly structured “group” of five hospitals in Greater Manchester and does not want to be the next chief executive of NHS Improvement.
There are 21 trusts whose performance against the four hour emergency target has been consistently below 85 per cent since April, HSJ analysis reveals.
A network of acute trusts in Greater Manchester has been set the biggest savings target in the country under NHS Improvement’s national pathology networking plan.
The Greater Manchester health economy delivered a “very strong” financial performance last year, generating £150m of investment funding for the region.
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Two leading names in emergency medicine are to head a major project aimed at improving efficiency in accident and emergency departments across the country.
The finance director of a clinical commissioning group in Greater Manchester has been appointed to the same role at the local acute trust.