Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Who will be the capital's new NHS boss?

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

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


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.


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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Big beasts back debate but warn ditching four hour target 'too dangerous'

Senior NHS leaders have welcomed a debate on emergency targets but warned scrapping the four hour standard completely could be “too dangerous”.

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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: Patient Safety Team of the Year

Winner University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Trust: Patient safety and risk team

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Information Technology

Winner eConsult: an online GP consultation system enabling safe and appropriate delivery of care

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Quality Improvement Initiative of the Year

Winner Oxford Academic Health Science Network Patient Safety Collaborative and East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group: Reducing urinary tract infections through hydration

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Whistleblower named chief executive at scandal hit hospital trust

An executive director who blew the whistle at Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has been named today as the trust’s news substantive chief executive.


Financial performance: Best and worst of 2017-18

Twenty NHS providers accounted for almost £600m of deterioration against the trust sector’s financial plans in 2017-18.


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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Ten innovators in cancer care

This week we look at the organisations shortlisted for their innovative work in cancer care.

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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'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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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.


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.