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 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.
Critical care services are set to be moved from the Isle of Wight under new plans drawn up by the health leaders on the island.
The chief executive of a £700m-income acute trust has announced she is leaving for a new job in Canada.
An integrated foundation trust is looking to partner with a private company for up to 25 years in a bid to unlock capital funding for its future estates plans.
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.
Controversial recommendations over the national reconfiguration of congenital heart disease services could be submitted to NHS England in three weeks, ending years of uncertainty.
The NHS is unlikely to meet a government target to cut delayed transfers of care to 3.5 per cent of its overall 131,000 bed base by next month, analysis of official data published today suggests.
NHS England has been accused of lacking transparency and using “inaccurate or misleading” data in its planning for the potential closure of three heart surgery units.
The chief executive of a large NHS procurement partnership, owned by the Hospital Corporation of America, has left the company, HSJ can reveal.
A major acute teaching trust has outsourced its payroll and pension services to a neighbouring provider after becoming “dissatisfied” with its former national provider.
Building a critical treatment hospital remains “the most sensible solution” to ensure the sustainability of acute services in mid and north Hampshire, the region’s newest trust chief executive has said.
The Treasury has approved £160m of funding for 16 flagship digital trusts, but concerns remain about delays in accessing the money, HSJ has learned.
Ten hospital trusts have been visited by a special NHS England team to “accelerate” initiatives dealing with delayed transfers of care, HSJ can reveal.
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Almost half of NHS staff say there are not enough of them to do their jobs properly, according to the latest NHS staff survey.
Concerns that a high profile £100m global digital exemplar fund could be raided by ministers have been raised to HSJ, as NHS England remains locked in talks with them over its release.
One of England’s most senior nurses has said the pressures facing the health service, including nurse shortages, are the worst she has ever seen.
The leaders of one sustainability and transformation plan have been told by NHS England and NHS Improvement it is “highly unlikely” they will get the capital they have asked for to execute it.