A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.
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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.
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.
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.
The Royal College of Surgeons has warned there may be too few critical care beds in England to cope with demand.
The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data 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.
NHS trusts were forced to draw down £2.7bn of emergency cash bailouts from the government last year – with two-thirds of hospital providers now relying on government loans to maintain payments to staff and suppliers.
The Greater Manchester health economy delivered a “very strong” financial performance last year, generating £150m of investment funding for the region.
The chief executive of a large NHS procurement partnership, owned by the Hospital Corporation of America, has left the company, HSJ can reveal.
A new placement scheme has been designed to encourage doctors from India to work in Greater Manchester’s emergency departments, HSJ has learned.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill
LEADERSHIP: A council chief executive has taken over the leadership of a clinical commissioning group in Greater Manchester, following the creation of a single commissioning body.
Hospital chief executives who face having to find millions of pounds in extra savings have hit back at NHS Improvement’s claims they may have recruited too many staff.
FINANCE: Health leaders in Greater Manchester have had to revisit the implementation plans for a landmark reconfiguration of hospital services, partly due to “significant risks” around capital funding.
TECHNOLOGY: Two more acute trusts in Greater Manchester are considering whether to implement the electronic patient record system used by Salford Royal Foundation Trust, HSJ has learned.