Facilities management services at five NHS hospital trusts could be taken over by Serco in a £29m deal, following the collapse of Carillion.
Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.
The chief executive of a mental health trust in the West Midlands has quashed rumours that her organisation plans to merge with major community and mental health providers.
GPs in North Staffordshire have said they want to see a new multispecialty community provider set up for the region instead of the larger organisation covering the whole county outlined in its sustainability and transformation partnership.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Ministers agreed nearly £300,000 in pay rises for the chairs of NHS trusts over the past year, HSJ can reveal.
The judges said: “The work being done here is exemplary and sustainable, in a complex area with often challenging patients.”
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PUBLIC HEALTH: North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust has contributed to the installation of barriers at a multi-storey car park in Midway, Newcastle-under-Lyme, as part of its public health remit to help reduce suicide attempts.
A leaked report has delivered a damning verdict on the NHS leadership in Staffordshire, describing the health economy as beset with an ‘oppressive culture’ and in ‘perpetual crisis mode’.
Several NHS mental health providers saw double figure real terms reductions in their income between 2011-12 and 2013-14, HSJ analysis has revealed.
Forty-two of the 101 NHS providers yet to become foundation trusts will either not do so in their present form, or will breach the current government’s previous authorisation deadline of April 2014.
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust has become the latest NHS provider to admit it will not be able to win foundation trust status independently.
More than half of the community trusts hoping to achieve foundation status have had their authorisation applications delayed, HSJ analysis reveals.
Board members are being replaced and organisational autonomy is at risk at trusts lagging behind in the drive to reach foundation trust status.
WORKFORCE: Ken Jarrold CBE has been appointed as chair of the North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust.
WORKFORCE: A new liaison team is being set up by North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust to ensure specialist 24 hour care for mental health patients.
Nearly 80 NHS organisations have employed law firms to deal with the departure of board members over the past five years, an HSJ investigation has revealed.
STRUCTURE: North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust has launched a public consultation, in partnership with NHS North Staffordshire and NHS Stoke on Trent, on its future plans for mental health services.
COMMERCIAL: North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust is consulting on the closure of a 100 year old mental health hospital to move care “closer to home”.