The employment contracts of thousands of non-clinical NHS staff could be transferred to subsidiary companies under plans being drawn up by 16 hospital trusts.
Northamptonshire is at risk of losing £15m of joint health and social care funding because of a failure to sign a contract and meet mandated NHS England targets.
The amount spent on redundancy payments by foundation trusts has fallen significantly over the past three financial years, HSJ analysis reveals.
The Care Quality Commission has increased pay for doctors carrying out essential safeguarding visits for mental health patients after a workforce shortage resulted in waiting time targets being missed.
The leader of one of the most poorly rated STPs is expected to step down and be replaced.
A Midlands trust has signed one of the most advanced formal partnerships with a GP federation in a move to become a multispecialty community provider.
The latest NHS bed occupancy figures are the highest ever recorded for a third quarter since quarterly data collections began in 2010, providing a further sign of the system’s capacity challenges.
Service redesign under the Northamptonshire sustainability and transformation plan may go so far that it will “make little sense to continue with separate organisational processes”.
Acute services at Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust and Northampton General Hospital Trust are to be merged as part of sustainability and transformation plans, HSJ can reveal.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.
PERFORMANCE: A review into the unexpected deaths of 18 mental health patients at an East Midlands trust has found “consistent failings” in the way staff carried out risk assessments when investigating the deaths.
Experts debate how the NHS can enhance leader capabilities
COMMERCIAL: Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is to launch an out of hours health visitors advice line, following a successful pilot of the scheme.
WORKFORCE: Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has set up schemes to help staff from black and minority ethnics backgrounds to develop leadership skills and encourage them to apply for senior roles.
WORKFORCE: The chief executive of Nene Clinical Commissioning Group is to step down from his role to help set up an organisation spreading “high impact” ideas across the health sector
STRUCTURE: The chair of Corby Clinical Commissioning Group is stepping down from the role to lead a merged GP ‘super-practice’ which aims to become the largest primary care provider in England.
Eleven “financially challenged” health economies are going to receive support from private companies to help with their strategic planning, it has been announced.
COMMERCE: Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has become the latest bidder to withdraw from a contest to win a flagship £800m older people’s services contract.