Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Stephen Ladyman

Former health minister to chair STP

A former Department of Health and Social Care minister has been appointed as chair of a sustainability and transformation partnership.

Peter lewis

Trusts confirm new shared chief executive

An acute trust and a mental health and community trust have appointed a joint chief executive after forming an alliance to make services more integrated.

Dr Nick Broughton

Southern Health recruits new chief executive from neighbouring trust

A scandal hit mental health and community trust has hired its new chief executive from a neighbouring organisation.

Nick broughton

Trust chief to lead joint acute and mental health executive team

Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust; Somerset Partnership Foundation Trust

money handshake

Acute and mental health trusts to combine leadership teams

Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust, Somerset Partnership Foundation Trust

Nurse with chart

Exclusive: Third of community hospitals miss staffing targets for two years

Nearly a third of NHS trusts running community hospitals have not met their targets for nurse staffing levels on wards for the past two years, HSJ analysis reveals.

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: Leadership troubles across the boards

Fortnightly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

Yeovil District Hospital

Somerset STP plots 'accountable care system'

Somerset’s sustainability and transformation plan sets the goal of implementing an “accountable care system” by April 2019.

The Christie

Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: Public-private joint venture and Brexit fallout

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

board table

Trust chiefs speak out against 'bullying' regulators

The “oppressive” scrutiny faced by NHS chief executives is hampering innovation and often amounts to “bullying”, according to leaders interviewed for a new report.


Fear of competition rules stopped council pooling social care budget

A council in the South West decided against pooling its social care budget with the local clinical commissioning group because it was concerned it would fall foul of competition regulations.


Mental health trust medical director leaves for chief executive role

WORKFORCE: The medical director of a London mental health trust is leaving to take up a chief executive post in the West Country.


Social enterprise named preferred bidder for community services

COMMERCIAL: A social enterprise has been named the preferred bidder to provide community services across north Somerset by the local clinical commissioning group.

Exclusive: Community and mental health trust chief to retire

WORKFORCE: The chief executive of Somerset Partnership Foundation Trust has announced that he will retire in January 2016.

Gold star trophy for prize winner

Patient Safety Awards shortlist announced

We are recognising and rewarding outstanding practice within the NHS


CCG invites bids for £100m ‘health campus’ provider

COMMERCIAL: Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group has invited organisations to bid to provide major services at a proposed health and wellbeing campus to serve Shepton Mallet and surrounding villages.

North Somerset shortlists bidders for community services contract

COMMERCIAL: Three organisations have been shortlisted for a contract to provide community services in North Somerset.


Beds could go under Somerset community services plans

STRUCTURE: Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group is planning a major overhaul of its community services which will see a significant reduction in hospital beds and the potential procurement of an integrated service for patients with long term conditions.

Weston General Hospital

Only one bidder in the running for Weston

STRUCTURE: Only one organisation has submitted a bid to take over England’s smallest acute hospital, it has been announced.