Two trusts have begun planning a merger to bring together acute, community, and mental health services into a single trust, HSJ can reveal.
A former Department of Health and Social Care minister has been appointed as chair of a sustainability and transformation partnership.
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.
A scandal hit mental health and community trust has hired its new chief executive from a neighbouring organisation.
Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust; Somerset Partnership Foundation Trust
Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust, Somerset Partnership Foundation Trust
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.
Fortnightly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell
Somerset’s sustainability and transformation plan sets the goal of implementing an “accountable care system” by April 2019.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell
The “oppressive” scrutiny faced by NHS chief executives is hampering innovation and often amounts to “bullying”, according to leaders interviewed for a new report.
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.
WORKFORCE: The medical director of a London mental health trust is leaving to take up a chief executive post in the West Country.
COMMERCIAL: A social enterprise has been named the preferred bidder to provide community services across north Somerset by the local clinical commissioning group.
WORKFORCE: The chief executive of Somerset Partnership Foundation Trust has announced that he will retire in January 2016.
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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.
COMMERCIAL: Three organisations have been shortlisted for a contract to provide community services in North Somerset.
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.