Chief executive interview: Tony Spotswood, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals Foundation Trust
This is the latest in a series of interviews with provider chief executives, which are available exclusively to HSJ Membership subscribers. Each month in 2018 a member of the HSJ expert team will conduct a challenging, candid and in-depth interview with a provider trust boss.
The NHS is close to signing a new national contract with Microsoft to provide Windows 10 nationally, as the first anniversary on WannaCry cyberattack approaches, HSJ can reveal.
Plans to split two hospitals into emergency and elective care centres as part of a £147m reconfiguration are being held up by a judicial review, which could delay a long awaited trust merger.
Government has begun intensively monitoring new information on the generic drug market to try to stymie additional costs which are running into hundreds of millions of pounds, HSJ has been told.
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Local NHS leaders have amended the estimated finish date of a long awaited merger in the South West, which they say will make it easier to achieve major service reconfiguration.
A former trust chief executive with more than 20 years’ NHS leadership experience has been appointed chair of a foundation trust.
A long awaited merger between two foundation trusts in a leading accountable care system could be completed within a year.
Commissioners have given the green light to an overhaul of NHS services in an accountable care system that will see two acute hospitals split into emergency and elective centres.
A finance director has left his trust after 18 years to join a local clinical commissioning group with a budget of more than £1bn.
Two foundation trusts whose merger was blocked by competition regulators in a landmark decision are planning to ask for restrictions to be removed or revised.
Dorset will become one of the first areas to deploy an STP-wide shared care record, after signing a deal with Orion Healthcare.
NHS England has announced the nine areas most likely to evolve into “accountable care systems”.
Four sustainability and transformation plan regions have failed to raise mental health spending as mandated by national leaders, HSJ can reveal.
Thousands of patients could be forced into residential care as a result of clinical commissioning groups restricting funding for care at home, data shared with HSJ reveals.
NHS England has agreed to soften the impact of changes to clinical commissioning group budgets next year by agreeing to add £75m back into their allocations, HSJ understands.
Local commissioners have raised concerns with NHS England about their allocations being reduced as a result of the new national payment tariff.
The first formal consultation has begun on major service changes proposals put forward in a sustainability and transformation plan.
Your essential update on the week in health
Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital FT have reopened merger talks less than three years after agreeing they would not attempt to merge again for a decade.