Commissioners in Norfolk are to vote on plans to set up a joint committee that would “ideally” broker “single contracts” for all five local clinical commissioning groups with all their major providers.
An ambulance trust has been accused of putting targets ahead of patient safety and creating a culture in which staff are too scared to raise concerns by a senior whistleblower within the organisation.
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust has been rated requires improvement following an inspection prompted by whistleblowers’ allegations including bullying.
One of the council chiefs leading a sustainability and transformation partnership is to stand down and hand the role to a local NHS service leader.
Former health secretary Patricia Hewitt has pledged to use her experience of working with the Indian healthcare system to help develop the Norfolk and Waveney STP.
A former health secretary has been brought in to chair Norfolk and Waveney sustainability and transformation partnership, amid concerns about its progress and credibility.
In-depth analysis of Care Qquality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows pockets of good and bad primary care performance scattered across the England Midlands and East region.
WORKFORCE: North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group chief officer Mark Taylor has resigned.
APPOINTMENT: NHS Improvement has sent in a financial turnaround director to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust as part of a package of recovery measures.
A fourth senior council figure has been appointed to lead one of the 44 sustainability and transformation plans.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust is planning a radical restructure after an independent review said it faced a £39m funding deficit by 2018-19.
PERFORMANCE: Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust has been appointed to ‘buddy’ Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, the first mental health trust to have been placed into special measures.
WORKFORCE: One in five shifts at West Suffolk Foundation Trust did not have enough nurses during January, trust board papers show.
PERFORMANCE: Monitor has appointed an improvement director for Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, which it placed into special measures last week.
PERFORMANCE: Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has become the first mental health trust to be placed into special measures, Monitor has announced.
STRUCTURE: Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has today announced its withdrawal from the government’s Mutuals in Health pathfinder project.
The Care Quality Commission has rated Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust ‘inadequate’ and recommended the trust be placed into special measures.
WORKFORCE: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust’s medical director is to step down from his role, the trust has confirmed to HSJ.
Monitor has launched investigations into both Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals and Norfolk and Suffolk foundation trusts, it has been announced.