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STP plans major stroke reconfiguration

Norfolk and Waveney sustainability and transformation partnership is drawing up plans for a major stroke reconfiguration which involves partnering with a neighbouring trauma centre, HSJ has learned.

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UPDATED: Hospital board decides against emergency proposal to suspend cancer ops

A hospital has decided against rolling out emergency proposals discussed today to suspending cancer and urgent operations but it could postpone routine operations because of significant staff shortages.

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'Alarming' figures show thousands still waiting too long for wheelchairs

Thousands of disabled children who need a wheelchair are still being forced to wait more than four months from the time of their referral to the equipment being delivered, an exclusive HSJ analysis of official data has revealed.

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High paid interims at overspending organisations revealed

Some of the most cash strapped clinical commissioning groups in the country have paid out hundreds of thousands of pounds for interim executives – despite a promised NHS England crackdown on their use, an HSJ investigation has revealed.

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CCGs appoint new joint chief

North Norfolk and South Norfolk clinical commissioning groups have appointed a new chief officer, the CCGs have announced.

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Community trust with 'passionate' leaders rated outstanding

Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust has been rated outstanding by inspectors, the Care Quality Commission has announced.

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Major hospital with ‘bullying culture’ put in special measures

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust has been placed in special measures after inspectors rated the trust and its leadership inadequate, having found a “bullying culture” and an “obvious deterioration” in services.

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Trust penalised after including walk in centre data in A&E performance

Regulators withheld funding from a teaching hospital after it admitted only meeting its accident and emergency target “through the inclusion of the walk in centre performance [data]” from a facility it does not run, HSJ has learned.

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Exclusive: New STP lead reveals five CCGs target single provider contracts

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.

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Teaching trust inspected following 'bullying' whistleblowing claims

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust has been rated requires improvement following an inspection prompted by whistleblowers’ allegations including bullying.

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NHS leader to replace council chief as STP boss

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.

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Exclusive: Former health secretary 'excited' to bring India lessons to NHS

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.

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Former health secretary to chair struggling 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.

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Council leader chosen to head up STP

A fourth senior council figure has been appointed to lead one of the 44 sustainability and transformation plans.

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Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’

Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.

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King's Lynn ‘up for’ radical restructure to stave off £39m deficit

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.

Value in Healthcare Awards: Value and Improvement in Communication

The judges said: “This entry has had an impressive impact and has excellent content and materials. We were really impressed with the engagement that it has created with patients through innovative use of digital media. It creates exciting opportunities to involve patients and create inclusive and progressive relationships.”

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King’s Lynn removed from special measures but with Monitor warning

PERFORMANCE: Monitor has taken Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust out of special measures.

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Updated: Eighth trust to leave special measures regime

PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has recommended that Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust should come out of special measures.

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Staff petition for chief executive to remain in post

WORKFORCE: More than 300 staff at East of England Ambulance Service have signed a petition to the health secretary calling for its departing chief executive to remain in his position.