Community hospitals in Staffordshire will be reopened and used as covid-19 beds in an effort to avoid a local acute trust sending patients — and staff — to Birmingham’s Nightingale hospital.
GPs have voted against proposals to merge six clinical commissioning groups in Staffordshire, after being told the plans were “driven by NHS England”, HSJ has learned.
Children with autism have been left in limbo after a private provider withdrew the majority of its services amid a dispute with commissioners.
Sixty-three clinical commissioning groups have seen their overall performance ratings change over the past year, according to NHS England’s latest assessment framework.
The chief finance officer for six clinical commissioning groups facing financial difficulties has resigned.
The High Court has ordered a new inquest into the death of a three-year-old boy at Stafford Hospital following new evidence which called into doubt the original verdict.
NHS England has been urged to dramatically increase its funding for reviews of learning disability deaths, as clinical commissioning groups have revealed large backlogs with their investigations
An acute trust in special measures has claimed the national financial regime for NHS trusts has resulted in £19m of extra costs and lost income.
Commissioning leaders in northern Staffordshire have admitted they will miss their financial plans by more than £30m in 2018-19.
Hundreds of young people assessed as needing specialist mental health treatment have been made to wait more than a year, an investigation by HSJ can reveal.
The attorney general’s office has backed a bid for a new inquest into the death of a three-year-old boy at Stafford Hospital following an alleged “cover up”.
Staff shortages have forced a trust to push back the opening of a new ward treating patients with some of the most severe mental health needs.
A trust with a bed deficit of more than 100 has had its bid for funding to open more beds rejected by NHS Improvement, HSJ has learned.
A trust with one of the worst-performing emergency departments in the country is planning to keep its extra winter capacity open until the summer, HSJ can reveal.
A struggling West Midlands trust has warned its deficit could reach £144m, which is more than double its official forecast.
The attorney general is considering granting a second inquest into the death of a three year old boy who died at Stafford Hospital after three independent experts have backed his parents and cast doubt on the original investigation.
Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.
The six clinical commissioning groups covering Staffordshire have appointed a single accountable officer.
Commissioners in Staffordshire have received endorsement from members for their plans to appoint a single accountable officer, despite GPs previously submitting a vote of no confidence in the CCGs.
GPs in North Staffordshire have said they want to see a new multispecialty community provider set up for the region instead of the larger organisation covering the whole county outlined in its sustainability and transformation partnership.