Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Two trusts to unite after triple merger fails

Two mental health providers previously involved in failed plans for a triple merger have now decided to become one trust.

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Thousands of NHS staff use speak up guardians

More than 7,000 NHS staff raised concerns with a local freedom to speak up guardian according to the latest data.

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Trust director appointed as STP chair

A non-executive director for a West Midlands trust has been appointed as chair of his area’s sustainability and transformation partnership.

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Consultancies hired to 'accelerate' integration of four STPs

Two management consultancies have been commissioned to help four STPs in the West Midlands “accelerate” their integration plans, HSJ has learned.

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Exclusive: Three-trust merger plan dropped

A merger of three trusts has been dropped because it would have created a trust spanning two sustainability and transformation partnership areas, along with concerns over clinical and financial viability, HSJ can reveal.

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70 trusts working with NHSI to boost workforce retention

Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.

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Fourth trust joins hospital alliance ahead of pathology merger

A major alliance of acute providers in the West Midlands is being expanded to include a fourth trust, HSJ has learned.

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Merger of three trusts paused by NHS Improvement

A merger of three trusts in the West Midlands has been put on hold by NHS Improvement.

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Merger trust appoints new chief executive

The chief executive of an inadequate rated trust has been appointed to lead a neighbouring trust going through a merger.

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Revealed: Triple trust merger delayed

A merger between three West Midlands trusts to create one of the biggest community and mental health providers in the county has been delayed, HSJ can reveal.

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Vanguard launching first bed management system across trusts

The country’s only mental health vanguard is preparing to launch the first bed management system across multiple trusts, to halve the number of patients being sent out of area.

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Providers chosen for first comprehensive MCP contract

Four trusts in partnership with GPs are on course to win a multibillion pound new care model contract.

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New chief executive for major teaching trust revealed

Tracy Taylor has been appointed as the new chief executive of one of the country’s largest teaching hospitals.

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Exclusive: Three trusts set to merge by October

Three trusts in the West Midlands are set to merge to create one of the biggest mental health and community trusts in the country, HSJ can reveal.

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Region moves towards contracts to cover whole STP

Clinical commissioning groups in the Black Country have set out a timeline to procure a single acute and single mental health contract across their sustainability and transformation plan area, HSJ has learned.

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EU staff honoured at HSJ Awards

Six people have been honoured with a special HSJ Award for NHS staff from the EU.

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Providers and CCGs consider merging back-office

The Black Country Partnership sustainability and transformation plan has said it is looking at options to integrate non-clinical support services across both commissioning and provider organisations.

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EU contribution to NHS highlighted by Awards shortlist

The shortlist for HSJ’s special award celebrating the contribution to the NHS by staff from elsewhere in the EU has been announced.

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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Hundreds left waiting for vital mental health assessments

Hundreds of patients are waiting more than two weeks to have vital assessments for psychosis treatment, HSJ analysis has revealed.