Two West Midlands trusts have failed to appoint a joint chair ahead of their merger next year.
Only one trust has as many black and minority ethnic board members as white, and 96 trusts say they have no BME board directors at all, new data has revealed.
Many mental health trusts are too small and risk being “left on the side” in system integration plans, a leading chief executive has warned.
Two mental health providers previously involved in failed plans for a triple merger have now decided to become one trust.
More than 7,000 NHS staff raised concerns with a local freedom to speak up guardian according to the latest data.
A non-executive director for a West Midlands trust has been appointed as chair of his area’s sustainability and transformation partnership.
Two management consultancies have been commissioned to help four STPs in the West Midlands “accelerate” their integration plans, HSJ has learned.
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.
Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.
A major alliance of acute providers in the West Midlands is being expanded to include a fourth trust, HSJ has learned.
A merger of three trusts in the West Midlands has been put on hold by NHS Improvement.
The chief executive of an inadequate rated trust has been appointed to lead a neighbouring trust going through a merger.
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.
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.
Four trusts in partnership with GPs are on course to win a multibillion pound new care model contract.
Tracy Taylor has been appointed as the new chief executive of one of the country’s largest teaching hospitals.
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.
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.
Six people have been honoured with a special HSJ Award for NHS staff from the EU.
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.