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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.

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Midlands chief to lead neighbouring mental health trust

STRUCTURE: The chief executive of a major community services trust is to take on the same role at a neighbouring mental health provider, HSJ has learned.

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Trust chiefs speak out against 'bullying' regulators

The “oppressive” scrutiny faced by NHS chief executives is hampering innovation and often amounts to “bullying”, according to leaders interviewed for a new report.

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Patient Safety Awards shortlist announced

We are recognising and rewarding outstanding practice within the NHS

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Exclusive: Mental health providers warn of further funding squeeze

Mental health trusts have complained their commissioners are disregarding national guidance requiring them to increase real terms spending on mental health in 2015-16 and help fund the delivery of new targets.

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Revealed: The mental health trusts with the biggest income cuts

Several NHS mental health providers saw double figure real terms reductions in their income between 2011-12 and 2013-14, HSJ analysis has revealed.