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Dorset

Trust leader retires after 21 years in CEO role

A trust leader has announced his retirement after 21 years as an NHS provider chief executive.

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Revealed: Babylon’s national expansion push

Digital health company Babylon Healthcare has contacted more than a dozen clinical commissioning groups as it pushes for expansion across the country, including extending its NHS GP partnership to two new cities.

Claire Murdoch

Revealed: One in 10 CCGs flout key NHS spending pledge

One in 10 clinical commissioning groups have cut their mental health spending according to new figures from NHS England, more than double the previous year.

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Acute reconfiguration to go ahead after CCG wins judicial review

Plans to reconfigure acute services and merge two NHS trusts have been boosted after a judicial review was dismissed by a High Court judge.

Chief executive interview: Tony Spotswood, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals Foundation Trust

This is the latest in a series of interviews with provider chief executives, which are available exclusively to HSJ Membership subscribers. Each month in 2018 a member of the HSJ expert team will conduct a challenging, candid and in-depth interview with a provider trust boss.

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Exclusive: NHS national deal with Microsoft imminent

The NHS is close to signing a new national contract with Microsoft to provide Windows 10 nationally, as the first anniversary on WannaCry cyberattack approaches, HSJ can reveal.

Poole hospital

Legal challenge pushes back £147m hospital reconfiguration

Plans to split two hospitals into emergency and elective care centres as part of a £147m reconfiguration are being held up by a judicial review, which could delay a long awaited trust merger.

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Government interrogates prices to stymie £200m-plus drugs overspend

Government has begun intensively monitoring new information on the generic drug market to try to stymie additional costs which are running into hundreds of millions of pounds, HSJ has been told.

Dave west expert briefing

The Commissioner: New commissioners - an ACS leader

What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable insight for commissioners, by Dave West.

Poole hospital

Long awaited merger pushed to April 2019

Local NHS leaders have amended the estimated finish date of a long awaited merger in the South West, which they say will make it easier to achieve major service reconfiguration.

Angela Schofield

FT appoints former trust chief executive as chair

A former trust chief executive with more than 20 years’ NHS leadership experience has been appointed chair of a foundation trust.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Previously blocked trust merger could be complete in a year

A long awaited merger between two foundation trusts in a leading accountable care system could be completed within a year.

Poole hospital

A&E to be downgraded in major overhaul of hospital services

Commissioners have given the green light to an overhaul of NHS services in an accountable care system that will see two acute hospitals split into emergency and elective centres.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Finance director in leading 'ACS' switches from trust to CCG

A finance director has left his trust after 18 years to join a local clinical commissioning group with a budget of more than £1bn.

Acute services in Dorset are set to change following a review of clinical services.

Leading 'ACS' to ask competition regulator to overturn restrictions

Two foundation trusts whose merger was blocked by competition regulators in a landmark decision are planning to ask for restrictions to be removed or revised.

Dorset County Hospital

Whole STP buys shared care record in likely first

Dorset will become one of the first areas to deploy an STP-wide shared care record, after signing a deal with Orion Healthcare.

Dorset

First nine 'accountable care systems' revealed

NHS England has announced the nine areas most likely to evolve into “accountable care systems”.

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Exclusive: Where mental health spending misses national target

Four sustainability and transformation plan regions have failed to raise mental health spending as mandated by national leaders, HSJ can reveal.

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Thousands of patients could be forced into care homes due to CCG cuts

Thousands of patients could be forced into residential care as a result of clinical commissioning groups restricting funding for care at home, data shared with HSJ reveals.

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NHS England gives £75m back to CCGs after tariff row

NHS England has agreed to soften the impact of changes to clinical commissioning group budgets next year by agreeing to add £75m back into their allocations, HSJ understands.