A foundation trust which has dramatically improved care quality in recent years has been buddied with a troubled organisation 80 miles away.
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire clinical commissioning groups have appointed a single accountable officer, it has been announced.
A merger with Nottingham University Hospitals is “off the table”, the chief executive of Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust has told HSJ, describing the relationship between the trusts as one of equals.
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There is a risk of a “loss of momentum” in new care models ahead of a major shift in their funding in the next financial year, the GP lead for two national vanguards has warned.
Areas covered by new care model vanguards saw a fall in the GP referral rate during 2016 and 2017, and very slightly lower growth in emergency admission rates than the rest of England, analysis by HSJ indicates.
Two Nottinghamshire clinical commissioning groups, which also lead a national vanguard, have found there is no direct link between extended GP opening hours and accident and emergency attendances.
An NHS England director has been appointed to the first managing director post of an “accountable care system”.
Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed University Hospitals of Leicester Trust chief operating officer Richard Mitchell as its new chief executive.
One of the largest acute trusts in the country faces 13 services being decommissioned and 17 being redesigned by July, a leaked document has revealed.
Work to prepare for the now-abandoned merger of a flagship teaching hospital with its struggling neighbouring trust cost £10m, NHS Improvement has revealed.
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust will no longer pursue a merger with Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust, the trusts have announced.
STRUCTURE: The merger of Nottingham University Hospitals Trust and Sherwood Forest Foundation Trust has been delayed until 2017.
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has refused to take on a £2.5bn private finance deal as part of its planned merger with Sherwood Forest Hospitals, HSJ has learned.
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust chief executive Peter Homa will take on the same role at nearby Sherwood Forest Hospital Foundation Trust next week.
STRUCTURE: Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has been named as the preferred organisation to acquire neighbouring Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust.
FINANCE: A consortium of seven East Midlands acute trusts has been awarded £960,000 to support its work as a vanguard site developing a new model for radiology services.
COMMERCIAL: Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has been awarded contracts worth £148m to provide eight community services over five years.
PERFORMANCE: Regulators have said a failing foundation trust requires a ‘close tie-up with a long term partner’, after spending more than two years in special measures.