A troubled mental health trust’s quality rating has been upgraded from “inadequate” to “requires improvement” but it remains in special measures, inspectors have announced.
Norfolk and Waveney’s five clinical commissioning groups will merge in April 2020 after NHS England and Improvement signed off the plan this month.
A major teaching hospital has been issued with its second warning notice over the leadership and culture of its emergency department, despite inspectors upgrading the trust’s “inadequate” rating.
Norfolk and Waveney’s five clinical commissioning groups have appointed a joint chief officer and finance officer across the hugely challenged health economy.
The chief executive of a special measures trust has stepped down just weeks after its chair departed.
Regulators withheld funding from a teaching hospital after it admitted only meeting its accident and emergency target “through the inclusion of the walk in centre performance [data]” from a facility it does not run, HSJ has learned.
An NHS trust which was lifted out of financial special measures last year has reported a £30m deterioration against its financial plan.
Commissioners in Norfolk are to vote on plans to set up a joint committee that would “ideally” broker “single contracts” for all five local clinical commissioning groups with all their major providers.
Former health secretary Patricia Hewitt has pledged to use her experience of working with the Indian healthcare system to help develop the Norfolk and Waveney STP.
In-depth analysis of Care Qquality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows pockets of good and bad primary care performance scattered across the England Midlands and East region.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
WORKFORCE: More than 300 staff at East of England Ambulance Service have signed a petition to the health secretary calling for its departing chief executive to remain in his position.
WORKFORCE: Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group’s chief executive has resigned.
PERFORMANCE: Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust has been appointed to ‘buddy’ Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, the first mental health trust to have been placed into special measures.
WORKFORCE: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust’s medical director is to step down from his role, the trust has confirmed to HSJ.
WORKFORCE: The chief executive of Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group has stepped aside from his position after being charged with assault.
Monitor has launched investigations into both Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals and Norfolk and Suffolk foundation trusts, it has been announced.
Six NHS leaders have been appointed as trustees on the NHS Confederation board, it has announced today.
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