The attorney general is considering granting a second inquest into the death of a three year old boy who died at Stafford Hospital after three independent experts have backed his parents and cast doubt on the original investigation.
Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.
The health and wellbeing of older people in Stoke-on-Trent is being put at “significant risk” by poor joint working between the council and clinical commissioning group, the Care Quality Commission has found.
The six clinical commissioning groups covering Staffordshire have appointed a single accountable officer.
Commissioners in Staffordshire have received endorsement from members for their plans to appoint a single accountable officer, despite GPs previously submitting a vote of no confidence in the CCGs.
GPs in North Staffordshire have said they want to see a new multispecialty community provider set up for the region instead of the larger organisation covering the whole county outlined in its sustainability and transformation partnership.
A tender worth half a billion pounds for end of life care services in Staffordshire has been abandoned due to the development of the area’s STP and difficulties, satisfying the new national scrutiny process, HSJ has learned.
A commissioning leader from the North West has been appointed as director for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent sustainability and transformation partnership, HSJ has learned.
Trust leaders in the Midlands are seeking millions of pounds in extra financial support linked to the dissolution of Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust, HSJ has learned.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life following a fire at a major NHS hospital.
Patients were evacuated from a hospital in their beds last night after a fire broke out in the main hospital building of University Hospital of North Midlands Trust in Staffordshire.
A controversial tender for cancer services in Staffordshire worth £687m has been abandoned after a consortium led by a private provider failed to convince commissioners its offer was financially viable.
Cancer diagnosis in accident and emergency departments are three times more likely in some parts of England than others, HSJ analysis reveals.
More than 230 patients waited on trolleys for more than 12 hours in one trust’s A&E department during a single month.
A major £1.2bn procurement for cancer and end of life care which was “paused” because of the collapse of another similar large contract involving the same lead advisers has finally been given the go ahead by NHS England.
The leader of Staffordshire’s sustainability and transformation plan has resigned ahead of the five year strategy being published.
NHS England will investigate two contentious contract tenders as part of the follow-up to last week’s review into the failed Cambridgeshire older people’s service contract, HSJ has learned.
WORKFORCE: The chief executive of University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust has resigned.
The largest outcomes based contracting tender exercise in the country has been paused in response to the collapse of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s £800m contract for older people’s care.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.