NHS England and local commissioners want to look again at “fragile” clinical services run by Bedford Hospital Trust – less than a year after the provider committed to retaining its emergency and obstetrics departments.
Two hospital trusts in separate health economies are looking at the benefits of a “stronger working relationship and collaboration”.
A leading health system will not become a “fully operational” integrated care system this year as hoped, instead remaining in “shadow” form.
The acquisition of a hospital trust by its high performing neighbour is now “likely” delayed for a whole year.
HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.
The acquisition of a hospital trust by its high performing neighbour has been delayed by ongoing discussions about its bid for national funding.
A large clinical commissioning group – which is part of a proposed accountable care system – has been put back in financial special measures, less than a year after coming out of the regime.
Two Bedfordshire hospital trusts intend to merge by April – a timeframe that both organisations admit is “ambitious”.
Bedford Hospital Trust is seeking a formal merger with Luton and Dunstable University Hospital Foundation Trust, HSJ has learnt.
The government will distribute £181m to a second wave of digital trusts, the health secretary is expected to announce tomorrow.
A Midlands trusts is asking staff to stand when meetings run over an hour to help meet its staff health and wellbeing CQUIN goal, which is worth £900,000 this financial year.
Twenty four emergency departments - around 15 per cent of the national total - could be closed or downgraded in the next four years, according to HSJ analysis.
The STP for Luton, Bedford and Milton Keynes reveals plans for “unified leadership, management and operations across all three hospitals” on the patch, but states that the three will not formally merge.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Several NHS trusts which were slated by officials for takeover or management franchise are revealed in a list obtained by HSJ, which regulators sought to keep secret for 18 months.
COMMISSIONING: A “flawed” review of health services should be rejected in full rather than become part of sustainability and transformation plan for health and social care integration, according to the elected mayor of Bedford Borough Council.
ACUTE CARE: A standalone review into reconfiguring accident and emergency services at Bedford and Milton Keynes hospitals has been scrapped in favour of merging it into the sustainability and transformation plan for the region.
FINANCE: Bedford Hospital Trust has agreed a loan of £13.2m from NHS Improvement to cover its deficit in the current financial year, according to its latest annual report.
RECONFIGURATION: Bedford Hospital Trust should be stripped of major services including obstetrics and the majority of its emergency surgical care as part of a local service reconfiguration, a review has recommended.
Twenty hospitals trusts are responsible for more than half the overall decline in the annual accident and emergency waiting times performance, HSJ analysis reveals.