Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

CCG replaces chief officer seconded to ICS

A clinical commissioning group has appointed a new chief officer after its current leader was seconded to the region’s integrated care system.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Trusts drowning in debt

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Blackpool Victoria Hospital

'Clear irregularities' in recruitment of trust chair

Regulators have been asked to provide new guidance on board appointments after concerns were raised about “clear irregularities” in the recruitment of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust’s new chair.

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NHS trusts overturn council's £100m Virgin Care contract

A High Court judge has overturned a local authority’s contract with Virgin Care for public health services after a successful legal challenge by two NHS trusts.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Blood boils over pathology plan

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Celebrating organisations where workers feel able to speak up and know their concerns will be listened to

Ingrid Torjesen writes about the new Creating a Supportive Staff Culture category in the HSJ Awards this year

Blackpool

Updated: Teaching trust asks council for £27m loan

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust is seeking a loan of £27m from its local council because it can offer better interest rates than the Department of Health and Social Care.

Pager

Trainee doctors raise safety concerns over 'double bleep carrying'

Serious safety concerns have been raised by junior doctors who have had to carry two on-call “bleeps” due to staffing shortages at a struggling acute trust.

Blackpool

Exclusive: Advanced health economies reject terms of 'system control totals'

Leaders in the most “advanced” health economies have rejected national bodies’ terms for signing up to system-wide financial control totals, HSJ understands.

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Trusts' A&E performance goes sub 50 per cent as NHS hits new low

NHS performance against the four hour accident and emergency target hit its lowest level in 15 years in March, with two trusts sinking below 50 per cent.

Amanda Doyle

£60m capital boost for northern STP ambitions

More than £60m is to be invested in pathology, technology and improving efficiency across three sustainability and transformation partnerships in the north, following the government’s capital funding injection this week.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Best and worst from the staff survey

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North by North West: Can we trust the vanguard numbers?

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Emergency workforce

A&E performance hits all time low after 'most pressured month ever'

Performance against the four hour accident and emergency target dipped again in February to 85 per cent – its worst since records began – according to official data published this morning.

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In full: Pathology network proposals

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.

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North by North West: Virgin deal exposes council rifts

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Blackpool

Virgin deal would undermine other NHS services, says judge

A county council’s award of a £104m contract to Virgin Care would “significantly” undermine the incumbent NHS trusts’ ability to maintain other services, a judge has said.

Gloucestershire Royal hospital

In full: Trusts with staff transfer plans

HSJ has identified 19 providers that have already established a subsidiary company to manage their estate, plus 16 that have told staff they are considering the move.

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Trolley waits soar to record high

Hospitals saw a record spike in trolley waits last month as major emergency departments recorded their worst performance since records began, according to NHS England data published today.

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for maternity care experience

Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.