Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Hundreds of staff set to switch trusts

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North by North West: Help needed from the North East

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North by North West: Virgin territory

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Petrie dishes

University site wins again in controversial pathology shake-up

A university site has again been named as the preferred location for a consolidated pathology service for Lancashire following a second evaluation exercise, HSJ has learned.

Money

Revealed: The slowest invoice payers in the NHS

A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.

Contract business

Trusts' legal challenge forces council to repeat contract tender

Two NHS trusts will receive £200,000 from a county council after they won a court case over a public health services contract tender, which had been awarded to Virgin Care.

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.

law

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.