Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

NHS staff on picket line

Trust subsidiary staff to strike after rejecting pay offer

Staff employed by a trust’s wholly owned subsidiary company will go on strike this week after rejecting a pay offer lower than the government’s agreed deal for NHS Agenda for Change staff.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Home blood pressure monitoring is better for pregnant women and reduces use of NHS resources

Ingrid Torjesen reports on the award winning new care pathway, which uses a smartphone app for home monitoring of hypertension in pregnancy

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Maternity and Midwifery Services

Winner HM Prison Low Newton, Durham: The development of perinatal and maternity care pathways for women in the judicial system


Revealed: Greater Manchester plans major hospital services shake-up

New plans to reconfigure more than two-thirds of acute services across Greater Manchester are expected to be outlined later this year, the leader of its devolution team has said.

Jeremy Hunt

Exclusive: Hunt warned over private hospital safety after NHS patient death

The safety of NHS patients treated in private hospitals has been raised directly with health secretary Jeremy Hunt following the death of an NHS patient.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

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

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.

Steve burgin

Trust chair stays on as NHS Improvement mulls successor

The acting chair of a troubled trust has extended his tenure despite NHS Improvement identifying his preferred successor in January.

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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.

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.

Jackie Daniel chief executive of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust

Trust chiefs recognised in new year's honours

The chief executive of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust is among the senior NHS figures named in the new year’s honours list.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Exclusive: One in four hospital trusts routinely pay suppliers late

More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.

Sir David Dalton

Dalton rules himself out of NHS Improvement chief executive job

Sir David Dalton has said he is committed to leading the newly structured “group” of five hospitals in Greater Manchester and does not want to be the next chief executive of NHS Improvement.

Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust

Revealed: 21 trusts consistently underperforming on A&E

There are 21 trusts whose performance against the four hour emergency target has been consistently below 85 per cent since April, HSJ analysis reveals.

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Savings targets set for new pathology hubs

A network of acute trusts in Greater Manchester has been set the biggest savings target in the country under NHS Improvement’s national pathology networking plan.

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Devo region generates extra £150m after 'very strong' financial performance

The Greater Manchester health economy delivered a “very strong” financial performance last year, generating £150m of investment funding for the region.

Greg Quinn

Top chief executives roundtable, part one: dilemmas of CQC scrutiny

Exploring the relationship and contradictions between the Care Quality’s Commission’s verdicts and the quality of the people who lead the inspected organisations

Clifford Mann

Exclusive: Former royal college president to lead national A&E review

Two leading names in emergency medicine are to head a major project aimed at improving efficiency in accident and emergency departments across the country.

Annette Walker

Award winning CCG finance director joins acute trust

The finance director of a clinical commissioning group in Greater Manchester has been appointed to the same role at the local acute trust.

Improving the value of diagnostic services

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Improving the Value of Diagnostic Services

Homerton University Foundation Trust: Locomotor Service

Simon Worthington

'Outstanding' finance director joins teaching trust

A finance director who turned around the fortunes of a struggling foundation trust is to join a teaching trust with a turnover of more than £1bn.