City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Sunderland Royal Hospital

Hospital services centralised in North East shake-up

Commissioners in the North East have approved plans to shift a range of hospital based services from South Tyneside to Sunderland.

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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Hospital trusts to explore merger

A pair of acute foundation trusts are exploring the possibility of merging into a single provider.

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.

Sean Duggan

Workforce shortage delays mental health safety checks

The Care Quality Commission has increased pay for doctors carrying out essential safeguarding visits for mental health patients after a workforce shortage resulted in waiting time targets being missed.

Andrew Morris

Trust chiefs staying a little longer in post - but 'need more support'

Chief executives of NHS providers are staying in the post for longer than they were three years ago, analysis by HSJ indicates.

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Acute services could switch provider in major overhaul

Hospital based stroke, maternity, gynaecology and paediatric services could be shifted from South Tyneside to Sunderland as part of a major overhaul in services.

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Hospital trust tops sickness absence table for fourth year in a row

A hospital trust has topped the staff sickness absence rate table for the fourth year in a row, HSJ analysis reveals.

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Exclusive: Treasury belatedly approves £160m tech funding

The Treasury has approved £160m of funding for 16 flagship digital trusts, but concerns remain about delays in accessing the money, HSJ has learned.

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Exclusive: CCG planning for single £340m MCP contract

A leading vanguard project is planning to draw up a £340m contract to get a single provider to run its new care model by April 2018, HSJ can reveal.

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Tech fund raid concerns raised as £100m remains on hold

Concerns that a high profile £100m global digital exemplar fund could be raided by ministers have been raised to HSJ, as NHS England remains locked in talks with them over its release.

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How to go digital and influence people

Leaders at some of the NHS global digital exemplar trusts tell Claire Read how stability of leadership and consistency of direction have been key factors in their success

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Trusts create joint executive board

A single executive management team has been appointed to run two acute foundation trusts.

The Christie

Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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North by North West: Skilling up the dinner ladies

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

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Hunt names 12 'digital excellence' trusts in line for funding

Jeremy Hunt is today due to name 12 trusts that will “deliver pioneering approaches to digital services” as he looks to “fast track” technology implementation in the NHS.

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North East trusts to create single leadership team

STRUCTURE: Leaders at two acute foundation trusts have unveiled plans to create a joint management structure.

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Audit teams merge to form regional consortium

The merger of three NHS audit teams in the north east into a new specialist provider could become a model for other areas to follow, according to a trust finance director.

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Revealed: First digital maturity index scores in full

This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.

Dave West

The Commissioner: Let's hold hands

What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable weekly insight for commissioners, by Dave West