Countess Of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Merger trusts hope for McKinsey level savings

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

Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt to announce digital trust 'buddies'

The government will distribute £181m to a second wave of digital trusts, the health secretary is expected to announce tomorrow.

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Trusts to team up with private company to unlock capital

Two NHS trusts in the North West are planning to form a strategic estates partnership with a private company to unlock new sources of capital funding.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

VAT risk for major Manchester contract

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


Police investigating 15 baby deaths at hospital

Detectives are investigating a spate of baby deaths at a general hospital in the north west of England, it was announced today.

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Four CCGs to create 'unified commissioner' and consider merger

Four clinical commissioning groups in the North West plan to establish a “unified health commissioner” that could lead to a formal merger of the organisations.


Analysis: Over 100 trusts report rise in E coli infections in a year

Almost 70 per cent of NHS trusts have seen a rise in E coli infections in the 12 months up to to January 2017, raising questions over their ability to meet the government’s target to cut rates by 50 per cent in three years.


CCGs ration hip and knee surgery for obese patients

Commissioners in Cheshire have introduced new restrictions to hip and knee replacements for obese patients, which appear to contradict national guidance.

Macclesfield district general hospital

Leaked STP document reveals A&E downgrade plans

The sustainability and transformation plan for Cheshire and Mersey includes the downgrade of at least one accident and emergency department, along with a major consolidation of elective care, according to a document obtained by HSJ.

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.

Cardiac surgery

Big rise in urgent operations cancelled more than once

The number of urgent operations cancelled more than once has grown by more than half in the last year.

Clinical leadership

Patient Safety Awards 2016: Clinical Leadership

The winners set up a team that developed a live data analysis tool to help identify specific issues in stroke patients’ care


Rise in urgent operations being cancelled

Two trusts cancelled urgent operations at least twice for more than 20 patients, official statistics show.

Child in A&E

Thirty worst A&E trusts called to London summit

The 30 worst performers on the accident and emergency four hour standard were summoned to London by regulators this week.


Revealed: Trusts' estimated savings potential

By using publicly available data, HSJ has been able to closely match the methodology used by Lord Carter to produce trusts’ headline “savings opportunity” figures. Here we list the least and most efficient trusts according to the headline measure, as well as data for all trusts.

Lord Carter

Trusts negotiate Carter efficiency timelines

Ten hospital trusts have so far received their efficiency savings estimates from Lord Carter, as part of his review into NHS productivity, HSJ has learned.

Lord Carter

Lord Carter loses procurement adviser due to 'reimbursement issue'

A procurement adviser has stepped down from Lord Carter’s review into NHS efficiency, due to an issue over reimbursement for Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation Trust.

Value in Healthcare Awards: Value and Improvement in Procurement

Value in Healthcare Awards winners for 2015

Lord Carter

Ten more trusts brought into Carter efficiency review

The Department of Health has named 10 more trusts that will take part in Lord Carter’s major review into hospital efficiency.