Two acute trusts in the north east are exploring a possible merger as part of major changes to the region’s acute services, HSJ has learned.
NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.
NHS trusts in London have criticised proposed changes to the national payment tariff which would cut their income by an estimated £300m.
More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.
HSJ approached all the trusts that were at or beneath the threshold for one or more of the GIRFT vascular activity measures. Many gave candid descriptions of their issues and what they planned to do, or had done, about them.
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.
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.
An initiative to acknowledge and learn from good practices in providing care at County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust has boosted staff morale and shown how organisations can capture excellence, say Sarah Mole, Jennie Winnard and Dr Richard Hixson
The amount spent on redundancy payments by foundation trusts has fallen significantly over the past three financial years, HSJ analysis reveals.
Nearly half the radiologists at a hospital trust left the provider in a row about private sector work, HSJ can reveal.
A former regional adviser for the Care Quality Commission has been appointed executive medical director at a community and mental health trust.
Two foundation trusts and a consortium formed by the county council and local GPs are set to compete for an £80m community services contract, HSJ can reveal.
Leading consultants have been appointed to lead 14 national reviews aimed at improving efficiency and reducing unwarranted variation in NHS, HSJ can reveal.
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Twenty four emergency departments - around 15 per cent of the national total - could be closed or downgraded in the next four years, according to HSJ analysis.
Plans for a new accident and emergency department in Durham have been given the green light by the county council’s planning bosses.
Consolidating specialist hospital services on to two sites and creating a string of multispecialty community providers are key elements of the latest sustainability and transformation plan to be published.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
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