Two trusts in neighbouring sustainability and transformation partnerships have confirmed they aim to merge in early 2018, following the outcome of a review by the Competition and Markets Authority.
Multiple hospital trusts and other NHS organisations are suffering significant IT systems problems following a major ransomware attack.
More than 20 trusts have been chosen to be part of a new NHS efficiency review led by Lord Carter.
NHS Improvement will use the satisfaction rates of junior doctors to assess which trusts could have “fragile or unsustainable services”, a document obtained by HSJ reveals.
Two foundation trusts in the East Midlands have announced plans to merge and create a single organisation.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
STRUCTURE: Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has put on hold a decision to appoint a permanent chief executive amid the possibility it could merge or be taken over by Derbyshire Community Health Services FT.
This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.
APPOINTMENT: Derby Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed Gavin Boyle as its new chief executive.
Value in Healthcare Awards winners for 2015
Best Places to Work 2015 - community trust runner up
WORKFORCE: Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust is urging all its staff to join a credit union, HSJ has learned.
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PERFORMANCE: Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust has scored highly for patient satisfaction in its first friends and family test responses since the survey was rolled out to community trusts in January.
STRUCTURE: Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust and Kent Community Health Trust have been granted foundation trust status by Monitor.
PROCUREMENT: Derby Community Health Services Trust has won a contract to provide sexual health services alongside Derby Hospitals Foundation Trust as a subcontractor.