Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Royal college raises alarm over critical care beds shortage

The Royal College of Surgeons has warned there may be too few critical care beds in England to cope with demand.

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.

Lord Carter

Exclusive: Trusts missing key Carter targets

The majority of NHS hospital trusts have failed to hit the three key efficiency targets set out in the Carter review on time, HSJ research has found.

Yeovil District Hospital

Trust accused of breaching licence over new subsidiary company

An acute trust has defended its decision to transfer 350 non-clinical staff to a newly established subsidiary company amid an accusation from a union that it has breached its licence.

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

A&E survey: Best and worst performing trusts revealed

Five trusts have been identified as offering a poor overall experience to patients in their accident and emergency departments, based on a new Care Quality Commission patient survey.

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.

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.

Roll of receipts

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.


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.

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First merged CCG comes into operation

STRUCTURE: The first new clinical commissioning group formed as a result of a merger comes into operation today.

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Trust aspires to create dementia friendly hospital

STRUCTURE: Gateshead Health Foundation Trust is moving towards a more dementia friendly environment through new signage, lighting, handrails and contrasting colours in six work areas.

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Paperless NHS supplement: Service redesign – Visible results

Paperless NHS supplement: Service redesign – Visible results

Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust

Monitor to investigate finances at four northern FTs

FINANCE: Monitor has launched unrelated investigations into the finances at four foundation trusts in the north of England.

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Investigation into rise in unborn children requiring protection plans

PERFORMANCE: Safeguarding experts are investigating why the number of unborn children subject to a child protection plan more than doubled to 65 over one quarter during 2014.

New medical director appointed at Gateshead FT

WORKFORCE: A specialist in gynaecological cancers has been appointed as the new medical director at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead.

Gateshead FT sells carbon trading credits

COMMERCIAL: Gateshead Health Foundation Trust has become one of the first UK trusts to sell its carbon trading credits after it reduced energy usage.

Gateshead hospital to close while emergency care centre built

STRUCTURE: The main entrance at the Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital in Gateshead is to close for two years, while the hospital’s new £32m emergency care centre is constructed.

North East revalidation senior responsible officer appointed

WORKFORCE: Bill Cunliffe, consultant surgeon and NHS North East planned care clinical innovation team lead, has been appointed senior responsible officer for the revalidation process in the North East.

Gateshead hopes to save 'millions' with new appointment reminders

PERFORMANCE: A new appointment reminder service is being introduced at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead to help cut down on the number of wasted appointments and save the hospital money.

Gateshead Health FT on data quality awards shortlist

PERFORMANCE: Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for the CHKS data quality award for England.