London North West Healthcare NHS Trust

Northwick park hospital

Clinical director loses employment tribunal over private work

A former clinical director has lost his employment tribunal case after a judge ruled he quit his trust over the impact a reconfiguration would have had on his private work, not over patient safety.

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.

St James's University Hospital

Revealed: Trusts borrow millions to pay for redundancies and beds

Papers released by the Department of Health show trusts have borrowed hundreds of millions of pounds to pay suppliers, make redundancies and increase bed capacity.


Hit or miss: Lessons from the best and worst A&E performers

The overall picture shows some economies excelled, others struggled

Peter Worthington

Staff play a big role in delivering merger success

Staff must feel emotionally committed to the change

Patient on hospital trolley

North West London merger gets given the go-ahead

STRUCTURE: Two trusts in North West London have merged to form London North West Healthcare Trust.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Appointments at special measures trust

WORKFORCE: Two major appointments have been made at the troubled University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust.

Man signing letter

Commissioners issue warning over North West London merger

STRUCTURE: Commissioners have raised concerns that an imminently expected merger between Ealing Hospital Trust and North West London Hospitals Trust will not produce an organisation financially strong enough to attain foundation status.

Delay to merger increases costs by £3m

FINANCE: A proposed merger between Ealing Hospital Trust and North West London Hospitals Trust has been delayed by three months at a cost of £3m.

Jeremy Hunt

Hunt backs north west London reconfiguration

Jeremy Hunt has accepted the recommendations of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel to give a green light to a major reconfiguration of accident and emergency services in north west London.


Judge blocks review of reconfiguration scheme

Ealing Council has been refused permission to take a hospital reconfiguration plan to judicial review.

Ealing Council to seek judicial review of reconfiguration

STRUCTURE: Ealing Council has begun the process of starting judicial review proceedings against the Shaping a Healthier Future reconfiguration.

Largest hospital reconfiguration in England signed off by commissioners

The most significant proposed acute services reconfiguration in England has been approved by commissioners.

Catford cat

Analysed: The fate of Lewisham Hospital

This week’s HSJ Local Briefing looks at the south east London health economy, which is the first to be subject to the failure regime.

ICHP MD appointed - Dr Adrian Bull photo

Imperial College Health Partners appoints managing director

Adrian Bull has been appointed as the managing director of the Imperial College Health Partners, the prospective academic health science network.

Ealing and North West London Hospitals Trust merger work costs £9m

STRUCTURE: Work on the merger of Ealing Hospital Trust and North West London Hospitals Trust has cost a combined total of £9m, a report reveals.

New chief executive for London trust as another steps down

North Middlesex University Hospital Trust has a new chief executive, HSJ can reveal. It comes as the head of a neighbouring trust steps down.

Richmond Park

Analysed: The London FT pipeline and its hotspots

HSJ Local Briefing is our in-depth analysis of key issues facing the NHS or major health economies. This week we examine the foundation trust pipeline before the capital’s strategic health authority disappears next year

Carnall: Way must be found to speed up reconfigurations

Carnall calls for service reconfigurations to be accelerated

The head of NHS London has warned the government risks “stifling the ambition” of clinical commissioning groups if it does not find a way to speed up service reconfigurations.