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.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
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.
The overall picture shows some economies excelled, others struggled
Staff must feel emotionally committed to the change
STRUCTURE: Two trusts in North West London have merged to form London North West Healthcare Trust.
WORKFORCE: Two major appointments have been made at the troubled University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust.
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.
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 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.
Ealing Council has been refused permission to take a hospital reconfiguration plan to judicial review.
STRUCTURE: Ealing Council has begun the process of starting judicial review proceedings against the Shaping a Healthier Future reconfiguration.
The most significant proposed acute services reconfiguration in England has been approved by commissioners.
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.
Adrian Bull has been appointed as the managing director of the Imperial College Health Partners, the prospective academic health science network.
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.
North Middlesex University Hospital Trust has a new chief executive, HSJ can reveal. It comes as the head of a neighbouring trust steps down.
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
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.