Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Bedford

ACS commissioning group re-enters special measures after seven months

A large clinical commissioning group – which is part of a proposed accountable care system – has been put back in financial special measures, less than a year after coming out of the regime.

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Analysed: National A&E performance equals worst ever month

Accident and emergency performance against the four hour target in December fell to 85 per cent, equalling the worst month on record – with one trust only achieving 40 per cent at its major “type one” site.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Struggling teaching hospital buddied with best performing A&E

University Hospitals of Leicester Trust has been buddied with Luton and Dunstable University Hospital Foundation Trust as it looks to “rapidly redesign” its emergency care service.

Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Trusts plan 'ambitious' merger in under six months

Two Bedfordshire hospital trusts intend to merge by April – a timeframe that both organisations admit is “ambitious”.

Bedford hospital

Exclusive: Hospital seeks 'joyful' merger with teaching trust

Bedford Hospital Trust is seeking a formal merger with Luton and Dunstable University Hospital Foundation Trust, HSJ has learnt.

Pauline philip

Trust chief and STP lead steps down to focus on national role

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital Foundation Trust

Great Western Hospital

Revealed: 70 hospitals awarded share of £100m A&E pot

Seventy hospitals have been allocated a share of a £56m tranche from the £100m of capital funding ringfenced in the budget for accident and emergency departments.

Social networking

Exclusive: Treasury belatedly approves £160m tech funding

The Treasury has approved £160m of funding for 16 flagship digital trusts, but concerns remain about delays in accessing the money, HSJ has learned.

Dorset

First nine 'accountable care systems' revealed

NHS England has announced the nine areas most likely to evolve into “accountable care systems”.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Revealed: Only three trusts hit 'reset' A&E targets

Just three hospital trusts have hit their lowered targets for accident and emergency performance, the latest data reveals.

Pauline philip

Trust chief appointed national leader for A&E improvement

A single national leader has been appointed as part of a series of measures to drive up A&E performance, it emerged today.

Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£100m to fund national rollout of 'Luton' A&E model

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced £100m for capital investment specifically in accident and emergency departments.

Technology jpg

Tech fund raid concerns raised as £100m remains on hold

Concerns that a high profile £100m global digital exemplar fund could be raided by ministers have been raised to HSJ, as NHS England remains locked in talks with them over its release.

Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

System leaders set out new A&E 'minimum requirements'

NHS organisations have been given months to meet new “minimum requirements” for diverting accident and emergency attendees with minor injuries to co-located, GP led primary care services.

scissors budget cuts

Commissioners may make 'controversial' cuts to break even

Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group is heading for a £15m deficit in 2016-17 unless it makes “controversial decisions” to cut patient services.

Digital

How to go digital and influence people

Leaders at some of the NHS global digital exemplar trusts tell Claire Read how stability of leadership and consistency of direction have been key factors in their success

Bedford hospital

Midlands STP plans 'unified leadership' for three hospitals

The STP for Luton, Bedford and Milton Keynes reveals plans for “unified leadership, management and operations across all three hospitals” on the patch, but states that the three will not formally merge.

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.

Dave west expert briefing

The Commissioner: The road to reconfiguration

What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable weekly insight for commissioners, by Dave West

Jeremy Hunt

Hunt names 12 'digital excellence' trusts in line for funding

Jeremy Hunt is today due to name 12 trusts that will “deliver pioneering approaches to digital services” as he looks to “fast track” technology implementation in the NHS.