NHS providers that owe the government a combined £10bn would see the debts converted into a form of investment that does not have to be repaid, under plans being discussed by national leaders.
As we come to the closing days of 2019, HSJ reveals its most read stories on integration and system change for the year.
A new chair has been appointed ahead of a planned three trust merger in the East of England.
A group of NHS organisations have said they are “working to referral to treatment time targets of 40 weeks instead of 18 weeks”, in board papers which they are now indicating are misleading.
Commissioners in Yorkshire are to roll out a scheme which used artificial intelligence to help cut A&E attendances by a third in one patient group which received health coaching.
A senior clinician who led the development of plans for a major acute reconfiguration in Essex has been seconded to the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership as its “independent medical director”, HSJ has learned.
The five mid and south Essex clinical commissioning groups have set out plans for a single accountable officer and executive team by April 2020.
A hospital trust involved in a merger with two other trusts has lost the second employment tribunal claim brought by a redundant senior manager this year.
Commissioners have raised concerns about a hospital trust which has failed to report basic waiting time data for almost two years after it went live with a controversial government-subsidised patient records system.
Children who sustain severe burns in Kent, Surrey and Sussex will be treated in Essex or central London from next month, as a specialist unit has temporarily closed.
Two members of the board overseeing the merger of three are stepping down from their leadership positions.
The independent chair of the Mid and South Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership will stand down later this year.
The planned merger of three Essex hospital trusts has been pushed back a year, board papers published this month have revealed.
The waiting list should be shrinking at this time of year, but it isn’t. In better news, the number of one year waiters is coming down.
A hospital group unfairly dismissed a senior manager as it restructured staff across three trusts, a tribunal has ruled.
A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.
A major reconfiguration of services faces referral to the health and social care secretary by a local council, putting £118m of transformation funding at risk.
A hospital trust is considering hiring more nurse specialists after being flagged as an outlier for lung cancer treatment.
Mid and South Essex commissioners have approved a controversial acute reorganisation, which will involve major changes to where and how emergency, specialist and elective services across the patch.
Mid and South Essex sustainability and transformation partnership, a success regime area which covers one of England’s most pressured health economies, cut its delayed discharges by two thirds in a year, its chair has revealed.