Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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NHS trouble-shooter appointed chair of trust where governors are resisting merger

One of England’s smallest trusts – which is in dispute with its governors over an impending merger – has appointed a new chair.

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NHS England orders trust’s governors to work towards controversial merger

NHS England and Improvement has imposed extra conditions on a specialist trust’s licence, effectively ordering its council of governors to work towards a merger with a larger neighbour.

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Consultants pass no confidence motion in chief executive

Consultants at a specialist trust which is exploring a merger with its larger neighbour have passed a vote of no confidence in its chief executive – and the planned interim chair has had to step down on health grounds.

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ICS admits 14 of its major services are ‘fragile and challenged’

Fourteen of an integrated care system’s major services — which account for the ‘majority of [its] planned care’ — have been described as ‘fragile and challenged’.

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Trust boards take next step to merge despite governors’ objections

Two foundation trusts in the South East have taken the next steps towards a merger.

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FT in row over ‘bullying behaviour’ ahead of possible merger

The board of one of England’s smallest trusts is expected to approve the next steps to merge with its neighbour this week, despite some of its council of governors vehemently opposing the move.

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Trust’s board and governors clash over potential merger

The governors and board of one of England’s smallest trusts are at loggerheads over a possible merger with a megatrust neighbour.

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Interim chair appointed as trust mulls merger

A specialist provider contemplating a merger with its mega-trust neighbour has appointed an interim chair.

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‘Outstanding’ trust’s takeover of neighbour gets the go-ahead

The takeover of a hospital trust by its ‘outstanding’ neighbour has been backed by both boards, and is likely to go ahead within weeks.

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Hospital hosts others’ surgeons so cancer ops can go ahead

A specialist trust has freed up 29 theatre sessions a week so cancer surgery from nearby providers can continue during the covid pandemic.

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Consultants push back against potential three-way merger

Consultants at one of England’s smallest trusts are hoping to stymie a possible merger with its two larger neighbours.

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Trusts plan three-way merger

The board of one of England’s smallest trusts is expected to take the next steps towards a merger with two neighbours.

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Merger set to create region’s first mega trust

Two trusts have announced plans for a full merger creating a mega trust with a turnover of more than £1bn a year — the first in their region.

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CCG vows to address NHS’ ‘worst’ gender pay gap

A clinical commissioning group that pays men almost twice as much as women has said it will take steps to address its gender pay gap.

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Small trust may join group with neighbours

One of England’s smallest trusts is looking at joining a hospital group with its neighbours.

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Trust predicts 10pc deficit for at least next four years

One of England’s smallest trusts is facing a £7m annual deficit — roughly 10 per cent of its turnover — for at least the next four years, and is struggling to access sustainability funding.

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NHSE sets first targets to cut BME disciplinary cases

The first NHS targets for reducing the disproportionate share of black and minority ethnic staff being subject to disciplinary cases have been set by NHS England, which has also told trusts to reduce unnecessary disciplinary action overall.

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Sir David’s troubled trust rejects centre’s saving plan

One of the country’s most troubled hospital trusts, which is chaired by former NHS England chief executive Sir David Nicholson, has rejected regulators’ request for it to rein in its large deficit.

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Trust to close specialist children’s service

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.

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NHSI clears trusts to hire consultants as money worries worsen

NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy.