Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust


Leak reveals ‘40 new hospitals’ cash must cover rising costs of existing schemes

Spiralling costs at delayed NHS construction projects will reduce available funding for new “hospitals” promised by the government, HSJ has learned.


Doctors say NHS England ‘unfair’ in decision to remove surgery from some hospitals

Serious concerns have been raised about an ‘unfair’ tender process which will lead to specialist surgery being withdrawn from multiple hospitals.


Neighbouring acute trusts work to dampen ‘rivalry’

Two major trusts which are widely perceived to have an intense local rivalry have been making efforts to improve their relations, according to the chair of one of the providers.

Owen Williams

Hospital group appoints CEO

A large hospital group in Greater Manchester has appointed a new chief executive with a background in business and local government.


‘Secretive’ safety findings set to be revealed direct to CQC

The Care Quality Commission may in future be notified when ‘secretive’ external reviews have looked at patient safety issues within trusts.

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Landmark reconfiguration that promised to save 300 lives a year ‘quietly dropped’

One of the highest profile NHS reconfigurations of the last decade — that pledged to save 300 lives per year — has been “quietly dropped”, HSJ has learned.

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Making the most of community services

Raj Jain, who is chief executive of Northern Care Alliance (Salford Royal Foundation Trust and Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust), discussed the interconnectedness between the community and acute services his organisation provides – and how the pandemic has further influenced this.


CEO of major hospital group announces departure

The chief executive of a major hospital group in Greater Manchester has announced his retirement after two years in the role.


Greensill-owned NHS pay-advance firm goes into administration

An NHS agency has stepped in, as a company owned by collapsed finance firm Greensill that offered pay advances to more than 10,000 NHS staff has also gone into administration.

Patricia Miller

‘Deeply disappointed’ minority ethnic leaders demand NHSE ensure diversity in top ICS roles

A group of senior leaders from minority ethnic backgrounds have expressed a ‘deep sense of disappointment’ at the lack of progress being made to address racial inequalities in the NHS.

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North by North West: A Greater big dog's dinner

Tensions have been building in Greater Manchester around the extent to which it should try to diverge from the “integrated care system” model which is being prescribed nationally.


Five trusts still have a fifth of beds filled by covid patients

Five hospital trusts still have at least a fifth of their general and acute beds occupied by covid patients, HSJ analysis suggests.


Exclusive: Reviews of hospital-acquired covid deaths as ‘basic’ breaches found

Senior doctors are leading a programme of work to review deaths caused by hospital-acquired covid in the North West, which has had disproportionately high rates of nosocomial infections over the last three months.

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Exclusive: New surge in Manchester covid patients amid lockdown row

Greater Manchester’s hospitals have seen a new surge in beds occupied by patients with coronavirus in the last 24 hours, HSJ understands.

Andy Burnham

Leadership shake-up resolves ‘fractious situations’

The devolution structures in Greater Manchester will be reviewed and redesigned as it looks to move on from some of the ‘unrealistic expectations’ of the project’s launch, says the region’s mayor.

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North by North West: ‘Whatever we think the NHS needs’

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England. Contact me in confidence here.

David Dalton

Webinar: How can the NHS best support staff wellbeing during the covid-19 pandemic and beyond?

The former chief executive of Salford Royal Foundation Trust spoke at an HSJ webinar on maintaining NHS staff wellbeing during the covid-19 pandemic and beyond.


Hospital group chief: NHS needs to limit referrals to deal with ‘wicked’ covid problems

NHS trusts face a “wicked problem” in restoring services in the coming months, and more patients will have to be treated with pain management and other alternatives to hospital-based care, says the leader of four hospitals in the north of England.


Hundreds of women left ‘distressed’ by diagnostic test

Hundreds of women have said they’ve undergone “distressing” diagnostic tests at NHS hospitals which were not carried out in line with recommended practice, according to information shared with HSJ.