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The chief executive of a council in Greater Manchester is set to take over the leadership of the local clinical commissioning group, HSJ has learned.
The NHS should stop spending money on management consultants and instead pay well performing trusts to help turnaround troubled organisations, Sir David Dalton has told HSJ.
NHS Improvement boss Ian Dalton says there is a “slight crisis” in leadership across the health service, and there “needs to be a difference between being a football manager and being a chief executive”.
Senior NHS leaders have welcomed a debate on emergency targets but warned scrapping the four hour standard completely could be “too dangerous”.
The chief executive of a “vanguard” hospital group has been replaced as accountable officer at one of its member trusts.
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Twenty NHS providers accounted for almost £600m of deterioration against the trust sector’s financial plans in 2017-18.
New plans to reconfigure more than two-thirds of acute services across Greater Manchester are expected to be outlined later this year, the leader of its devolution team has said.
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Sir David Dalton says a troubled hospital trust in Greater Manchester has made “incredible” improvements, despite receiving only a “fraction” of the financial support offered to struggling trusts in the south east.
HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.
Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.
The spread of specialised services across English hospital trusts has remained relatively unchanged over the last four years, despite a consensus that greater consolidation is needed in some areas.