Leaders in the north east are drawing up plans to shake up emergency and elective care services as part of a second wave of hospital reconfiguration due for consultation next year.
Leaders of two acute hospital trusts have agreed to go ahead with plans to merge into one organisation.
Health leaders in the North East have warned councillors of the “significant risk” to protecting patient safety if they seek to block a reconfiguration of “vulnerable” acute services.
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.
Commissioners in the North East have approved plans to shift a range of hospital based services from South Tyneside to Sunderland.
NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.
The majority of NHS hospital trusts have failed to hit the three key efficiency targets set out in the Carter review on time, HSJ research has found.
A financial turnaround project where management consultants are sent to work with NHS trusts has been shelved by NHS Improvement, HSJ has learned.
A pair of acute foundation trusts are exploring the possibility of merging into a single provider.
NHS trusts must reduce their combined monthly deficit to £107m to meet the official forecast figures in the second half of 2017-18, after recording a monthly deficit of almost £300m in the first half of the year.
More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.
The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.
The amount spent on redundancy payments by foundation trusts has fallen significantly over the past three financial years, HSJ analysis reveals.
The government will distribute £181m to a second wave of digital trusts, the health secretary is expected to announce tomorrow.
Hospital based stroke, maternity, gynaecology and paediatric services could be shifted from South Tyneside to Sunderland as part of a major overhaul in services.
Five NHS trusts have been identified by the Care Quality Commission as having significantly poor overall patient experience scores.
A hospital trust has topped the staff sickness absence rate table for the fourth year in a row, HSJ analysis reveals.
A leading vanguard project is planning to draw up a £340m contract to get a single provider to run its new care model by April 2018, HSJ can reveal.
Almost 70 per cent of NHS trusts have seen a rise in E coli infections in the 12 months up to to January 2017, raising questions over their ability to meet the government’s target to cut rates by 50 per cent in three years.
NHS staff feel senior managers do not involve them enough in decision making, according to the latest staff survey results, released this morning.