An acute trust and a mental health provider in the West Midlands will compete to take over a neighbouring community trust after both were shortlisted as preferred bidders to run the struggling provider.
GPs in North Staffordshire have said they want to see a new multispecialty community provider set up for the region instead of the larger organisation covering the whole county outlined in its sustainability and transformation partnership.
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NHS England has appointed a community trust chair as interim leader for the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent sustainability and transformation partnership, following failure to recruit a permanent head since November.
HSJ analysis shows which trusts are performing best, and worst, against their financial plans in 2016-17.
The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.
A number of NHS trusts that were said to be on track with their financial plans midway through 2016-17 have actually produced forecasts suggesting significant deterioration.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Regulators have drawn up a list of more NHS providers to be considered for “financial special measures”.
Doing technology well involves negotiating multiple hurdles, from sceptical boards to lack of national direction, heard HSJ’s latest roundtable panel
Seventeen trusts that have not agreed control totals with NHS Improvement are predicting a combined deficit of more than £400m for 2016-17.
HSJ has obtained details of dozens of NHS capital schemes that were deferred from 2015-16, as part of a bid to stop the Department of Health breaching its budget.
COMMISSIONING: A £270m community services contract between Virgin Care and East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been delayed for a month.
WORKFORCE: Prasad Rao is to step down as chair of Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group.
ACUTE CARE: A three month consultation has been launched into the future of community hospital beds in North Staffordshire after wards were closed in 2014 amid concerns over staffing levels.
FINANCE: Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group has reported a deficit of £2.06m in the financial year to July, £12,000 lower than planned.
WORKFORCE: The new body in Staffordshire created to draw up a region-wide transformation programme has appointed an ‘independent’ chair to oversee its work.
STRUCTURE: A new GP federation covering North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent is in talks with local health bodies to examine proposals for more integrated working.
A North Staffordshire clinical commissioning group has said it does not intend to go out to tender for a prime provider to cover stroke care across its region.