Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust

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Trusts battle to take over neighbouring provider

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.

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GPs oppose 'huge and unwieldy' STP plans

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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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Community Health Service Redesign

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Trust chair steps in to lead STP

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.

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NHS finances: The best and worst performing trusts in quarter three

HSJ analysis shows which trusts are performing best, and worst, against their financial plans in 2016-17.

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards shortlist revealed

The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.

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Analysis: Trusts 'on track' with finances forecast major deterioration

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.

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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More trusts considered for 'financial special measures'

Regulators have drawn up a list of more NHS providers to be considered for “financial special measures”.

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Roundtable: Making the most of technology

Doing technology well involves negotiating multiple hurdles, from sceptical boards to lack of national direction, heard HSJ’s latest roundtable panel

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HSJ Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled

We have today revealed the shortlist for the 2016 HSJ Awards.


£400m of uncertainty in financial forecast as trusts reject control totals

Seventeen trusts that have not agreed control totals with NHS Improvement are predicting a combined deficit of more than £400m for 2016-17.

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Revealed: The capital projects deferred in 'undignified scramble'

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.

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£270m Virgin Care contract delayed

COMMISSIONING: A £270m community services contract between Virgin Care and East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been delayed for a month.


Stoke-on-Trent CCG chair steps down

WORKFORCE: Prasad Rao is to step down as chair of Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Cottage hospital beds in North Staffordshire could be cut

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.


Cannock Chase CCG reports £2m in-year deficit

FINANCE: Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group has reported a deficit of £2.06m in the financial year to July, £12,000 lower than planned.

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Staffordshire transformation body appoints chair

WORKFORCE: The new body in Staffordshire created to draw up a region-wide transformation programme has appointed an ‘independent’ chair to oversee its work.

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New GP federation and trusts in collaboration talks

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.

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CCG will no longer tender for stroke care pathway

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.