Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

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70 trusts working with NHSI to boost workforce retention

Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.


High profile vanguard faces threat of industrial action

A vanguard project in Greater Manchester is facing a threat of industrial action by staff affected by the new care model.

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NHS leaders forced to scale back ACO plans

NHS leaders across Greater Manchester have had to scale back ambitions to hand new care model contracts to two new accountable care organisations, HSJ has learned.

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

A&E survey: Best and worst performing trusts revealed

Five trusts have been identified as offering a poor overall experience to patients in their accident and emergency departments, based on a new Care Quality Commission patient survey.

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Specialist emergency trust's A&E rated inadequate

One of Greater Manchester’s four ‘specialist’ emergency hospitals has had its urgent and emergency care services rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission.

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Savings targets set for new pathology hubs

A network of acute trusts in Greater Manchester has been set the biggest savings target in the country under NHS Improvement’s national pathology networking plan.

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Devo region generates extra £150m after 'very strong' financial performance

The Greater Manchester health economy delivered a “very strong” financial performance last year, generating £150m of investment funding for the region.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Patient Safety in Surgical Care

Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust: Improving outcomes after emergency surgical admission

Adrian belton

Leadership Q&A: Stockport Foundation Trust

Stockport Foundation Trust chair Adrian Belton explains why the chief executive role – currently being advertised by the organisation – is such an exciting opportunity for a leader of quality

Ann Barnes

Greater Manchester trust chief to retire

A hospital trust in Greater Manchester is preparing for leadership changes after its chief executive and chief nurse said they will retire at the end of the year, HSJ has learned.

Southampton General Hospital

Revealed: NHS England intervenes at 10 trusts over DTOC rates

Ten hospital trusts have been visited by a special NHS England team to “accelerate” initiatives dealing with delayed transfers of care, HSJ can reveal.

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Analysis: The trusts posing the biggest risk to NHS's financial plan

Hospital trusts with some of the largest back-loaded savings plans have insisted they can still meet their financial targets.

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How specialist nurses can bring services closer to home

Shrewd service redesign by specialist nurses can lead to greater efficiency for providers and better care for patients

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New scheme to plug A&E gaps with doctors from India

A new placement scheme has been designed to encourage doctors from India to work in Greater Manchester’s emergency departments, HSJ has learned.


Vanguard area plans to create new 'care trust'

Stockport Foundation Trust and the borough council are to create a new “care trust” to run the area’s multispecialty community provider contract.

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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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North by North West: Skilling up the dinner ladies

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

David Williams

What's new in care models: Is full integration impossible?

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Revealed: Trusts counting on back-loaded savings

Dozens of NHS providers will have to significantly improve their monthly “run-rates” in order to meet their financial targets for 2016-17, according to analysis by HSJ.