Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Trusts drowning in debt

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Manchester

Revealed: Greater Manchester plans major hospital services shake-up

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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Trainee doctors raise safety concerns over 'double bleep carrying'

Serious safety concerns have been raised by junior doctors who have had to carry two on-call “bleeps” due to staffing shortages at a struggling acute trust.

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In full: Pathology network proposals

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.

Hospital beds

Royal college raises alarm over critical care beds shortage

The Royal College of Surgeons has warned there may be too few critical care beds in England to cope with demand.

Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS FT

Analysis by trust: Large majority provide less consultant access at weekends

The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.

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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.

Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle

Exclusive: Trust bailouts rise to £2.7bn as more rely on loans

NHS trusts were forced to draw down £2.7bn of emergency cash bailouts from the government last year – with two-thirds of hospital providers now relying on government loans to maintain payments to staff and suppliers.

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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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Chief exec leaves US-owned NHS procurement partnership

The chief executive of a large NHS procurement partnership, owned by the Hospital Corporation of America, has left the company, HSJ can reveal.

Busy hospital

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.

The Christie

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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HSJ Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled

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

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: A clear view on Greater Manchester

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

Steven Pleasant

Council chief executive to lead CCG after 'symbolic' appointment

LEADERSHIP: A council chief executive has taken over the leadership of a clinical commissioning group in Greater Manchester, following the creation of a single commissioning body.

Workforce

Trust chiefs hit back at claims of overspending on staff

Hospital chief executives who face having to find millions of pounds in extra savings have hit back at NHS Improvement’s claims they may have recruited too many staff.

Stockport

Landmark reconfiguration held up by capital funding squeeze

FINANCE: Health leaders in Greater Manchester have had to revisit the implementation plans for a landmark reconfiguration of hospital services, partly due to “significant risks” around capital funding.

Innovation and technology

Trusts look to Salford for electronic patient record system

TECHNOLOGY: Two more acute trusts in Greater Manchester are considering whether to implement the electronic patient record system used by Salford Royal Foundation Trust, HSJ has learned.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Mega-merger will create largest trust in England

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

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North by North West: Vanguard cuts for Cheshire and Wirral

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