The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Revealed: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan

NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.


Trusts' pathology merger could reduce staff by a third

Four trusts pursing a major pathology services merger in the West Midlands may reduce the number of staff working across them by more than a third, HSJ has learned.

New Cross Hospital

Fourth trust joins hospital alliance ahead of pathology merger

A major alliance of acute providers in the West Midlands is being expanded to include a fourth trust, HSJ has learned.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Exclusive: One in four hospital trusts routinely pay suppliers late

More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.

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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Providers chosen for first comprehensive MCP contract

Four trusts in partnership with GPs are on course to win a multibillion pound new care model contract.


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.

Four Black Country trusts aim to make efficiency savings within their pathology services.

Trusts aim to create single management team for pathology services

New management team could be in place by October 2017

Contract 3x2

Region moves towards contracts to cover whole STP

Clinical commissioning groups in the Black Country have set out a timeline to procure a single acute and single mental health contract across their sustainability and transformation plan area, HSJ has learned.

HSJ Value In Healthcare Awards

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.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Trust takes step to becoming 'fully digital'

The Dudley Group Foundation Trust has selected a new fully integrated IT system as part of its patient administration service in a bid to become a “fully digital” hospital.

money efficiency

Trust tells staff to stop overspending or risk losing STF money

Staff at a Midlands acute trust have been told to stop overspending as it is threatening the trust’s receipt of £10.5m of sustainability and transformation funding.


New chief executive for Midlands trust revealed

The Dudley Group Foundation Trust has appointed Diane Wake as its new chief executive.

Contract 3x2

Vanguard CCG tenders landmark new care model contract

Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group has become the first CCG to begin the procurement process for a multispecialty community provider.

Red pencil marking ticks in boxes

CQC: Fraction of inspection ratings challenged

Only a fraction of hospitals and primary care providers have asked the Care Quality Commission to review their ratings following an inspection, with just eight having a rating changed.


Exclusive: Trusts to create regional shared staff bank

Three trusts in the Midlands are working on plans to create a shared staff bank, HSJ can reveal.

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.

Paula Clark

Midlands trust reveals new chief executive

APPOINTMENT: The chief executive of a major West Midlands acute trust is to take on the top job at the University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust.


MCP plan poses 'significant risks to trust’s future', says chief executive

The chief executive of Dudley Group Foundation Trust has said Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group’s plans for a new multispecialty community provider contract “pose significant risks” to its future.

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Vanguard CCG to start procurement for multi-billion MCP contract

Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group has set out a timetable for the procurement of a multispecialty community provider contract worth £244m a year.