Merging hospital trusts could increase mortality rates by up to 550 per cent and cause patient harm incidents to almost triple, new analysis by the Competition and Markets Authority has suggested.
Health chiefs in Dorset have “confidence” in their plans to reconfigure acute services in the county despite two local authorities asking for a review by health secretary Matt Hancock, they have said.
The longest serving chief executive of an acute trust has announced he will step down ahead of a proposed merger of his organisation with a neighbour trust.
Plans to reconfigure acute services and merge two NHS trusts have been boosted after a judicial review was dismissed by a High Court judge.
Chief executive interview: Tony Spotswood, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals Foundation Trust
This is the latest in a series of interviews with provider chief executives, which are available exclusively to HSJ Membership subscribers. Each month in 2018 a member of the HSJ expert team will conduct a challenging, candid and in-depth interview with a provider trust boss.
Pathologists in one of England’s most advanced health economies have launched a procurement for a common IT system across laboratories at up to eight NHS trusts.
Plans to split two hospitals into emergency and elective care centres as part of a £147m reconfiguration are being held up by a judicial review, which could delay a long awaited trust merger.
A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.
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.
Local NHS leaders have amended the estimated finish date of a long awaited merger in the South West, which they say will make it easier to achieve major service reconfiguration.
The team initiated a culture change programme to improve the working environment for staff, empowering them to provide compassionate and high quality care for patients.
A long awaited merger between two foundation trusts in a leading accountable care system could be completed within a year.
Commissioners have given the green light to an overhaul of NHS services in an accountable care system that will see two acute hospitals split into emergency and elective centres.
Chief executives of NHS providers are staying in the post for longer than they were three years ago, analysis by HSJ indicates.
A finance director has left his trust after 18 years to join a local clinical commissioning group with a budget of more than £1bn.
Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust: Bradford Virtual Ward
Two foundation trusts whose merger was blocked by competition regulators in a landmark decision are planning to ask for restrictions to be removed or revised.
Dorset will become one of the first areas to deploy an STP-wide shared care record, after signing a deal with Orion Healthcare.
Just three hospital trusts have hit their lowered targets for accident and emergency performance, the latest data reveals.