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Poole hospital

Long awaited merger pushed to April 2019

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.

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HSJ Awards 2017: Staff Engagement

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.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Previously blocked trust merger could be complete in a year

A long awaited merger between two foundation trusts in a leading accountable care system could be completed within a year.

Poole hospital

A&E to be downgraded in major overhaul of hospital services

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.

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Trust chiefs staying a little longer in post - but 'need more support'

Chief executives of NHS providers are staying in the post for longer than they were three years ago, analysis by HSJ indicates.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Finance director in leading 'ACS' switches from trust to CCG

A finance director has left his trust after 18 years to join a local clinical commissioning group with a budget of more than £1bn.

Improving value in the care of frail older patients

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Improving Value in the Care of Frail Older Patients

Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust: Bradford Virtual Ward

Acute services in Dorset are set to change following a review of clinical services.

Leading 'ACS' to ask competition regulator to overturn restrictions

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 County Hospital

Whole STP buys shared care record in likely first

Dorset will become one of the first areas to deploy an STP-wide shared care record, after signing a deal with Orion Healthcare.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Revealed: Only three trusts hit 'reset' A&E targets

Just three hospital trusts have hit their lowered targets for accident and emergency performance, the latest data reveals.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital

First consultation begins on STP proposals

The first formal consultation has begun on major service changes proposals put forward in a sustainability and transformation plan.

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EU staff honoured at HSJ Awards

Six people have been honoured with a special HSJ Award for NHS staff from the EU.

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EU contribution to NHS highlighted by Awards shortlist

The shortlist for HSJ’s special award celebrating the contribution to the NHS by staff from elsewhere in the EU has been announced.

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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.

Poole hospital

Bournemouth and Poole reopen talks on blocked merger

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital FT have reopened merger talks less than three years after agreeing they would not attempt to merge again for a decade.

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Deep South: White smoke from Dorset

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Bournemouth is CCG's preferred choice for emergency centre

STRUCTURE: Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals Foundation Trust has been chosen over Poole FT to be the “major emergency hospital” in east Dorset.

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Deep South: Goodbye, hello to Angela Pedder

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

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Revealed: Trusts' estimated savings potential

By using publicly available data, HSJ has been able to closely match the methodology used by Lord Carter to produce trusts’ headline “savings opportunity” figures. Here we list the least and most efficient trusts according to the headline measure, as well as data for all trusts.