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HSJ Value Awards 2020: People & Organisational Development Initiative of the Year

The Cultural Ambassador programme was an opportunity to make a difference and challenge any unconscious bias and discrimination that may occur for those black, Asian and minority ethnic employees entering or during formal HR processes.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

CCG rejects medics’ plea to halt landmark procurement

A plea by hospital consultants for their local commissioners to delay the procurement of a landmark “integrated care provider” contract has been rejected, HSJ can confirm.

Wolverhampton

Coronavirus deaths cluster appears in the West Midlands

A second coronavirus spike appears to be emerging in the West Midlands, with one of the region’s trusts now reporting nine deaths from the illness.

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Director roles advertised for England’s first ‘integrated care provider’

Director roles for the NHS’ first integrated care provider have been advertised ahead of its launch later this year.

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Merger trusts appoint future CEO

Two mental health trusts which are set to merge next year have appointed their future chief executive.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Union asks Hancock to intervene over bullying claims

Concerns from “dozens” of consultants over their trust’s handling of bullying allegations have been escalated to the health and social care secretary by a medical union.

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Trust merger set back by NHS Improvement concerns

Plans to merge two mental health trusts in the West Midlands have suffered a set back after proposals were queried by NHS Improvement, HSJ can reveal

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Trusts fail to appoint shared chair ahead of merger

Two West Midlands trusts have failed to appoint a joint chair ahead of their merger next year.

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Just one trust has 50pc BME board share

Only one trust has as many black and minority ethnic board members as white, and 96 trusts say they have no BME board directors at all, new data has revealed.

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Many mental health trusts are too small, says top CEO

Many mental health trusts are too small and risk being “left on the side” in system integration plans, a leading chief executive has warned.

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Two trusts to unite after triple merger fails

Two mental health providers previously involved in failed plans for a triple merger have now decided to become one trust.

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Thousands of NHS staff use speak up guardians

More than 7,000 NHS staff raised concerns with a local freedom to speak up guardian according to the latest data.

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Trust director appointed as STP chair

A non-executive director for a West Midlands trust has been appointed as chair of his area’s sustainability and transformation partnership.

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Consultancies hired to 'accelerate' integration of four STPs

Two management consultancies have been commissioned to help four STPs in the West Midlands “accelerate” their integration plans, HSJ has learned.

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Exclusive: Three-trust merger plan dropped

A merger of three trusts has been dropped because it would have created a trust spanning two sustainability and transformation partnership areas, along with concerns over clinical and financial viability, HSJ can reveal.

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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.

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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.

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Merger of three trusts paused by NHS Improvement

A merger of three trusts in the West Midlands has been put on hold by NHS Improvement.

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Merger trust appoints new chief executive

The chief executive of an inadequate rated trust has been appointed to lead a neighbouring trust going through a merger.

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Revealed: Triple trust merger delayed

A merger between three West Midlands trusts to create one of the biggest community and mental health providers in the county has been delayed, HSJ can reveal.