A major reconfiguration plan for services in north west London has been rebuffed by the centre for the second time.
A former clinical director has lost his employment tribunal case after a judge ruled he quit his trust over the impact a reconfiguration would have had on his private work, not over patient safety.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
There was a “gap” in commissioners’ assurance process for an urgent care contract with Care UK and the provider’s staffing model was flawed, a review has found.
Papers released by the Department of Health show trusts have borrowed hundreds of millions of pounds to pay suppliers, make redundancies and increase bed capacity.
The overall picture shows some economies excelled, others struggled
STRUCTURE: The maternity unit at Ealing Hospital Trust will close “as soon as possible” following agreement by local commissioners.
Staff must feel emotionally committed to the change
STRUCTURE: Two trusts in North West London have merged to form London North West Healthcare Trust.
WORKFORCE: Two major appointments have been made at the troubled University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust.
Judges said: This demonstrated excellent patient safety and clinical outcomes while contributing to organisational efficiency. The presentation was strong, clearly demonstrating patient safety and efficiency benefits.
STRUCTURE: Commissioners have raised concerns that an imminently expected merger between Ealing Hospital Trust and North West London Hospitals Trust will not produce an organisation financially strong enough to attain foundation status.
Four clinical commissioning groups are among the top 10 Best Places to Work in healthcare
FINANCE: A proposed merger between Ealing Hospital Trust and North West London Hospitals Trust has been delayed by three months at a cost of £3m.
FINANCE: Ealing Hospital Trust is reporting a £1.5m deficit for this financial year to date.
HSJ analysis of the 53 trusts due to receive a share of the Department of Health’s £250m winter pressure fund shows many are prioritising improvements to the care of the frail elderly.
Jeremy Hunt has accepted the recommendations of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel to give a green light to a major reconfiguration of accident and emergency services in north west London.