Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for maternity care experience

Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.

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Hospital trusts accused of 'playground politics' over cancer services

Two West Midlands trusts have been accused by councillors of “playground politics” in their ongoing failure to agree on the delivery of cancer services.

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Revealed: Hospital trust and GPs sign deal in move towards ACS

A leading large scale primary care provider, which also runs a national vanguard site, has agreed to formally partner with its local acute trust.

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Carillion collapse: Trust chief 'optimistic' new builder will be found for £350m hospital

The chief executive of a trust building a new £350m hospital is “cautiously optimistic” that a new builder can be found soon to complete the construction after the liquidation of Carillion.

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Revealed: 14 trusts start contingency plans after Carillion collapse

Contingency plans are in operation across 14 NHS trusts after the collapse of construction and facilities management company Carillion.

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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.

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Winners of NHS contract disputes worth millions revealed

NHS England has released details of three arbitration cases between commissioners and trusts, which were arguing over millions in funding.

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Last minute talks fail to stop trust pulling doctors from neighbour hospitals

A major teaching trust is pulling its oncology consultants out of two neighbouring hospitals because of longstanding concerns about their “operational standards” – meaning the service will close this month.

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Competition regulator orders five trusts to release private data

The Competition and Markets Authority has threatened to take action against five NHS trusts after they failed to hit a deadline for publishing private patient data.

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Leading vanguard will not procure contract as it 'would take longer'

One of the most advanced national vanguard projects has decided to form a multispecialty community provider through an alliance agreement rather than go out to procurement as it “would take longer”.

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Exclusive: Trust to sell land to quango

A trust in the West Midlands has signed a deal to transfer its surplus land to the Homes and Communities Agency.

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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.

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Trust forced to delay opening of new PFI hospital

A trust in the West Midlands has pushed back the opening of its new hospital by six months following “engineering difficulty”.

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Managing Long Term Conditions

The Royal Wolverhampton Trust: Development of a Nurse-led Paracentesis and Infusion Service within a Gastroenterology Ward.

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

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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.

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Exclusive: Trusts get £187m incentive payments despite plans slipping

Forty NHS trusts set to miss their financial targets have received almost £200m from the national fund intended to reward trusts for good performance.

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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.

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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.

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HSJ Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled

We have today revealed the shortlist for the 2016 HSJ Awards.