Royal Wolverhampton Trust has become the first provider to sign a deal with Babylon Health for citywide coverage of a new covid-19 app, HSJ has learned.
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.
Babylon has announced major plans to partner with a Midlands trust and launch “digital-first integrated care” across the region.
A commissioner’s elective lead has raised concerns about the distance cardiology patients face travelling for treatment.
A hospital trust will divert A&E attendees to a neighbouring organisation after its board signed off a temporary closure of its own unit at night.
The sustainability and transformation partnership leader for the Black Country and west Birmingham is stepping down.
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The board of a hospital trust in the West Midlands has agreed to reduce the numbers of registered nurses on its wards replacing them with nursing associates.
Another trust in the West Midlands has raised concerns over under pressure neurology services with hundreds of people waiting for an appointment.
A trust’s stroke services deemed “unsustainable” by commissioners are set to be taken over by a neighbouring provider.
A major £1.2bn procurement for cancer and end of life care which was “paused” because of the collapse of another similar large contract involving the same lead advisers has finally been given the go ahead by NHS England.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View. By integration reporter David Williams.
WORKFORCE: A hospital trust’s handling of a whistleblower who raised concerns over the way mortality rates were recorded was “significantly flawed”, an independent review has found.
This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.
Fourteen of the twenty chief executive signatories to David Dalton’s letter to Jeremy Hunt on the junior doctor contract have told HSJ that they do not support imposition of the contract.
CCG ratings dominated the headlines after Jeremy Hunt’s HSJ annual lecture – but experts who convened to discuss its implications were far more interested in his vision of powerful patients, reports Claire Read
REGULATION: A West Midlands acute trust is appealing against the ‘proportionality’ of its recent Care Quality Commission inspection, HSJ has been told.