NHS North East

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Thirteen regions yet to agree pathology model

Thirteen out of 29 regions have yet to formally commit to new pathology models, the latest update has revealed, although senior chiefs have declared the major efficiency scheme remains on track.

Mental health trust of the year proves small is beautiful

One of the smallest provider organisations in the NHS has won the mental health provider category at this year’s awards.

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Leading trust CEO will switch to running ICS

The chief executive of a foundation trust has stepped down to take an expanded role with the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System.

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Trust forms company for its Drs in pensions tax workaround

A foundation trust has set up a company with a group of its consultants in a bid to work around the pensions crisis hitting the NHS, HSJ has learned.

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Troubleshooter CEO appointed at FT after sudden resignation

A foundation trust has appointed an interim CEO after its former chief executive announced her shock resignation in an email to staff.

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Large provider of 999 support enters administration

One of England’s largest providers of 999 support to the NHS has gone into administration, affecting several NHS trusts, HSJ has learned.

Siobhan McArdle

‘Life is just too short,’ resigning trust CEO tells staff

South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust’s chief executive has announced her resignation in a blistering email to trust staff, saying the personal cost of being an NHS CEO is too high and “life is just too short”.

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‘Inadequate’ mental health hospital placed into special measures

A mental health hospital has been placed into special measures by the Care Quality Commission after inspectors found more than 500 instances of restraint and dozens of unexplained serious incidents.

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CQC closes ‘inadequate’ children’s unit

An NHS children’s mental health unit has been closed down by the Care Quality Commission after being rated “inadequate” earlier this week.

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Cuts to tax relief likely to undermine NHS training drive

A government decision to cut tax relief for NHS staff on widening access to training schemes could have a ‘significant’ negative impact, HSJ has been warned.

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Revealed: The 20 capital projects promised by the PM

The government has unveiled a list of 20 new capital investment projects worth a total of £853m.

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Trust could borrow from local councils to fund reconfiguration bid

A foundation trust could use money borrowed from two local councils to fund multimillion pound reconfiguration plans.

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Twenty big NHS building projects that need Boris’ cash

With the new prime minister poised to announce NHS building projects, HSJ has identified 20 of the most significant hospital infrastructure schemes that require big injections of capital funding, often to address pressing problems with care quality.

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Three never events in one month spark probe

Investigations have been launched after three “never events” were recorded in one month at a north east acute trust.

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CCG regains financial independence after three years

Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group has regained full financial independence for the first time in nearly three years.

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Trust chair perplexed by CQC leadership criticism

The chair of an acute trust has been left feeling puzzled and questioning inspectors’ assessments after the Care Quality Commission criticised its leadership model.

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Five CCGs plan merger to cut running costs

Five clinical commissioning groups in the north east of England are considering mergers to cut running costs, HSJ has learned.

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Revealed: Acute trusts in talks over possible merger

Two acute trusts in the north east are exploring a possible merger as part of major changes to the region’s acute services, HSJ has learned.

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FT outsources more than 100 patients to private sector for chemotherapy

A foundation trust is outsourcing more than 100 patients to a private facility for chemotherapy.

Ian Renwick

Fired trust chief exec withdraws unfair dismissal claim

A sacked trust chief executive has withdrawn his unfair dismissal claim against his former employer.