As an increasing number of hospitals appoint shared CEOs and chairs – and more large “groups” are created – we discuss the benefits and drawbacks to this new(ish) way of running things.
A joint chief executive has been appointed across three acute trusts in the East Midlands in the next stage of their “formal collaboration”.
A hospital trust has been served a warning notice over safety issues while its children’s and young people’s services have been rated “inadequate”.
Three Midlands hospital trusts with a combined turnover of more than £2bn are moving to share a single chair, who wants to drive further collaboration and partnership between them, HSJ can reveal.
An ambulance trust grappling with major cultural problems has appointed a substantive chief executive, who most recently has been on extended leave from his role leading two acute providers.
The joint chair of two hospital trusts is to step down, just weeks after the “group” named its third CEO in four months.
A hospital group has appointed its second interim chief executive since October, after the substantive CEO went on leave for health reasons.
The first NHS ambulance strike for 32 years appears not to have had any major impact so far.
National, system and trust leaders have told HSJ they fear for the safety of patients and the wellbeing of staff as the NHS experiences its first ambulance strike for 32 years.
Trusts trialling NHS England’s new A&E metrics reported worse average waiting times for admitted patients than those which stayed on the four-hour target, an HSJ analysis suggests.
The interim chief executive of a hospital ‘group’ in the Midlands is moving to a neighbouring trust, leaving the leadership of his current organisation uncertain.
A hospital group has named its chief digital information officer as interim chief executive, after its substantive CEO went on leave at short notice for personal reasons.
Patient safety campaigners have said ‘too many women’ are still not being offered a general anaesthetic for a diagnostic test because of staff shortages, leaving them in severe pain.
Police have dropped a case against a Midlands trust which was accused of manipulating its waiting lists.
Two district general hospitals are planning a major clinical reconfiguration and developing a “collective brand” which they hope could ease their staffing problems, their leaders have told HSJ.
Several large teaching hospitals are among those which saw the steepest declines in the proportion of staff who would recommend the care of their organisation, according to the NHS staff survey results.
Sixteen people are now chairing more than one NHS trust, but there is significant variation in how much they are paid for their extra roles, an HSJ analysis has found.
An acute trust with the ‘most cramped and limited emergency department in the UK’ has warned delaying promised capital funds will mean treating patients in unsuitable facilities until 2030.
A Care Quality Commission deputy chief inspector has been appointed hospital chief executive at an East Midlands trust.