Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

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ICS freed from ‘intensive’ central oversight for first time


Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System has been lifted out of the lowest category of NHS England’s performance management regime.

Prof Lesley Dwyer

Australian CEO returns to lead challenged trust


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed former Medway FT boss Lesley Dwyer as chief executive, HSJ has learned.

Professor Steve Barnett

Chair leaves trust ahead of ‘positive’ CQC report


The chair of an ‘inadequate’ rated hospital trust – said to have made improvements now being recognised by regulators – is moving to another provider in the region.

Caroline Shaw

Special measures trust appoints new chief


Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust has appointed a senior Nottingham University Hospital Trust board member as its new chief executive.

Norfolk Broads

CCGs appoint new joint chief


North Norfolk and South Norfolk clinical commissioning groups have appointed a new chief officer, the CCGs have announced.

Patricia Hewitt

Exclusive: Former health secretary 'excited' to bring India lessons to NHS


Former health secretary Patricia Hewitt has pledged to use her experience of working with the Indian healthcare system to help develop the Norfolk and Waveney STP.

The Christie

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.

Wendy Thompson

Council leader chosen to head up STP


A fourth senior council figure has been appointed to lead one of the 44 sustainability and transformation plans.

Midlands trust chief executive to retire


WORKFORCE: The chief executive of Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust has announced she will retire later this year.

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust chief executive standing down


WORKFORCE: Aidan Thomas, the chief executive officer of Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, is to stand down from July 1.

Norfolk and Suffolk FT wins £17m contract


COMMERCIAL: Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has been awarded a £17.7m contract to run the Suffolk Wellbeing Service (SWS) aimed at helping patients manage stress, anxiety and depression.

Only one out of six bidders for 111 service met criteria


PERFORMANCE:  Only one out of six bidders to provide a 111 call handling service and improved medical out-of-hours services for Norfolk met all the criteria.

Serco is preferred bidder to take over Suffolk community services


Private sector outsourcing giant Serco has been selected as preferred bidder to take over nearly all NHS community services in Suffolk in a deal worth £140m to the company over three years.

East Anglian LD units to trial staff uniform


WORKFORCE: Staff at two small units run by Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust are to wear  a uniform of blue polo shirts for a trail period.

Chair of Norfolk mental health trust reappointed


WORKFORCE: Maggie Wheeler has been reappointed chair of Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust after accepting an extension to continue her role.

HSJ reporter Simon Lewis

DH ruling puts paid to rotating chairs in the East


The South Essex primary care trust cluster is planning to make £300m of savings in the next four years, so it probably does not want to be playing musical chairs with its board.

Suffolk addresses report concerns


PERFORMANCE: Suffolk Mental Health Partnership is addressing the concerns of a highly critical report published in May, the trust has claimed.

New inpatient unit to open at Suffolk MH trust


COMMERCIAL: A new inpatient mental health facility is due to open at Suffolk Mental Health Trust next week.

David Bennett

Bennett warns against 'second guessing' merger rulings


Trusts involved in mergers should not “second guess” Monitor’s decisions or they risk having to “unwind” arrangements at taxpayers’ expense, the regulator’s boss has warned.

Monitor sanctions mental health merger


STRUCTURE: Monitor will allow a mental health trust in the East of England to be taken over despite a Cooperation and Competition Panel ruling against the acquisition.