Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

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.

Shortlist announced for Suffolk community services tender

COMMERCIAL: Nine organisations have been shortlisted for the £43m contract to run Suffolk’s community services, it has been announced.

HSJ reporter Simon Lewis

Concern over 'red risk' providers in East of England

A performance report from NHS East of England this month showed a mixed picture. While referrals are down in the region, activity for both elective and non-elective procedures is nearly 2 per cent higher than last year.