Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

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Ex-M&S boss to chair new £2.4bn hospital group


A newly formed “hospital group” has appointed a former Marks and Spencer director as its chair.

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40% of funding targeted at improving emergency care goes unspent


Fourty per cent of the £150m capital funding pot NHS England made available to incentivise urgent and emergency care improvements was not distributed, data shown to HSJ reveals.

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Trusts delay pay cut after doctors’ protest


A hospital group has agreed to delay cutting some locum rates for junior doctors by nearly a third after doctors cancelled shifts in protest this week.

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Pay cut sparks mass cancellation of medical shifts


Around 100 doctors have cancelled shifts after trusts cut locum rates by 30 per cent, according to the British Medical Association. 

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Trusts ‘unlock radical ambitions’ with move to same EPR


More than half of the acute trusts in a single region are set to move to the same electronic patient record system, a shift one of their CIOs described as a “serendipitous” opportunity for sharing staff and other resources.

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Hospital chief on long-term absence after ‘group’ move


The hospital chief executive which last month moved to shared leadership with a neighouring trust is on long-term absence, and may not be returning to the role, HSJ understands. 


HSJ Podcast: The rise and rise of the hospital group


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.


Joint CEO for trusts with £2bn turnover


A joint chief executive has been appointed across three acute trusts in the East Midlands in the next stage of their “formal collaboration”.

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Recovery Watch: The trusts slipping the most on PM’s pledge


Recovering services from the covid crisis is the big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by HSJ bureau chief and performance lead James Illman.

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New chair will ‘reset group model’ across three trusts


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.

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New CEO for trust where ‘bullying and harassment were normalised’


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.

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Trusts’ chair to leave amid CEO instability


The joint chair of two hospital trusts is to step down, just weeks after the “group” named its third CEO in four months.


Trust names 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.

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Trusts lose interim CEO three months into role


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.

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Trust group appoints interim CEO as chief takes leave


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.


Summer crisis deepens as trolley waits hit new high


Performance figures deteriorated to record lows this month as the unprecedented summer NHS crisis deepens, with trolley waits reaching a new high point and the waiting list growing to more than 6.7 million people.

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Hospital group’s ‘collective brand’ may help DGHs recruit, say chiefs


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.

More than a dozen trust chairs receive two salaries as shared leadership spreads


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.

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Leaked report reveals trust failings over ‘racially aggravated attack’


A hospital trust’s management has apologised, after being heavily criticised by an independent review for ‘letting down’ a staff member who reported suffering a racially aggravated attack while on duty.

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Consultant accused of ‘financial abuse of terminally ill patient’


A consultant has failed to get an injunction placed on a hospital trust investigating several allegations into his work, including that he improperly referred hospital patients to his private clinics.