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  • North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

    Success regime region faces major services shake-up


    One of the success regimes to turnaround troubled health economies has proposed a major overhaul in the way healthcare is delivered across its patch, including significant changes to emergency, community and maternity services.

  • Richmond house

    Exclusive: Trust bailouts reach almost £2bn


    Trust bailouts reach almost £2bn in 2015-16, up from £1.2bn the previous year Payments necessary to maintain the day to day running of hospitals and to pay staff or creditors London trust says there is “no realistic prospect” of repaying its loan without further support Explore ...

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    Expert Briefing

    North by North West: Muddling through a legal tangle


    Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

  • morecambe bay lancashire

    Vanguard CCGs say Health Act prevents 'accountable care' plan


    CCGs warn current legislation will prevent rapid implementation of some new care models Lancashire North and Cumbria are involved in ongoing work to set up two ACS systems, but say commissioner roles cannot be transferred to a provider Restrictions have prompted proposals for a

  • Len Fenwick

    Fenwick fears running a chain would take his 'eye off the ball'


    Sir Leonard Fenwick worried that hospital chain would mean taking his “eye of the ball” of Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust Longest serving NHS chief executive attributes outstanding rating to “good relationship with staff” Newcastle being “brought back into the fold” to help with

  • Lawrence dunhill expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    North by North West: Vanguard cuts for Cheshire and Wirral


    Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

  • Lawrence dunhill expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    North by North West: The bitter smell of success


    Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

  • Wansbeck general hospital

    Northumbria chief: NHS leaders should 'grasp the nettle' on reconfiguration


    Chief executive of outstanding rated trust says NHS leaders should “grasp the nettle” when it comes to reconfiguration David Evans: “Continuity” of Northumbria’s leadership key to CQC rating Says Jim Mackey “hugely” contributed to the success of the trust The chief executive of Northumbria

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    Mapped: The financial health of every STP area


    Some of the 44 new health systems for England could be in such deep financial trouble that they will struggle to plan their way out of deficit, according to policy experts.

  • Cumbria lake windermere

    Success regime plans to 'cement' links between trusts


    North Cumbria proposals include a formal management link between trusts and Newcastle FT to run some clinical services Other ideas include: a new academic centre for rural health and care to attract clinical staff A “clinical task force” to address urgent staffing gaps and develop new care ...

  • Child in A&E

    Thirty worst A&E trusts called to London summit


    NHS Improvement chief raised concerns over “organisations who consistently deliver very low levels of performance” January was “a very difficult month” for A E departments, Jim Mackey said Trusts “left in no doubt whatsoever that there needs to be a sustained improvement” The 30 worst ...

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    HSJ Local

    CCG chief moves to trust nursing director role


    APPOINTMENT: The chief officer of a financially struggling clinical commissioning group is to become interim nursing and midwifery director at North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust.

  • Angel of the North

    North of England: Staff survey best and worst performers


    Analysis of the best and worst performers in the North of England region on key measures in the NHS staff survey 2015 , released today.

  • Len Fenwick
    HSJ Local

    Newcastle FT to take over some North Cumbria services


    Newcastle FT will run some children’s services in north Cumbria Partnership set to be extended with cancer services considered a likely focus North Cumbria grappling with unsafe and unsustainable services, and senior leadership turnover North Cumbria University Hospitals in special measures and

  • Jim Mackey

    Mackey: Success regime not working fast enough


    Jim Mackey criticises pace of success regime programmes NHS Improvement board notes “short window” for statutory consultations around service change Chief executive stresses these are “once and for all” changes The chief executive of NHS Improvement has criticised the speed with which the success

  • University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust

    Trusts ask Monitor for tariff hike


    Monitor has received 16 requests for tariff hikes since April 2014 Morecambe Bay has secured modified prices which should result in extra £25m per year Worcestershire Acute Trust withdrew application for “further engagement” with commissioners At least eight NHS trusts have sought to boost their ...

  • Stephen Eames
    HSJ Local

    Mid Yorks Trust chief executive joins North Cumbria


    Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust chief executive Stephen Eames is to take on the same post at the troubled North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust, in addition to his current role.

  • Lord Carter

    Exclusive: Carter savings estimates based on discredited data


    Concern over initial savings figures produced by Lord Carter’s review of NHS effciency, which are solely based on the contentious reference costs collection HSJ has used reference costs to produce savings estimates which are broadly in line with those issued to trusts. Scroll to the bottom of this ...

  • Calculator

    Revealed: Trusts' estimated savings potential


    By using publicly available data, HSJ has been able to closely match the methodology used by Lord Carter to produce trusts’ headline “savings opportunity” figures. Here we list the least and most efficient trusts according to the headline measure, as well as data for all trusts.

  • Street light maintenance

    Trusts ‘make do and mend’ as capital investment squeeze hits estates repairs


    “High risk” maintenance problems up 30pc year on year, as capital investments falls Estates director warns “make do and mend” approach to maintenance will impact safety Imperial College Healthcare would have to spend £39m to deal with high risk backlog NHS providers face costs of ...