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  • Steven Mason
    HSJ Local

    Council chief confirmed as CCG boss


    Northumberland County Council chief executive confirmed to take over as Northumberland CCG accountable officer Steven Mason will replace Alistair Blair, who is expected to chair a new accountable care organisation board Appointment was delayed because Mr Mason and NHS England needed to reach agreement A ...

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    HSJ Local

    Exclusive: Council chief takes over CCG as vanguard area moves to ACO


    Northumberland County Council chief executive to become accountable officer of Northumberland CCG HSJ understands Stephen Mason takes over at the CCG from chief clinical officer Alistair Blair from 1 December Mr Blair is expected to take up the role of independent chair of the accountable care organisation’s ...

  • North Tyneside general hospital
    HSJ Local

    'Outstanding' FT to close urgent care centres overnight


    Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust to reduce opening hours at three urgent care centres Wansbeck, Hexham and North Tyneside hours to go from 24/7 to 8am to midnight Trust says this will allow it to redeploy nurses to the busier Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital One ...

  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
    HSJ Local

    Exclusive: Hospital chain trust looking at primary care integration


    The Royal Free London Foundation Trust, which already runs a chain of hospitals across north London, is looking at models of integration between acute and primary care.

  • Hexham general hospital

    Regulator looking at buyouts of 'ridiculous' PFI schemes


    Jim Mackey says borrowing levels and profit margins within some PFI schemes are “absolutely ridiculous” Where buyouts are not possible, trusts are urged to manage their contracts more “robustly” Treasury unlikely to support a “blanket buyout” NHS regulators have established a working group that is ...

  • North Tyneside general hospital
    HSJ Local

    North East walk-in clinics to be replaced by urgent care centre


    North Tyneside CCG approves plans to replace three walk-in clinics and OOH service with single urgent care centre Governing body to begin procurement for site and provider of the new service Public consultation found preferred site was North Tyneside General Hospital, run by Northumbria Healthcare FT ...

  • The Christie

    Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust


    Each trust placed in one of four categories based on the level of support they require from NHS Improvement Trusts will be formally categorised next month as part of the regulator’s new “single oversight framework” Thirty-five out of 238 trusts will have “maximum autonomy” See every ...

  • David Williams
    Expert Briefing

    What’s new in care models: The NHS’s first accountable care organisation?


    Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View

  • The new Northumbria hospital

    Contract to be let for pioneering 'ACO'


    One of the first ‘ACO’ contracts to be let Foundation trust was the only provider to express an interest Due to begin in April next year A northern foundation trust will take control of a single budget for all local services except primary care from ...

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    HSJ Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled


    We have today revealed the shortlist for the 2016 HSJ Awards.

  • Salford Royal Foundation Trust

    Four trusts given power to lead hospital chains


    NHS Improvement grants four high performing trusts the power to lead groups or chains of hospitals The foundation group leaders will be able to head up buddying, partnerships and federations of hospitals or begin mergers and acquisitions The accreditation aims to give the four trusts the power ...

  • Surgery

    Wide variation found in emergency specialist surgery mortality rates


    Thirty day mortality rates for emergency bowel surgery vary between 20.7pc and 3.2pc at best and worst performing hospitals Quarter of hospitals do not admit high risk patients to critical care post-surgery in recommended timeframe Six per cent annual drop in most urgent patients reaching theatre within ...

  • Mike Bell
    HSJ Knowledge

    Dispatches from the frontline


    HSJ was joined by some leading experts to explore their progress towards creating new models of care

  • Hinchingbrooke Health and Care Trust

    Analysis: The 10 trusts with most improved patient experience


    HSJ analysis shows the trusts where patient experience improved in the most areas of the national inpatient experience survey year on year Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust came top of in list of most improved trusts Top two most improved trusts both in special measures HSJ ...

  • 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 “salvage” of ...

  • The new northumbria hospital at cramlington

    Analysis: How Northumbria is redesigning urgent care


    Mike Waites examines how Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital is transforming emergency care provision in the North East, but not without significant teething problems

  • Northumbria helicopter
    HSJ Local

    Innovator hospital slashes A&E admissions but ambulance delays surge


    New hospital achieves 14 per cent reduction in emergency admissions despite attendances rising Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital first of its kind in the NHS Changes to emergency care provision championed by Sir Bruce Keogh However, hospital also reports surge in ambulance handover delays ...

  • Simon Stevens

    Delayed care transfers to continue for years, Stevens warns


    NHS England chief executive tells MPs problems with care transfers unlikely to subside in the next few years Simon Stevens rejects NAO estimate that delayed transfers cost the NHS £820m Stevens: NHS takeovers of adult social care services will not work everywhere DH social care chief ...

  • Len Fenwick

    First teaching hospital rated outstanding


    Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals FT becomes first teaching hospital to be rated outstanding by the CQC Trust is second in the North East to be awarded the top rating, after Northumbria Healthcare was rated outstanding last month Newcastle is led by Sir Leonard Fenwick, the NHS’s longest ...

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    Daily Insight: I feel so broke, I want to go home


    HSJ’s round-up of the must read stories from Tuesday