• Jim Mackey

    NHS Improvement chief role 'not for the fainthearted', says job ad


    NHS Improvement has put out an advert to recruit a leader with the “resilience and strength of character” to take over as its chief executive when Jim Mackey leaves later this year.

  • Colchester Hospital

    Exclusive: Short tenure of 'inadequate' trust chiefs laid bare


    The chief executives of trusts rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission have been in post much longer than those rated inadequate – several of whom have stayed less than a year, HSJ analysis confirms.

  • North Tyneside general hospital
    HSJ Local

    Outstanding trust extends overnight urgent care closures


    Northumbria Healthcare extends overnight closure of its three urgent care centres for three more months The trust had said the opening hours of the centres would reduce from 24 to 16 hours over the winter period The trust has now extended the overnight closure until September A foundation ...

  • North Tyneside general hospital
    HSJ Local

    Top FT challenges CCG over 'unsafe' urgent care procurement


    Northumbria Healthcare FT launches legal challenge over urgent care centre procurement process Trust says the cost savings required by North Tyneside CCG during the procurement as “unsafe and unsustainable” for the service CCG says the challenge meant a new contract with the preferred provider could not be signed Commissioners ...

  • Carolyn regan

    Leaders speak their minds on commissioning


    A new report by NHS Providers quizzes a range of leaders on issues including the role of sustainability and transformation plans and accountable care systems.

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    HSJ Local

    Exclusive: Social care boss to lead vanguard CCG


    Northumberland CCG appoints interim accountable officer after sudden departure of Steven Mason last month Vanessa Bainbridge took up the role at the beginning of the month alongside her position as Northumberland County Council’s adult social care director The joint council-CCG role is intended to pave the way for creating ...

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    Five lessons in communications from the cyber attack


    Daniel Reynolds identifies ways in which vital messages from the NHS can better be delievered in the midst of emergencies

  • Hospital room

    The best and worst performing trusts on patient experience


    Of the five NHS trusts underperforming for overall patient experience, two are in CQC special measures Five trusts are outliers for poor experience of community support after hospital discharge Five NHS trusts have been identified by the Care Quality Commission as having significantly poor overall patient experience scores.

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    HSJ Local

    Joint CCG and council chief resigns with immediate effect


    Council chief who was also accountable officer of CCG resigns Northumberland County Council chief executive Steven Mason was appointed accountable officer at Northumberland CCG in January Council announces Mr Mason has stood down with immediate effect A council chief who also led a clinical commissioning group as part ...

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    Barts Health flagged reliance on XP ahead of cyber attack


    Barts Health still disrupted after cyber attack Trust reported concerns about high number of Windows XP computers days before the attack Other trusts hit hard by cyber-attack reveal vulnerabilities Barts Health Trust has revealed it was trying to upgrade “many” computers still running the outdated Windows XP ...

  • Southport and Formby district general hospital

    Two more trusts confirm sixth day of cancellations after cyber attack


    A further two trusts confirmed they will be cancelling appointments this morning, five days after they were infected in the unprecendented global cyber attack

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    Cyber attack disruption will drag into sixth day


    At least five trusts cancelled some appointments on Tuesday One said it was cancelling activity on Wednesday Many are still in the process of recovering IT systems Many of the trusts most severely disrupted by Friday’s cyber attack are expecting to resume most patient services on Wednesday, but ...

  • Barts Health NHS Trust

    Operations and services disrupted as cyber attack fallout persists


    Patients warned of further disruption and cancellations as group of large providers grapple with cyber attack fallout Jeremy Hunt says it is “encouraging” that there had not yet been a “second spike” of attacks Government’s COBRA committee meeting on Monday evening to discuss further action Several major ...

  • Malware

    Updated: 48 trusts hit by ransomware attack


    Multiple hospital trusts and other NHS organisations are suffering significant IT systems problems following a major ransomware attack.

  • HSJ Local

    Exclusive: NHS England 'told CCG to report £41m deficit as £5m'


    NHS England asked struggling CCG to under-report its deficit by more than £35m Northumberland CCG’s forecast deficit has grown from £5m to £41m A struggling clinical commissioning group at the heart of a pioneering new care model vanguard was asked by NHS England to under-report its ...

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    Expert Briefing

    What's New in Care Models: ACO hits a snag


    Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View. By integration reporter David Williams.

  • The new Northumbria hospital
    HSJ Local

    Revealed: Pioneering 'accountable care organisation' delayed


    Northumbria accountable care organisation vanguard’s go live date delayed Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust has repeatedly maintained the new care model will go live in April 2017 Board papers from Northumberland CCG reveal a “number of milestones” still need to be achieved No date given for when the ACO will ...

  • 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 council chief executive ...

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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 board ...

  • 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 of the country’s ...