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  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

    NHS finances: The best and worst performing trusts in quarter three


    HSJ  analysis shows which trusts are performing best, and worst, against their financial plans in 2016-17.

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    HSJ Local

    'Inadequate' trust secures £40m support package


    Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust was rated inadequate last year and has severe problems in its maternity services Sir David Dalton said the additional funding would be “enough in the short term to get us on the right trajectory” There have been calls for the Department of Health ...

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    Exclusive: David Dalton warns social care crisis will 'compromise' patient care


    Sir David Dalton says A E crisis is caused by delayed transfers of care and a new social care funding model is “urgently required” Despite interest from new cabinet office team, Sir David says integrating health and social care funding will not solve crisis Financial and care ...

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    Expert Briefing

    London Eye: London - winning on A&E?


    Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

  • Walk in centre
    HSJ Local

    Walk-in centres closed in urgent care shake up


    Two walk-in centres in Bury are set to close as commissioners seek to redirect the resources into a wider urgent care plan.

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    HSJ Local

    New scheme to plug A&E gaps with doctors from India


    Scheme would see NHS trusts contribute £16,000 towards training costs for each recruit as well as paying salary Trusts have agreed to host 20 doctors this year but local leaders believe there is potential scheme to be significantly expanded A E departments under severe strain in recent ...

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    HSJ Knowledge

    HSJ's Best of 2016: awards and leadership lists


    Over Christmas and New Year, we are bringing you a round-up of some of HSJ’s highlights from 2016. Today we look at HSJ’s awards programmes and our lists of the most influential or promising people

  • Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
    HSJ Local

    Devo Manc leaders seek 'best deal' for trust turnaround


    No national funding has been given to the turnaround work at Pennine Acute Hospitals Similar turnaround efforts have received significant financial support from the Department of Health Leaders say “best deal possible” will be reached for 2017-18 Leaders in Greater Manchester have said they need ...

  • Lawrence dunhill expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    North by North West: 'Left to die alone'


    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

  • Alastair McLellan

    NHS funding is becoming a game of chicken


    Many in the NHS believe that a bailout is just one or two scandals away – it is a dangerous assumption

  • 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 ...

  • HSJ Local

    Children face 'heart breaking' delays for dental surgery


    Children forced to wait up to a year for tooth extractions under general anaesthetic More than 1,500 children on the waiting list across all providers in Greater Manchester Dealing with the problems escalated to NHS England Leaders in Greater Manchester have drawn up plans to ...

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    HSJ Local

    Leaders of CCG trio commit to merger by April


    CCG leaders in Manchester committed to merger in 2017 Formal arrangement to be struck with Manchester City Council Plans mirror the merger of city’s hospitals The leaders of the three clinical commissioning groups for Manchester have committed to a formal merger by April 2017, according ...

  • Lawrence dunhill expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    North by North West: A clear view on Greater Manchester


    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

  • Dr Gillian Fairfield
    HSJ Local

    Former Pennine Acute chief 'very sorry' for speed of turnaround


    Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust rated “inadequate” by the CQC following an inspection in February when Gillian Fairfield still led the trust It was also rated inadequate in the well led category, though the report noted staff were “very positive” about Dr Fairfield Dr Fairfield: “I am very ...

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    HSJ Local

    CQC confirms inadequate rating for Greater Manchester trust


    Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust has been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission Trust avoids going into special measures following appointment of Sir David Dalton as interim chief executive Serious concerns raised around safety and leadership PERFORMANCE: Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust has been rated inadequate ...

  • Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
    HSJ Local

    Major acute trust to be rated inadequate


    QUALITY: A large acute trust in Greater Manchester is set to be rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission, HSJ  understands.

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    HSJ Local

    Manchester to launch single 'out of hospital provider' in April


    Health leaders in Manchester will aim to create a single provider of out of hospital services by April 2017 Two major teaching trusts will also aim to merge by the same date The aim is for GPs to be “contractually linked” to the new non-acute provider ...

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    Ten trusts responsible for 20 per cent of A&E breaches


    Continued decline in A E performance − a priority area for the health service Ten trusts responsible for 20 per cent of target breaches Emergency care improvement programme team to be sent into a further 12 areas Ten hospital trusts clocked up 20 per cent ...

  • Stockport
    HSJ Local

    Landmark reconfiguration held up by capital funding squeeze


    Healthier Together reconfiguration delayed due to constraints on capital funding The project in Greater Manchester requires £35m-£61m of capital funding, but only £3m has so far been confirmed Local leaders revisit implementation plan to “send clear message that commissioners are committed” FINANCE: Health leaders in ...