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  • Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
    HSJ Local

    Major hospital shake-up delayed because reducing beds is 'unsafe'


    CCGs and acute trust halt plans to cut 171 beds Major reconfiguration of acute and critical care will now be phased in by autumn Dewsbury Hospital to retain 100 more beds than originally planned A major reconfiguration of critical care in Yorkshire has been delayed ...

  • Grantham Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Struggling A&E to remain shut overnight


    United Lincolnshire Hospitals extends Grantham A E overnight closure for at least three more months Trust insists it plans to fully reopen A E when “safe” to do so Independent Reconfiguration Panel due to announce if it will investigate trust’s decision The overnight closure of ...

  • Heart rate monitor
    HSJ Local

    Trust reconfigures specialist services ahead of GIRFT shake-up


    An acute trust has shifted vascular services nine miles as part of a £13.2m plan to establish a new cardiovascular institute in the East Midlands.

  • Dave west expert briefing

    Snap election means the big choices are ducked, for now


    What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable weekly insight for commissioners, by Dave West.

  • Sally_Morris
    HSJ Local

    New merger trust sets out five year savings plan


    New Essex mental health provider must deliver £43m of savings over next five years Essex Partnership University FT focusing on back office shake-up ahead of major service reconfiguration Trust has a £8.6m control total for 2017-18 Essex’s new mental health provider trust must deliver £43m ...

  • Cardiac surgery

    Exclusive: Delay to major national hospital reconfiguration


    NHS England extends consultation period for congenital heart disease review Public events planned for venues around the country next month have been cancelled Final decision could be pushed back until early next year A controversial decision on the future of congenital heart surgery across England ...

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    Top cardiac surgeon set to leave under-threat children’s heart unit


    Clinical lead for paediatric cardiac surgery set to leave hospital trust Trust already faces closure of its congenital heart disease services Trust says it will still have necessary surgical cover A trust whose children’s heart unit faces closure looks set to lose its clinical lead ...

  • Alex Whitfield
    HSJ Local

    Exclusive: New trust chief executive backs controversial hospital plan


    Building a critical treatment hospital remains “the most sensible solution” to ensure the sustainability of acute services in mid and north Hampshire, the region’s newest trust chief executive has said.

  • Queen's Hospital, Burton
    HSJ Local

    Foundation trusts could consider merger


    Two NHS trusts in the Midlands are working on proposals to work closer together, including a potential full merger, HSJ understands.

  • maplewood2 steps angled small
    HSJ Local

    Trust bosses criticise NHS England over hospital closure


    A mental health trust has criticised NHS England’s decision to press ahead with the full closure of a learning disabilities hospital in Lancashire.

  • Traffic lights
    HSJ Local

    Trust merger confirmed to go live next month


    South Essex Partnership University and North Essex Partnership University foundation trusts have had their long awaited merger approved.

  • Jeremy Hunt
    HSJ Local

    Hunt to have final say over flagship hospital reforms


    Health secretary will have final say over maternity reconfiguration proposed by success regime Cumbria CCG agreed changes to acute and community services last week County council has now referred the CCG’s decision over maternity services to Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt will have the final say ...

  • Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    STPs clash over possible 'repatriation' of services


    Frimley Helath FT says new cardiovascular arrangement risked "potentially breaking up an existing network of relationships” Trust expects to make its case against “repatriation” at Surrey Heartlands STP review Surrey Heartlands plan mentions devolution and plans to “re-patriate activity” Two sustainability and transformation plan areas ...

  • Walk in centre
    HSJ Local

    CCG decides minor injury units to be closed and replaced


    CCG governing body decides to close three minor injuries units and replace three others with urgent care centres East Riding of Yorkshire CCG also approved plans to create an integrated community and intensive rehabilitation centre The CCG will commission 15 “time to think” beds for the region, ...

  • reconfiguration_puzzle
    HSJ Local

    Merger trusts set course for 'significant' service changes


    Essex mental health trusts plan huge shake-up if merger goes ahead First year would focus on governance changes and back office cuts Trusts hope new clinical model could be in place in April 2018 Two Essex mental health trusts set to merge in April ...

  • Grantham Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Hunt wades into A&E closure row


    Health secretary orders review of Lincolnshire trust’s decision to close hospital A E overnight Independent reconfiguration panel will make initial assessment of whether full review is needed Trust says remains committed to fully reopening Grantham A E ‘but only when safe to do so’ Jeremy ...

  • Cambridge
    HSJ Local

    CCG rows back on service closures following local backlash


    Cambridgeshire minor injuries units reprieved following public outcry New model to be piloted in spring involves expanding units to take pressure off A Es Move comes despite leaked CCG paper last year saying closures represented “only realistic option” Three Cambridgeshire minor injuries units threatened with ...

  • Southend pier
    HSJ Local

    Success regime will not solve region's problems, warn senior medics


    Essex success regime proposals will not address workforce or sustainability problems, warn senior medics East of England Clinical Senate said a “bolder” plan and extended timescale is needed Success regime said it was “delighted” the senate agreed with its “direction of travel” Plans for a ...

  • surgery scissors

    NHS England admits staffing risks in heart surgery shake-up


    At least 900 surgeries to be relocated under CHD proposals, despite concerns over staffing at affected hospitals Three out of the 10 sites singled out for the “risks” they pose to patients NHS England review into PICU services accelerated as closure of some CHD services will impact ...

  • Sir David Dalton

    Dalton: Scrap national targets and merge CCGs to speed service change


    One of the NHS’s most influential chief executives has said it is taking too long to deliver the Five Year Forward View and has proposed a series of policy changes, including abolishing national access targets, to speed it up.