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  • Dame Julie Moore
    HSJ Local

    Julie Moore intervenes over future of inadequate hospital

    2016-09-27T17:04:00Z

    Dame Julie Moore criticises Worcestershire Acute Hospital’s plans for the Alexandra Hospital UHB chief executive says her trust could have provided an “exciting and innovative” proposal for the hospital UHB experiencing pressure from increase in patients from Worcester, Redditch and Bromsgrove One of the country’s ...

  • Lung xray
    News

    NHS England targets 'long tail' of specialised provision

    2016-09-23T15:29:00Z

    Service reviews planned to cut “long tail” of providers doing small amounts of specialised work Prosthetics, spinal cord injury and paediatric burns services could be reconfigured in 2017-18 STPs must set out plans for collaborative commissioning with NHS England in cancer, mental health or learning disabilities NHS England ...

  • Dave west expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    The Commissioner: Christmas comes early for NHS leaders

    2016-09-16T07:00:00Z

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

  • Hinchingbrooke Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Exclusive: Hinchingbrooke names private partner for £150m building project

    2016-09-13T12:29:00Z

    Plan says “strategic estates partnership” could secure £5m of recurrent income by letting property and managing land use Trust is seeking approval from Treasury and NHS Improvement Strategic estates partnerships are being closely watched by ministers as means for delivering NHS capital project A district ...

  • David Smith
    News

    County CCG plans 'significant' hospital consolidation

    2016-09-12T12:45:00Z

    HSJ told Horton General Hospital is “not sustainable in its current form” Transformation plans looking at reducing the number of community hospitals and centralising inpatient care CCG savings taskforce looking at “all areas of spend” to generate funds to invest in service reconfiguration ...

  • Poole hospital
    News

    Bournemouth and Poole reopen talks on blocked merger

    2016-09-08T12:39:00Z

    Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital Foundation Trust reopen merger talks Previous attempt at merger blocked by competition authority in 2013 after landmark decision Trusts say merger needed to make planned acute reconfiguration in east Dorset work Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals ...

  • Dave west expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    The Commissioner: Shifting boundaries in England's big cities

    2016-09-08T10:00:00Z

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

  • Premature baby
    HSJ Local

    Oxfordshire hospital confirms maternity unit downgrade

    2016-09-01T10:51:00Z

    Doctor led maternity services will be suspended at Horton General Hospital from 1 October Oxford CCG is reviewing “long term future” of maternity services at Horton as part of STP John Radcliffe Hospital will remain as the only obstetric service in Oxfordshire STRUCTURE: Horton General ...

  • Dave west expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    The Commissioner: It's time to publish the STPs

    2016-08-26T12:17:00Z

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

  • law
    HSJ Local

    Trust to face legal challenge over A&E closure

    2016-08-24T11:39:00Z

    LEGAL: United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust could face a legal challenge against its decision to partially close the accident and emergency department at Grantham and District Hospital.

  • Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
    HSJ Local

    Southern Health services continue to be disbanded

    2016-08-23T10:57:00Z

    Hertfordshire Partnership University FT will take on some of Southern Health’s specialist learning disability services Contract covers people living in Buckinghamshire and will focus on community care Southern Health divested of services after recognising it could no longer offer the area a “safe and effective” service ...

  • Child in hospital
    News

    Failure to 'radically redesign' paediatric services fuels six year high vacancy rate

    2016-08-16T07:12:00Z

    Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health criticises NHS’s failure to reorganise services Vacancy rates for junior doctors in paediatrics have reached a six year high, according to workforce census RCPCH calls for increases in training posts including nurses and training for GPs Failure to ...

  • Milton Keynes Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Local A&E review scrapped in favour of STP

    2016-08-15T07:00:00Z

    Standalone review of A E services at Bedford and Milton Keynes hospitals merged into regional STP Decision made between NHS England and CCGs after draft STP submitted at end of June Bedford Hospital appeared unaware review was ending just two weeks prior to announcement ACUTE ...

  • Heart
    News

    Questions raised over NHS England's use of heart surgery research

    2016-08-12T07:00:00Z

    Author cited by NHS England has “no idea” where 125 operations per year figure came from How many operations a surgeon should do ”depends on the type of surgery”, academic says RCS backs NHS England recommendation NHS England’s congenital heart disease review acknowledged the 125 figure ...

  • Cardiac surgery
    News

    NHS England 'failed to follow due process' for heart surgery shake-up

    2016-08-12T07:00:00Z

    Leicester and the Royal Brompton trusts dispute reconfiguration process Trusts say recommendations from the Independent Reconfiguration Panel have been ignored Specialised commissioning director Jonathan Fielden defends NHS England’s approach Senior staff at the two congenital heart units threatened with closure by NHS England say the ...

  • Petrie dishes
    News

    NHS Improvement accused of 'dangerously short' pathology shake-up timetable

    2016-08-01T12:27:00Z

    NHS Improvement accused of setting “dangerously short” timescale for pathology restructuring plans Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine claims trusts being “railroaded into consolidation” Concerns raised about lack of clarity regarding Carter review efficiency target NHS Improvement has been accused of imposing a “dangerously ...

  • Bev Humphrey
    HSJ Local

    Provider chosen to take over unsustainable mental health trust

    2016-07-29T15:19:00Z

    Greater Manchester West Mental Health FT named as preferred acquirer of Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust Pennine Care Foundation Trust had also bid MMHSC admitted in 2014 was no longer sustainable as a standalone organisation NHS Improvement says there will be no changes to ...

  • Dave west expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    The Commissioner: After the reset; and heads and beds

    2016-07-28T11:57:00Z

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

  • Matthew_Kershaw
    HSJ Local

    Major South East hospital trust eyes reconfiguration

    2016-07-28T10:38:00Z

    Three emergency medicine sites in East Kent likely to move to two Seven stroke units likely to reduce to three Vascular services expected to be reconfigured from two sites STRUCTURE: Stroke, vascular and emergency medicine services in Kent and Medway are likely to see major ...

  • Macclesfield district general hospital
    HSJ Local

    North West trust 'not sustainable' in current form

    2016-07-22T07:00:00Z

    East Cheshire Trust board says organisation is not sustainable in its current form Trust reported a £24m deficit in 2015-16 and it cannot make required savings under payment by results tariff Trust is discussing with local commissioners the possibility of becoming an accountable care organisation ...