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  • Managing long term conditions

    HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Managing Long Term Conditions


    The Royal Wolverhampton Trust: Development of a Nurse-led Paracentesis and Infusion Service within a Gastroenterology Ward.

  • Four Black Country trusts aim to make efficiency savings within their pathology services.
    HSJ Local

    Trusts aim to create single management team for pathology services


    New management team could be in place by October 2017 Between £2m - £7m could be saved by running single pathology “hub” Last year’s Carter Review called on trusts to consolidate or outsource pathology services if benchmarks are unlikely to be achieved Four hospital trusts have set ...

  • Breast cancer radiology

    Flagship £690m cancer procurement abandoned over financial fears


    Staffordshire CCGs unable to award £687m cancer prime provider contract Privately led consortium unable to convince CCGs the contract was financially viable Decision follows the collapse of the UnitingCare Partnership contract in 2015 A controversial tender for cancer services in Staffordshire worth £687m has been ...

  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

    Dozen trusts named for second consultants turnaround scheme


    Regulators have named 12 more NHS trusts that will work with management consultants to improve their finances, as well as setting out a “fee structure” for paying the companies for the work.

  • Contract 3x2
    HSJ Local

    Region moves towards contracts to cover whole STP


    Clinical commissioning groups in the Black Country have set out a timeline to procure a single acute and single mental health contract across their sustainability and transformation plan area, HSJ has learned.

  • King's College Hospital, Golden Jubile Wing

    Analysis: The trusts posing the biggest risk to NHS's financial plan


    HSJ analysis shows which providers must deliver the biggest improvement in the final three months of 2016-17 If the average performance in the first nine months is projected across the whole year, the sector would report a deficit of £1.14bn, against the £580m control total ...

  • Breast cancer radiology
    HSJ Local

    Private providers back on course to land £1.2bn deal


    Staffordshire CCGs to press ahead with £1.2bn cancer and end of life care contracts No stand alone NHS provider is bidding for either contract due to be awarded within months NHS England review prompted by collapse of Cambridgeshire’s £750m UnitingCare contract A major £1.2bn procurement ...

  • Red pencil marking ticks in boxes

    CQC: Fraction of inspection ratings challenged


    Only 69 providers challenged final ratings awarded by the CQC from 10,840 inspections Three hospital trusts received changes in service ratings after review, but none had overall rating altered 51 primary medical services inspections were challenged, but only five have had ratings changed Only a ...

  • Office writing on form

    Providers and CCGs consider merging back-office


    STP looking at options to integrate non-clinical support services across providers and commissioners Potential for sustainability and transformation funding to be used to buy out private finance initiative Wolverhampton CCG to set up an MCP alongside existing PACS model Modality MCP to be established from April ...

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    Expert Briefing

    What's new in care models: Mobile apps and the vanguard


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

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    HSJ Local

    Trust to take over running of more GP practices


    The Royal Wolverhampton Trust is set to partner with two more GP practices, increasing the number involved in its vertical integration programme to five.

  • New Cross Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Updated: CQC upgrades trust's ratings following inspection appeal


    The Care Quality Commission has upgraded nine of its service ratings for The Royal Wolverhampton Trust following an appeal from the provider.

  • 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 ...

  • New Cross Hospital
    HSJ Local

    City leaders push for accountable care model covering 250,000 people


    A Midlands hospital trust is seeking to establish an accountable care model in partnership with its local metropolitan borough council and clinical commissioning group.

  • Value in Healthcare Awards trophy 2014

    HSJ Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled


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

  • New Cross Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Midlands trust's handling of whistleblower 'significantly flawed'


    WORKFORCE: A hospital trust’s handling of a whistleblower who raised concerns over the way mortality rates were recorded was “significantly flawed”, an independent review has found.

  • David Loughton
    HSJ Local

    Hospital trust to take over running of three GP practices


    The Royal Wolverhampton Trust will take on the running of three GP practices, covering 23,000 patients ‘Vertical integration’ project will see practices get additional staff The Royal Wolverhampton Trust will take over the running of three GP practices from April as part of a pilot scheme ...

  • Staffordshire Moorlands view from the Roaches
    HSJ Local

    Staffordshire CCGs anticipate 'virtual' merger


    Chief officer of three Staffordshire CCGs says they could streamline all functions except governing body meetings Andrew Donald says any CCG merger should be the result of “natural evolution” Large scale organisational development work underway STRUCTURE: The chief officer of a trio of clinical commissioning ...

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    Revealed: Trusts' estimated savings potential


    By using publicly available data, HSJ has been able to closely match the methodology used by Lord Carter to produce trusts’ headline “savings opportunity” figures. Here we list the least and most efficient trusts according to the headline measure, as well as data for all trusts.

  • Birmingham
    HSJ Local

    Winners of five Midlands commissioning support contracts named


    Seven CCGs across Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country award five contracts to two commissioning support units £54m deal includes business intelligence, medicines management, IT and “end to end” support services Arden and Greater East Midlands CSU and Midlands and Lancashire CSU will provide services from April ...