Structure

The latest on changes in structure from HSJ Local

Ed Garratt June 2019

ICS appoints CCG chief as new lead

Suffolk and North East Essex shadow integrated care system has appointed senior local commissioning leader Ed Garratt as its executive lead.

Sarah boulton

Struggling trust’s chair stands down

East of England Ambulance Service Trust chair Sarah Boulton will step down later this month after five years in the role, the trust has announced.

primary care

Trust in talks over running five GP practices

An acute trust in the north west is in talks over running several GP practices on its patch, HSJ has learned.

Norfolk Broads

Single commissioning chief for all of troubled health economy

Norfolk and Waveney’s five clinical commissioning groups have appointed a joint chief officer and finance officer across the hugely challenged health economy.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Experienced chair moves to special measures trust

Inadequate-rated Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed an experienced chair

Manchester

'Watered down' Devo Manc gets regional line manager

The leader of Greater Manchester’s health and care devolution project will report to the regulators’ new regional director for the North West, in what some see as another dilution of the region’s relative autonomy.

Southend pier

Three trust mega-merger delayed by a year

The planned merger of three Essex hospital trusts has been pushed back a year, board papers published this month have revealed.

Roland Sinker more white space

Chief targets 2023 to open region's first children’s hospital

A region’s first specialist children’s hospital – combining physical and mental health services – may be opened in 2023 now the government has approved up to £100m for the long-planned project, the lead chief executive has told HSJ.

Jon Green

Special measures trust chief steps down

The chief executive of a special measures trust has stepped down just weeks after its chair departed.

Dorothy Hosein

Challenged trust lines up interim chief

East of England Ambulance Service Trust has lined up an interim chief executive following the resignation of Robert Morton last month, HSJ understands.

EDWARD LIBBEY a

Trust chair departs and says leadership change is ‘right thing’

The chair of a trust recently put back into special measures has announced his resignation, adding “a change in board leadership” was needed to address the “significant cultural change” required for a turnaround.

Ambulance

External review praises embattled trust's leadership after CQC criticism of bosses

An external review of the East of England Ambulance Services Trust’s leadership concluded bosses showed “cohesive leadership” and had a “clear vision” just weeks after the Care Quality Commission raised concerns about how well led it was.

Luton borders

CCGs appoint new chief officer

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Groups have appointed a new joint accountable officer, a key appointment as it bids to move towards an integrated care system model.

Norfolk Broads

CCGs appoint new joint chief

North Norfolk and South Norfolk clinical commissioning groups have appointed a new chief officer, the CCGs have announced.

Cambridge

Troubled STP appoints trust chief to lead role

A Shelford Group trust chief executive has been appointed interim lead of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, HSJ has learned.

Nick Hulme

Hospitals merger goes live

Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust and Ipswich Hospital Trust have completed their merger to create East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust.

Peterborough_City_Hospital

Senior chief of major acute trust to retire

North West Anglia Foundation Trust chief executive Stephen Graves is to retire, with interviews for his replacement taking place this week.

02 a15 f26crop

Trust considers centralising elective activity ahead of winter

East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust is considering centralising its elective orthopaedic services to help it better cope with next winter.

B2CPKG

Exclusive: Scathing review says CCG’s problems are among worst ever seen

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group’s “deeply concerning” problems “are among the broadest and deepest set of issues facing any CCG we have worked with”, according to a highly critical external review.

City hospital sunderland

Leaders of alliance trusts agree to full merger

Leaders of two acute hospital trusts have agreed to go ahead with plans to merge into one organisation.

Milton Keynes Hospital

Trusts in separate health economies consider 'stronger collaboration'

Two hospital trusts in separate health economies are looking at the benefits of a “stronger working relationship and collaboration”.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Recently merged trust given £162m loan

One of the country’s largest trusts will received £162m of central loans to help support the balance sheet following its merger with its neighbour.

Andrew Pike

NHS England regional chief to lead hospital trust

A senior NHS England regional director is to lead Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust, HSJ has learned.

hospital catering

Over 1,000 staff to transfer to trust subsidiary company

Around 1,100 staff at a teaching trust, including many employed by Serco, are to transfer into a new NHS owned company this summer.

Queen's Hospital, Burton

Hospital trusts merger delayed by NHS Improvement

The merger of two trusts in neighbouring sustainability and transformation partnership areas has been delayed by NHS Improvement.

Northern Devon district hospital

Consultants fear trust services will be moved under 'shared leadership'

Consultants at a rural acute and community trust have raised fears services will be moved to another provider under a potential shared leadership model.

Kent

Eight CCGs to share chief officer and consider merger

All eight clinical commissioning groups in Kent and Medway are to work together as a single strategic commissioner and share an accountable officer.

Dame_Julie_Moore__I0A3571

Dame Julie Moore announces retirement

Dame Julie Moore has announced her retirement from the newly merged University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust.

Arvind Madan

CCG forced to change GP plans after NHS England director intervenes in row

NHS England’s primary care director has intervened in local dispute over the provision of extended GP opening hours in Derbyshire.

Strike

NHS and council staff to strike over new care model

Staff affected by a vanguard new care model in Greater Manchester have voted to strike over the changes later this month.

Bedford hospital

Trust merger plans 'likely' delayed by a year

The acquisition of a hospital trust by its high performing neighbour is now “likely” delayed for a whole year.

Birmingham bullring

Staff transferred after trust withdraws from controversial consortium

A West Midlands trust has withdrawn from a controversial mental health consortium to focus on its sustainability and transformation partnership.

Calendar

Milestone trust merger delayed until summer

A merger to create the biggest mental health and community trust in the country has been delayed.

Andy Williams

STP leader steps down

The sustainability and transformation partnership leader for the Black Country and west Birmingham is stepping down.

Sussex fields

Single accountable officer to lead six CCGs

Six clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are to share an accountable officer from next week – at the request of NHS England.

Taunton and Somerset A and E

Revealed: Acute and mental health trusts plan landmark merger

Two trusts have begun planning a merger to bring together acute, community, and mental health services into a single trust, HSJ can reveal.

Willy lotts cottage essex

Three CCGs plan to consolidate across county boundary

Three clinical commissioning groups in Essex and Suffolk have set out plans to form a “single strategic commissioning body” across county boundaries as part of local plans to establish an integrated care system

Paul Maubach

Aspiring ACO will not 'fully integrate' vast majority of its GPs

The “vast majority” of GPs are expected to choose “partial” rather than “full” integration with the accountable care organisation being pursued by Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group, its chief has said.

Cleaning 1

Teaching trust creates subsidiary to turn around 'unsustainable' facilities services

University Hospitals Leicester Trust is to create a wholly owned subsidiary to run its facilities management services as the board has been told current arrangements are “not sustainable”.

Simon Trickett

STP commissioners appoint single leader

A single accountable officer will lead all four clinical commissioning groups across a West Midlands sustainability and transformation partnership.

Gaving Boyle

Merger of trusts across STPs cleared by competition regulator

The merger of two trusts in neighbouring sustainability and transformation partnership areas has been approved by the CMA.

Brighton pier

New CCG alliance brings in consultants to review governance

Four clinical commissioning groups that formed an alliance at the start of the year have hired PwC to carry out a review of their governance.

Tracy taylor

Trust chief: STP must be reviewed after 'extraordinary' winter

The new chief executive of Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has said the region’s sustainability and transformation partnership should be reviewed following “extraordinary” winter pressures.

Ambulance

Deputy chief to retire from crisis-hit trust

East of England Ambulance Service Trust’s deputy chief executive and nursing director has announced he is to retire in April, meaning the trust’s two most senior clinical directors have left in recent months.

Microscope

Trusts' pathology merger could reduce staff by a third

Four trusts pursing a major pathology services merger in the West Midlands may reduce the number of staff working across them by more than a third, HSJ has learned.

CT scanner

Trust has 'important concerns' over national cancer reconfiguration

Leaders of an acute trust have argued that national proposals to centralise certain cancer treatments will result in worse care for its patients and cause shortages of specialist staff.

pharmacy

Four trusts looking into pharmacy joint venture

Trusts in Berkshire and Surrey are looking at creating a pharmacy joint venture modelled on their existing pathology service.

Stephen Ladyman

Former health minister to chair STP

A former Department of Health and Social Care minister has been appointed as chair of a sustainability and transformation partnership.

Red deficit arrow

Hospital group trusts see deficit forecasts slide by £36m

One of the trusts in the Essex hospital group has seen a dramatic slide in its financial position and a series of incidents in its maternity services.

Voting paper

GPs vote down CCG plan to take on primary care budgets

GPs in the East Midlands have rejected their commissioner’s bid to take on the primary care budget for its region.

Brighton pier

Regulator criticises 'passive and unwieldy' STP

A sustainability and transformation partnership had “not begun to function effectively” when the Care Quality Commission carried out a local system review at the end of 2017.

Weston General Hospital

Smallest acute trust to merge

The smallest acute trust in England is due to merge with its neighbour, after years struggling with unsustainable services.

Queen_Elizabeth_Hospital_Birmingham__Edgbaston__Birmingham__England_7March2011

Major hospital merger held up in funding talks

A merger that would create one of the biggest trusts in England has been delayed amid ongoing talks with NHS Improvement over funding.

ballot_box_industrial_action

High profile vanguard faces threat of industrial action

A vanguard project in Greater Manchester is facing a threat of industrial action by staff affected by the new care model.

Bedford

ACS commissioning group re-enters special measures after seven months

A large clinical commissioning group – which is part of a proposed accountable care system – has been put back in financial special measures, less than a year after coming out of the regime.

agreement, handshake,merger,merge,takeover

Revealed: Hospital trust and GPs sign deal in move towards ACS

A leading large scale primary care provider, which also runs a national vanguard site, has agreed to formally partner with its local acute trust.

City hospital sunderland

Hospital trusts to explore merger

A pair of acute foundation trusts are exploring the possibility of merging into a single provider.

community nurse with patient

More than 500 staff to transfer from community to acute trust

More than 500 community services staff will be transferred to an acute trust as part of a £20m contract switch paving the way to an accountable care system.

Clare Panniker

Exclusive: Ambitious merger 'not a Machiavellian plan', says trust chief

Plans to merge three Essex trusts were proposed after an experiment to run the hospitals as a “group” with one leadership team proved “cumbersome and inefficient”, the chief executive has told HSJ.

Poole hospital

Long awaited merger pushed to April 2019

Local NHS leaders have amended the estimated finish date of a long awaited merger in the South West, which they say will make it easier to achieve major service reconfiguration.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Trusts halt merger plans after NHS Improvement feedback

Two trusts have stopped a potential merger after NHS Improvement said the problems faced by their health economy need to be fixed first, HSJ has learned.

agreement, handshake,merger,merge,takeover

Trusts battle to take over neighbouring provider

An acute trust and a mental health provider in the West Midlands will compete to take over a neighbouring community trust after both were shortlisted as preferred bidders to run the struggling provider.

basildon tower

Exclusive: Senior leaders of three trusts to recommend merger

The joint chief executive and senior team of three Essex acute trusts will recommend controversial plans to merge next year to create one of the largest trusts in the NHS, HSJ can reveal.

Oxted

Fifth CCG could join new regional alliance

A fifth clinical commissioning group is considering joining the Central Sussex Commissioning Alliance, just days after it went live.

map of london

New company to take 'aggressive' approach to foundation trust estate

A London foundation trust has established a subsidiary company to rationalise its estate and encourage a more commercial approach to generating revenue and capital receipts from its 125 sites.

Sunderland museum and winter gardens

CCG given ultimatum to join regional committee

A clinical commissioning group has three months to decide if it will join the region’s strategic joint committee of CCGs.

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Hospital trusts target merger in 2019

The two acute trusts in Liverpool will appoint an interim joint board by the middle of next year, and aim to formally merge by April 2019.

Worcester cathedral

Trust selected as accountable care 'integrator' for county

Worcestershire commissioners have chosen a community and mental health trust to be an “integrator” for accountable care across the county.

Queen's Hospital, Burton

Trusts across STPs hope to merge by spring 2018

Two trusts in neighbouring sustainability and transformation partnerships have confirmed they aim to merge in early 2018, following the outcome of a review by the Competition and Markets Authority.

Nick Broughton

New Southern Health boss says staff retention is top priority

Tackling staff retention is among the biggest priorities for the new chief executive of a scandal hit community and mental health trust.

Lizard Cornwall

Council to become 'strategic commissioner for all healthcare' in county

Cornwall Council is set to take over the functions of Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group as part of the development of an accountable care system.

GP receptionist

Revealed: Trust acquires first GP practice

An acute and community trust is set to become the first in its county to acquire a GP practice.

Lancaster University building

Trusts consider new pathology hub at university

NHS leaders in Lancashire are hopeful that four acute trusts will agree to consolidate pathology services on a university site in the north of the county, in a project that would cost £31m.

New Cross Hospital

Fourth trust joins hospital alliance ahead of pathology merger

A major alliance of acute providers in the West Midlands is being expanded to include a fourth trust, HSJ has learned.

Bdh front

Merger of three trusts paused by NHS Improvement

A merger of three trusts in the West Midlands has been put on hold by NHS Improvement.

Wyre forest

Three CCGs move towards merger

Three West Midlands clinical commissioning groups will will hold their governing body meetings and share the majority of their members ahead of a possible merger in 2019.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust

Exclusive: Trusts cancel estates deal over company's Grenfell link

Two NHS trusts have abandoned a procurement process due to concerns about the preferred bidder’s link to a contractor on Grenfell Tower, HSJ has learned.

Cumbria

Updated: Reconfiguration experts reject review of controversial maternity plans

Independent experts have rejected local councillors’ request for a full review into controversial maternity reconfiguration plans in a troubled health economy.

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Trust takes step closer to massive land sale ahead of crucial NHS England decision

The sale of a hospital site worth tens of millions of pounds has come a step closer after a specialist trust announced a partnership with another trust in a different part of London.

Maria Kane

Mental health chief executive to take over at acute trust

A mental health trust chief executive will lead a neighbouring acute trust as part of a hospital chain, HSJ understands.

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Long awaited children's service switch back in the pipeline

A long awaited move of overnight care for children with burns from Queen Victoria Hospital Foundation Trust in East Grinstead to Brighton is back on the cards.

Wolverhampton

Hospital trust runs one in five GP practices on its patch

An acute trust in the West Midlands is now running nearly a fifth of GP practices in its area after integrating with its eighth practice.

Marcus Warnes

CCGs appoint joint accountable officer to cover entire county

The six clinical commissioning groups covering Staffordshire have appointed a single accountable officer.

brighton

CCGs to share leader in move towards 'alliance'

Four clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are to share a single accountable officer as they start working as a “commissioning alliance”.

board

Exclusive: Non-execs resign after citing lack of scrutiny for 'hospital group' board

Two non-executive directors resigned after raising concerns around the governance of an NHS hospital trust involved in a new ‘group model’, HSJ has learned.

Carol mckenna

CCGs to share chief officer

A single chief officer has been appointed across neighbouring clinical commissioning groups in West Yorkshire.

Richard Kirby

Merger trust appoints new chief executive

The chief executive of an inadequate rated trust has been appointed to lead a neighbouring trust going through a merger.

Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Trusts plan 'ambitious' merger in under six months

Two Bedfordshire hospital trusts intend to merge by April – a timeframe that both organisations admit is “ambitious”.

Calderdale royal hospital

A&E faces 'temporary' overnight closure

Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust has confirmed plans that could see Calderdale Royal Hospital’s emergency department in Halifax “temporarily” closed at night and patients sent to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary instead.

Joe Fielder

Joint chair appointed across acute and mental health trusts

A new chair has been announced for a teaching hospital trust and its local mental health trust.

Derriford Hospital

Devon trusts to share staff across region

Medical staff will work across trusts in a success regime region under a new system devised by health chiefs to reduce pressure on struggling services.

city of london

Seven CCGs approve single accountable officer for whole STP

Plans to appoint a single accountable officer for seven clinical commissioning groups have now been approved, despite previous opposition from commissioners.

Peter lewis

Trusts confirm new shared chief executive

An acute trust and a mental health and community trust have appointed a joint chief executive after forming an alliance to make services more integrated.

Cardiac surgery

Trust warns controversial reconfiguration could mean £14m redundancy bill

A trust is warning of a potential redundancy bill of £13.5m if NHS England accepts proposals to close its congenital heart disease services.

Aylesbury and Buckinghamshire one use

CCGs 'anticipate' formal merger next year

Two Buckinghamshire clinical commissioning groups are expected to merge next year after seeking permission from NHS England.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Previously blocked trust merger could be complete in a year

A long awaited merger between two foundation trusts in a leading accountable care system could be completed within a year.

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Moving trust to new hospital is 'best suboptimal solution'

A clinical review has found plans to move maternity services in Liverpool offer the ‘best suboptimal solution’ for patients in the city.

Birmingham

Revealed: Triple trust merger delayed

A merger between three West Midlands trusts to create one of the biggest community and mental health providers in the county has been delayed, HSJ can reveal.

Vale Community Hospital

Trusts to appoint joint chief ahead of merger

A community trust and mental health trust have announced plans to merge and will switch to joint leadership next year.

Queen_Elizabeth_Hospital_Birmingham__Edgbaston__Birmingham__England_7March2011

Landmark hospital merger to lead to major service reshuffle

A merger to create one of the country’s largest acute trusts will lead to some specialist services being shifted between hospitals, an NHS Improvement report reveals.

In-depth intelligence on commissioning and providing organisations, helping you to manage the shifting health service landscape

Advanced Search

Get regional headlines by email

Advanced Search

search


Search HSJ Local by region, topic, date and more

Search

HSJ Feeds

HSJ RSS feeds


Get the latest HSJ Local news via RSS by clicking on the RSS symbol in the red bar that heads each HSJ Local section

More about RSS