Norfolk and Waveney’s five clinical commissioning groups will merge in April 2020 after NHS England and Improvement signed off the plan this month.
The five mid and south Essex clinical commissioning groups have set out plans for a single accountable officer and executive team by April 2020.
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive following Mark Davies announcing he would stand down earlier this year.
Two members of the board overseeing the merger of three are stepping down from their leadership positions.
System leaders have appointed a new interim chair for the troubled East of England Ambulance Service Trust.
Devon sustainability and transformation partnership has appointed an improvement director who was overseeing three troubled Norfolk trusts as its lead chief executive
Suffolk and North East Essex shadow integrated care system has appointed senior local commissioning leader Ed Garratt as its executive lead.
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.
An acute trust in the north west is in talks over running several GP practices on its patch, HSJ has learned.
Norfolk and Waveney’s five clinical commissioning groups have appointed a joint chief officer and finance officer across the hugely challenged health economy.
Inadequate-rated Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed an experienced chair
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.
The planned merger of three Essex hospital trusts has been pushed back a year, board papers published this month have revealed.
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.
The chief executive of a special measures trust has stepped down just weeks after its chair departed.
East of England Ambulance Service Trust has lined up an interim chief executive following the resignation of Robert Morton last month, HSJ understands.
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.
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.
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.
North Norfolk and South Norfolk clinical commissioning groups have appointed a new chief officer, the CCGs have announced.
A Shelford Group trust chief executive has been appointed interim lead of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, HSJ has learned.
Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust and Ipswich Hospital Trust have completed their merger to create East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust.
North West Anglia Foundation Trust chief executive Stephen Graves is to retire, with interviews for his replacement taking place this week.
East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust is considering centralising its elective orthopaedic services to help it better cope with next winter.
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.
Leaders of two acute hospital trusts have agreed to go ahead with plans to merge into one organisation.
Two hospital trusts in separate health economies are looking at the benefits of a “stronger working relationship and collaboration”.
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.
A senior NHS England regional director is to lead Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust, HSJ has learned.
Around 1,100 staff at a teaching trust, including many employed by Serco, are to transfer into a new NHS owned company this summer.
The merger of two trusts in neighbouring sustainability and transformation partnership areas has been delayed by NHS Improvement.
Consultants at a rural acute and community trust have raised fears services will be moved to another provider under a potential shared leadership model.
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 has announced her retirement from the newly merged University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust.
NHS England’s primary care director has intervened in local dispute over the provision of extended GP opening hours in Derbyshire.
Staff affected by a vanguard new care model in Greater Manchester have voted to strike over the changes later this month.
The acquisition of a hospital trust by its high performing neighbour is now “likely” delayed for a whole year.
A West Midlands trust has withdrawn from a controversial mental health consortium to focus on its sustainability and transformation partnership.
A merger to create the biggest mental health and community trust in the country has been delayed.
The sustainability and transformation partnership leader for the Black Country and west Birmingham is stepping down.
Six clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are to share an accountable officer from next week – at the request of NHS England.
Two trusts have begun planning a merger to bring together acute, community, and mental health services into a single trust, HSJ can reveal.
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
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.
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”.
A single accountable officer will lead all four clinical commissioning groups across a West Midlands sustainability and transformation partnership.
The merger of two trusts in neighbouring sustainability and transformation partnership areas has been approved by the CMA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trusts in Berkshire and Surrey are looking at creating a pharmacy joint venture modelled on their existing pathology service.
A former Department of Health and Social Care minister has been appointed as chair of a sustainability and transformation partnership.
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.
GPs in the East Midlands have rejected their commissioner’s bid to take on the primary care budget for its region.
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.
The smallest acute trust in England is due to merge with its neighbour, after years struggling with unsustainable services.
A merger that would create one of the biggest trusts in England has been delayed amid ongoing talks with NHS Improvement over funding.
A vanguard project in Greater Manchester is facing a threat of industrial action by staff affected by the new care model.
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.
A leading large scale primary care provider, which also runs a national vanguard site, has agreed to formally partner with its local acute trust.
A pair of acute foundation trusts are exploring the possibility of merging into a single provider.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A fifth clinical commissioning group is considering joining the Central Sussex Commissioning Alliance, just days after it went live.
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.
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.
A clinical commissioning group has three months to decide if it will join the region’s strategic joint committee of CCGs.
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.
Worcestershire commissioners have chosen a community and mental health trust to be an “integrator” for accountable care across the county.
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.
Tackling staff retention is among the biggest priorities for the new chief executive of a scandal hit community and mental health trust.
Cornwall Council is set to take over the functions of Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group as part of the development of an accountable care system.
An acute and community trust is set to become the first in its county to acquire a GP practice.
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.
A major alliance of acute providers in the West Midlands is being expanded to include a fourth trust, HSJ has learned.
A merger of three trusts in the West Midlands has been put on hold by NHS Improvement.
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.
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.
Independent experts have rejected local councillors’ request for a full review into controversial maternity reconfiguration plans in a troubled health economy.
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.
A mental health trust chief executive will lead a neighbouring acute trust as part of a hospital chain, HSJ understands.
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.
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.
The six clinical commissioning groups covering Staffordshire have appointed a single accountable officer.
Four clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are to share a single accountable officer as they start working as a “commissioning alliance”.
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.
A single chief officer has been appointed across neighbouring clinical commissioning groups in West Yorkshire.
The chief executive of an inadequate rated trust has been appointed to lead a neighbouring trust going through a merger.
Two Bedfordshire hospital trusts intend to merge by April – a timeframe that both organisations admit is “ambitious”.
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.
A new chair has been announced for a teaching hospital trust and its local mental health trust.
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.
Plans to appoint a single accountable officer for seven clinical commissioning groups have now been approved, despite previous opposition from commissioners.
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.
A trust is warning of a potential redundancy bill of £13.5m if NHS England accepts proposals to close its congenital heart disease services.