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    Expert Briefing

    London Eye: London - winning on A&E?


    Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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    HSJ Local

    230 patients wait over 12 hours in A&E amid beds dispute


    UHNM trust warns number of medically fit for discharge patients could hit 300 a day by March Managers have raised concerns that cuts to community beds have impacted the trust CCGs believe the region is bed dependant and says alternative services are in place More ...

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    HSJ Local

    Emergency department to close as part of £245m savings plan


    Staffordshire STP outlines plans to close emergency department Savings of £245m will be made by 2021, including service closures STP aims to reduce A E admissions by 20 per cent An accident and emergency department will close in Staffordshire along with 100 community hospital beds, ...

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    Analysis: Trusts 'on track' with finances forecast major deterioration


    Several trusts revised their year-end forecast internally by up to £20m New protocol meant numbers published by NHS Improvement suggested providers were on course to meet their target Trusts forecasting significant deterioration include Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership, King’s College Hospital and University Hospitals North Midlands ...

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    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 ...

  • University Hospitals of North staffordshire Foundation Trust
    HSJ Local

    Exclusive: STP chair resigns before plan is published


    Staffordshire STP chairman John MacDonald has resigned The Staffordshire STP may be one of the last to be published and is expected to be revealed next month Mr MacDonald, chairman of UHNM, said he wanted to focus on the “immediate challenges” facing the trust The ...

  • 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 ...

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    HSJ Local

    Stafford hospital children's emergency services to be reviewed


    Royal college to review children’s emergency service at Stafford hospital after safety fears led to suspension Trust has opened new minor injuries unit to treat children but those with severe illnesses will be transferred Report to be published next year after trust visit and analysis of data ...

  • Payslip

    Revealed: Ministers sign off £300k of pay rises for trust chairs


    Ministers agreed nearly £300,000 in pay rises for the chairs of NHS trusts over the past year, HSJ can reveal.

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    Revealed: Trusts counting on back-loaded savings


    NHS trusts will have to significantly improve “run-rates” to meet 2016-17 financial targets Plans assume significant efficiency savings can be delivered in the latter half of the year In many cases, those savings have not yet been identified, or there is a high level of risk that ...

  • Paula Clark
    HSJ Local

    Midlands trust reveals new chief executive


    APPOINTMENT: The chief executive of a major West Midlands acute trust is to take on the top job at the University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust.

  • Stafford Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Stafford hospital A&E stops seeing children amid safety fears


    University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust says Stafford A E department is unsafe due to shortage of specialist paediatric staff Concerns echo those raised in August 2006 when a peer review warned of “immediate risks” to children due to a lack of staff Staff shortages include doctors ...

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    Ten trusts responsible for 20 per cent of A&E breaches


    Continued decline in A E performance − a priority area for the health service Ten trusts responsible for 20 per cent of target breaches Emergency care improvement programme team to be sent into a further 12 areas Ten hospital trusts clocked up 20 per cent ...

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    Analysis: The trusts whose finances fell furthest despite 'urgent action'


    In January, NHS Improvement called for “collective urgent action” to reduce the provider sector deficit . But significant number of acute trusts reported an outturn position in April that was worse than forecast in January. Bulk of improvements were made through one-off technical measures. Ten trusts ...

  • Hospital ward

    Analysis: 20 trusts behind half of A&E performance decline


    Twenty trusts responsible for most of the rise in A E four hour target breaches Eight of the trusts also drove last year’s decline Smaller trusts disproportionately driving the decline Eight trusts hit the 95 per cent target for 2015-16 overall Twenty hospitals trusts ...

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    Worst A&E performance since targets began


    A E performance for full A E departments worst since targets were introduced Attendances up by a quarter, admissions up by more than half Thinktank warns performance could deteriorate further if more funding not found The English NHS has recorded its worst yearly results for ...

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    HSJ Knowledge

    Podcast: Making a 7-day pharmacy good for staff as well as patients


    Our latest podcast looks at how a trust made sure its service would work for public and workforce alike

  • Queen's Hospital, Burton
    HSJ Local

    Staffordshire trust appoints new chief executive


    Burton Hospitals Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of Helen Scott-South as its new chief executive.

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    Thirty worst A&E trusts called to London summit


    NHS Improvement chief raised concerns over “organisations who consistently deliver very low levels of performance” January was “a very difficult month” for A E departments, Jim Mackey said Trusts “left in no doubt whatsoever that there needs to be a sustained improvement” The 30 worst ...

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    HSJ Local

    Chief executive quits major teaching hospital trust


    WORKFORCE: The chief executive of University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust has resigned.