All articles by Will Hazell

  • Suzanne tracey
    HSJ Local

    Deputy given trust chief role after original choice quit


    Suzanne Tracey announced as chief executive of Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust with immediate effect News follows decision of previous appointee Julie Hartley-Jones not to take up the post Ms Tracey previously worked as trust’s chief financial officer, deputy chief executive and interim chief executive The Royal ...

  • fetal ultrasound pregnancy monitoring

    Exclusive: CCGs warn over 'insufficient' funding for fetal medicine


    London CCGs warn funding for fetal medicine services is “insufficient” Five groups say current arrangements could “impact on equitable provision” Comments follow HSJ investigation that revealed babies were “dying unnecessarily” due to flawed funding system Clinical commissioning groups in London have said funding for fetal medicine services is ...

  • Will hazell expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    Deep South: Leadership troubles across the boards


    Fortnightly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

  • Yeovil District Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Somerset STP plots 'accountable care system'


    Somerset STP targets “accountable care system” by April 2019 Plan will result in “reduction in management overheads and organisations” Consolidation of acute services across Taunton and Somerset and Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trusts also planned Somerset’s sustainability and transformation plan sets the goal of implementing an “accountable care ...

  • Hospital beds

    Delayed transfers of care continue to worsen


    Delayed transfers of care reach highest level with 196,246 delayed days in September NHS England figures show demand up and performance in most areas down NHS Providers warn demands “only likely to increase as we move into winter” Delayed transfers of care have continued to worsen and have ...

  • Royal Courts of Justice

    NHS England loses landmark drug appeal


    Court of Appeal upholds judgment that NHS England has power to commission PrEP If NHS England commissions drug it could result in other treatments earmarked for funding not being commissioned Judge criticises Lansley reforms for creating “bureacratic squabbles” between NHS and local government on funding responsibilitie NHS England ...

  • board_room
    HSJ Local

    Suspended CCG chief resigns after critical investigations


    Joy Youart resigns as managing director of Kernow CCG, having been suspended since February She was suspended while investigations took place into the “structure, running and finances” of the troubled CCG She will receive no additional pay “other than outstanding contractual payments” The suspended managing director of Kernow ...

  • Julie hartley jones
    HSJ Local

    Trust chief executive quits before taking up post


    Incoming chief executive Julie Hartley-Jones quits Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust before taking up the post Withdrawal follows criticism of appointment after it emerged that Australian hospital she ran is forecasting an $80m deficit Long running Royal Devon and Exeter chief executive Angela Pedder departed in the summer ...

  • Hinchingbrooke

    Exclusive: Regulator's list reveals trusts slated for takeover or franchise


    HSJ obtains historic NHS Trust Development Authority “segmentation” list after lengthy freedom of information battle List from January 2015 shows Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust was slated for takeover, and East Cheshire Trust and Dartford and Gravesham Trust were earmarked for potential franchising NHS Improvement says catergorisation was “never ...

  • Will hazell expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    Deep South: What's good for the goose...


    Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

  • Cara Charles-Barks
    HSJ Local

    New chief executive for South West trust


    Cara Charles-Barks to join Salisbury FT in January as chief executive Peter Hill to retire after 30 years at the trust Salisbury Foundation Trust has appointed Cara Charles-Barks as its new chief executive.

  • Will hazell expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    Following the Money: NHS England moves its tanks


    HSJ’s weekly email briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black

  • Bristol Children's Hospital
    HSJ Local

    'Shared leadership' plan for South West trusts


    Bristol’s two acute trusts are developing “shared leadership arrangements”, NHS Improvement has announced.

  • Pills

    Drugs to face new NHS affordability test


    NICE and NHS England consult on “budget impact test” for new treatments Test designed to mitigate impact of cost effective but highly expensive drugs on NHS England’s budget NICE also proposes cost effectiveness threshold for assessment of drugs for rare conditions The National Institute for Health and Care ...

  • Henrietta Hughes

    Whistleblower guardian will 'not be an investigation body'


    National guardian for the freedom to speak up says her office will “not be an investigation body” Henrietta Hughes started as national guardian last week Dr Hughes says she has raised concerns twice in her career, and says it should be part of NHS “business as usual” The ...

  • Katrina Percy
    HSJ Local

    Katrina Percy resigns from Southern Health advisory role


    Katrina Percy resigns from Southern Health FT less than six weeks into strategic advisory role She will receive 12 months’ salary, with agreement from the trust, NHSI, the Department of Health and the Treasury NHSI says legal advice suggested there were “no legal grounds” to dismiss Ms Percy, and ...

  • Will hazell expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    Deep South: A South West super-CCG?


    Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

  • Theresa May

    Theresa May: Conservatives are the 'party of the NHS'


    Theresa May says Conservatives are “the party of the NHS” and Labour have “abandoned the centre ground” Praises Jeremy Hunt as “passionate advocate” for patients and NHS staff in first conference speech as prime minister PM says Conservatives have backed the Five Year Forward View and given service more ...

  • Blood test

    Pathology and back office savings 'won't all be achieved this year'


    NHS will not realise full savings from back office and pathology consolidations in 2016-17, Jeremy Marlow says NHS Improvement productivity director says some STP areas will “deliver cash this year” from consolidation “We’re not going to take the keys off trusts,” he promises The health service will not ...

  • Board room
    HSJ Local

    Board upheaval at governance failure trust


    Two non-executive directors stand down from Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust board Trust said it needed to “strengthen its financial governance arrangements” weeks after revealing large unplanned deficit Peter Lachecki appointed as next chair Two non-executive directors are departing from Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust just weeks after it revealed ...