News archive

An archive of past news and announcements from the NHS Trust Development Authority.

From 1 April, the Trust Development Authority will be part of NHS Improvement.

Here you will find all the latest news and alerts.

NHS Trust Development Authority: annual report and accounts 2015/16

The NHS Trust Development Authority’s performance, achievements and accounts for the financial year 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016 Annual report and accounts 2015-16 Our annual report and accounts were laid before parliament on 21 July 2016.  

NHS TDA publishes independent review on the handling by the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust of concerns raised by and related to Mrs Haynes-Kirkbright

Following concerns raised by a member of staff at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, the NHS TDA commissioned Verita to conduct an independent review. The purpose of the review was to establish whether the trust acted appropriately and followed due … Read more → – NHS TDA publishes independent review on the handling by the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust of concerns raised by and related to Mrs Haynes-Kirkbright

NHS Improvement forms new advisory panels to bring together expertise from across the NHS

Chairs and Chief Executives from across the NHS are being brought together to provide advice to the new organisation responsible for supporting the NHS as it meets the challenge of revolutionising care to meet the changing need of patients.

New league launched to encourage openness in the NHS

NHS trusts and foundation trusts will be publically ranked on their openness and transparency under a new ‘Learning from Mistakes League’ launched by Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority today.

NHS providers: quarterly performance report (quarter 3, 2015/16)

Summarises the performance of the NHS provider sector for the 9 months ended 31 December 2015.

Junior doctors’ contract – statement

Jim Mackey, Chief Executive of NHS Improvement, said: “It is disappointing that agreement on a new contract for junior doctors could not be reached.  An ongoing dispute is in nobody’s interest – patients, the public and NHS staff themselves. “A … Read more → – Junior doctors’ contract – statement

Board Meeting – 28 January 2016

The next joint public board meeting will be held on Thursday 28 January 2016, 1pm at Wellington House, 133 – 155 Waterloo Road, London.  If you would like to attend the meeting, please contact Lynne Burgess on lynneburgess@nhs.net Agenda NHS TDA … Read more → – Board Meeting – 28 January 2016

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will receive enhanced support

Following the CQC Chief Inspector of Hospital’s recommendation, the NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has confirmed that Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will receive intensive support under special measures. The Trust started to deliver a comprehensive patient care improvement … Read more → – Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will receive enhanced support

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust to benefit from additional support from special measures regime

The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has today announced that the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS) has been placed into the special measures regime in response to a recommendation from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an inspection … Read more → – London Ambulance Service NHS Trust to benefit from additional support from special measures regime

Challenging environment for NHS Providers

NHS providers – both trusts and foundation trusts – are facing significant challenges on both finance and operational performance against key national standards at the mid-point of the year. Figures setting out the financial position of the NHS provider sector … Read more → – Challenging environment for NHS Providers

Statement from Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority – Junior doctors’ contract offer

Professor Hugo Mascie-Taylor, Medical Director at Monitor and Dr Kathy McLean, Medical Director at the NHS Trust Development Authority said today: “Junior doctors play a crucial role in the NHS, so it is right that their hard work, dedication and … Read more → – Statement from Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority – Junior doctors’ contract offer

Future of Weston Area Health NHS Trust lies away from a transaction, says NHS TDA

The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has today announced that it is ending the transaction between Weston Area Health NHS Trust (WAHT) and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust (TSFT). The priority throughout this process has been to find … Read more → – Future of Weston Area Health NHS Trust lies away from a transaction, says NHS TDA

NHS Trusts – Financial Position for Q1 of 2015/16

The NHS Trust Development Authority has today published the overarching financial position of NHS Trusts for the first quarter of 2015/16. The figures, which cover the period 1 April 2015 to 30 June 2015, show that the NHS Trust sector … Read more → – NHS Trusts – Financial Position for Q1 of 2015/16

Chief Executive of NHS Improvement announced

Jim Mackey, Chief Executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, has been appointed as the Chief Executive of NHS Improvement. In July, the Secretary of State for Health announced that NHS Improvement will be formed to drive and support both … Read more → – Chief Executive of NHS Improvement announced

East Sussex Healthcare to receive support under special measures regime

The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has today accepted the CQC’s recommendation and placed East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust into Special Measures. The move follows the publication of the Care Quality Commission’s inspection report into the Trust, which rated … Read more → – East Sussex Healthcare to receive support under special measures regime

Board meeting – 19 November 2015

The November meeting took place on Thursday 19 November. Board Agenda 19.11. 2015 Paper A to follow Paper B – Transition to NHS Improvement Paper C – Executive summary: Performance of the NHS Trust sector Paper C – Annex 1: Performance of … Read more → – Board meeting – 19 November 2015

Success Regime Programme in North Cumbria

Inaugural event marks the start of new era of improvement for local health and care services Leaders and representatives from health and care organisations and local community and patient groups will attend an inaugural stakeholder meeting on Friday 18th September, … Read more → – Success Regime Programme in North Cumbria

New rules launched to reduce agency spend in the NHS

The NHS Trust Development Authority and Monitor have today published new rules to support NHS providers to get the best quality agency staff whilst reducing their overall costs. Over the last few years, the amount of money spent on agency … Read more → – New rules launched to reduce agency spend in the NHS

Independent review findings and recommendations published

The NHS Trust Development Authority has today published the findings from the independent governance review undertaken by the Good Governance Institute at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The review was commissioned by the NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) for … Read more → – Independent review findings and recommendations published

Board Meeting – 16 September 2015

The September Board meeting took place on Wednesday 16 September 2015. Board Agenda 16.09.2015 Paper A – Board minutes – 15.07.2015 Paper B – Chief Executives report Paper C – NHS Trust service performance report for the period ending 30 June 2015 Paper D – IPC … Read more → – Board Meeting – 16 September 2015

NHS TDA launches ground-breaking programme with top US hospital to transform care for NHS patients

Five NHS trusts are set to benefit from the influence of internationally acclaimed healthcare experts as part of a new initiative launched by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and the NHS Trust Development Authority today. The USA’s ‘Hospital of the Decade’ … Read more → – NHS TDA launches ground-breaking programme with top US hospital to transform care for NHS patients

Statement – Trust Development Authority and Monitor to move to single leadership to deliver increased support to hospitals

Bob Alexander, Chief Executive at the NHS Trust Development Authority said: “Throughout this next period, the support and development that we provide and that NHS Trusts have told us is so valuable will not change.  Our focus remains on the … Read more → – Statement – Trust Development Authority and Monitor to move to single leadership to deliver increased support to hospitals

North Cumbria to benefit from success regime

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens today (Weds) announced in a speech at a major health conference that North Cumbria would be one of three areas in England where local health and care organisations worked together to make improvements for … Read more → – North Cumbria to benefit from success regime

Board Meeting – 15 July 2015

The July Board meeting took place on Wednesday 15 July 2015. Board agenda 15.07.2015 Paper A – Board minutes – 21.05.2015 Paper B – Chief Executives report (verbal) Paper C – Risk report (annexes to follow) Paper D – NHS … Read more → – Board Meeting – 15 July 2015

NHS launches new collaboration to sustain and improve local hospitals

The NHS today (20 May) invites expressions of interest from hospitals across England interested in developing new ways of delivering and improving their local acute services. The aim is to enhance the viability of local hospitals through new formal shared … Read more → – NHS launches new collaboration to sustain and improve local hospitals