Working in Partnership

Developing a Group Management Model with Northampton General Hospital

Kettering General Hospital and Northampton General Hospital announced on January 10th 2020 our commitment to working much more closely by moving towards a group management model to strengthen health services in Northamptonshire. This will include the appointment of a group Chief Executive Officer.

We believe this shows a firm commitment to greater collaboration between our two hospitals and a commitment of our senior management teams to work much more closely together.
Why we are doing this
  • We’re moving to a group management model to strengthen health services in Northamptonshire
  • Our clinicians agree we need collaboration, not competition, to develop first class services
  • We need to respond to the key challenges of population growth, rising demand, future clinical and financial stability at the same time as maintaining high standards of care
  • Our boards have agreed we should start to implement the group management model during 2020.  The first step is to recruit a Group Chief Executive by the Spring
This is not about Merger or developing one hospital to meet the needs of the whole of Northamptonshire. It is not a cost-cutting exercise or designed to end up with one hospital being ‘better’ than the other
Developing a Group Model with NGH means:
  • Retaining the identity of NGH and KGH
  • A commitment to two hospitals with key facilities such as A&E, paediatrics and maternity services in Northampton and Kettering
  • Sharing expertise and developing new approaches to team working
  • A common approach with an emphasis on transformation and quality improvement for our patients
  • Improving and increasing the level of services we provide by working together
  • Ensuring the clinical and financial sustainability of both hospitals
  • Providing good career progression opportunities for our staff - making Northamptonshire a more attractive place to work

Our Group Management Model

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