Plans to merge three trusts is dropped.

Full story at HSJ 2 March 2018

A merger of three trusts has been dropped because it would have created a trust spanning two sustainability and transformation partnership areas, along with concerns over clinical and financial viability, HSJ can reveal.

Birmingham Community Healthcare Foundation Trust, Black Country Partnership FT and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust have decided not to continue with plans to merge the three organisations.

In a statement to HSJ the trusts said their decision not to proceed was taken due to clinical concerns about the integration of services, the fact that the “financial plan” for the new organisation would not meet “transaction requirements”, and because the new organisation would have operated across two different health economies.