Issue : 27 October 2011
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Estate and facility managment issues are a major headache for the NHS at a time when the service has to prioritise far greater pressures. This HSJ supplement looks at valuable ways organisations can improve estates and facilities management.
Trusts blame high SHMIs on poor coding Subscription
More than half of the trusts that performed poorly against the new summary hospital-level mortality indicator have blamed their figures on coding issues, with palliative care a particular area of concern.
WORKFORCE: Tony Branson, consultant clinical oncologist at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been appointed as medical director of the North of England Cancer Network.
South Tees Hospitals win patient safety awardSubscription
PERFORMANCE: South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has received national recognition from the Department of Health for the work it has done to improve patient safety.
PERFORMANCE: Heatherwood and Wexham Park NHS Foundation Trust is cutting measures to reduce waiting times in a bid to save money.
PERFORMANCE: University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust has breached the Data Protection Act by losing patients’ medical information twice in two months this year.
Integrated care is the ingredient that can bind health and social care players to achieve real integration, writes Charles Alessi.
The health secretary has given his backing to an expanded “Academic Health Science System” in London, saying the model would “create wealth” for the country.
Second London reconfiguration approvedSubscription
COMMERCIAL: The health secretary has approved the closure of services at King George Hospital in Ilford.
Chair appointed to HEE steering groupSubscription
A chair has been appointed to oversee the development of the new body that will be responsible for NHS workforce education and training.