Issue : 24 November 2011
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Imperial to take on national patient safety roleSubscription
A leading London acute trust is to take on responsibility for collecting information on patient safety incidents at NHS trusts when the National Patient Safety Agency is wound up next year.
Now is the time for NHS leaders to engage with staff to let them know exactly what the revised pension offer entails, and why the scheme is worth sticking with.
FINANCE: The Ridgeway Partnership reported a year to date deficit before adjustment of £858,000 at the end of October, £1.1m worse than planned.
STRUCTURE: The boards of Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals and Poole Hospital foundation trusts have agreed to pursue a merger in order to ensure the retention of “sustainable local services”.
Government will appeal risk register decisionSubscription
The government is to appeal against a ruling that it should release confidential risk assessments of its controversial health reforms, it has been announced.
Reforms will cost £3.4bn - BurnhamSubscription
The coalition government’s reforms of the NHS will cost nearly £3.4bn, Labour’s shadow health secretary has claimed.
AWP criticised over patient homicidesSubscription
PERFORMANCE: Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust has been criticised for failing in the care of two patients from Swindon who went on to kill people within months of each other.
Bucks trust struggles on C diffSubscription
PERFORMANCE: Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is well above its cumulative infection control target for 2011-12.
Buckinghamshire plans reconfiguration programmeSubscription
STRUCTURE: Commissioners and clinicians in Buckinghamshire are planning to redesign services to develop centres of excellence for specialist care, ensure acute hospitals are sustainable and move more services into the community.
This week’s special HSJ supplement looks at how patients can benefit from being at the centre of primary care services.