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University Hospitals of North staffordshire Foundation Trust

Leaked report exposes Staffordshire's 'oppressive culture'

A leaked report has delivered a damning verdict on the NHS leadership in Staffordshire, describing the health economy as beset with an ‘oppressive culture’ and in ‘perpetual crisis mode’.

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Hunt rejects call to extend barring checks on staff and volunteers

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has rejected a key recommendation from the investigation into lessons learnt from the historic abuse by Jimmy Savile at NHS hospitals.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust

Midlands trust launches independent bullying inquiry

A Midlands trust is launching an independent investigation following claims nurses quit the organisation due to bullying.

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Only four days left to enter the Patient Safety Awards

Enter for a chance to showcase your project infront of NHS leaders.


Nursing left off government's shortage occupation list

Government advisers have recommended that nursing is not added to the list of occupations in short enough supply that they can be ‘sensibly’ filled by recruitment outside Europe.

Jimmy Savile

Savile inquiry calls for change in law for screening staff

There is ‘very patchy’ management of volunteer schemes in trusts and the law should be changed so that all staff and volunteers in contact with patients should be given a barring list check, the authors of an investigation into Jimmy Savile’s historic sexual abuse have said.

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Richmond House

Exclusive: Raid on DH's capital budget rises to £640m

The Treasury agreed a further £150m transfer from the Department of Health’s capital budget in the early months of 2015 to help the health service cope with ongoing revenue spending pressures, HSJ can reveal.

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Only two thirds of staff feel secure whistleblowing on poor care

Nearly one third of NHS employees do not agree that they would feel secure raising concerns about unsafe clinical practice, according to the 2014 NHS staff survey.


CCG accused of 'lack of candour' over outsourced community service

Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been accused of misleading GPs and the public over whether patients in a community based dermatology service run by a private healthcare provider are always seen by specialist consultants.

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Exclusive: Dementia care still 'inadequate', report finds

Care for people diagnosed with dementia is ‘inadequate and still not fit for purpose’, three years after the government launched its dementia challenge, a new report for the Alzheimer’s Society has said.

New Cross Hospital

Independent inquiry due into trust’s handling of whistleblower

An independent investigation into the handling of whistleblowing concerns at a West Midlands trust, commissioned by the NHS Trust Development Authority, is expected to report soon, HSJ has learned.

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Public health workers in pay 'limbo'

Some public health workers in local government are stuck in pay ‘limbo’ after being denied the increases awarded to both council and NHS colleagues following their transfer out of the health service.

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HSJ seeks best places to work in the NHS

HSJ is looking for the best places to work in the NHS.

Ken Wenman South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive

National fund needed to address paramedic shortage, says ambulance chief

An ambulance trust chief executive has warned that the lack of a national funding scheme for training paramedics could only exacerbate workforce shortages if it is not tackled.

Cardiac surgery

Exclusive: Medical examiners help expose patient safety risks

Medical examiners working in pilot areas in England have exposed clinical incidents, poor staffing and fatal infections that have led to deaths on hospital wards, according to research shared with HSJ.

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Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Midlands paramedic sentenced after hospital death

A West Midlands paramedic has been handed an eight month suspended sentence after failing to examine and start resuscitation on a man who collapsed outside a hospital emergency department.

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Freedom to Speak Up

Race inequality of NHS staff is putting patients at risk

BME findings of the whistleblowing report explained

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Engage clinical NHS staff using mobile technology

Using mobile technology to improve community care

Unleash workforce creativity with staff engagement building blocks

The King’s Fund proposes ways to build confidence among the workforce to lead on safety


How CCGs can make co-commissioning work

Making CCGs’ expanded role work

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Watch and learn: what the NHS has got to learn from other industries

Securing success through tried and tested systems

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Let NHS staff take the front seat and drive change

Change can be lasting

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