Issue : 16 February 2012
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University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has dropped plans to temporarily shut maternity and neonatal services in Furness after commissioners intervened to resolve its staffing crisis.
New chief exec appointed to BANES clusterSubscription
WORKFORCE: Ed Macalister Smith has been appointed to lead the Wiltshire and Bath and North East Somerset primary care trust cluster through its last year of existence.
PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has ordered Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust to make improvements to the safety of its operating theatres.
Great Western signs up with Swindon Town FCSubscription
COMMERCIAL: Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust has won a contract to provide MRI scans to Swindon Town Football Club.
STRUCTURE: GPs in Staffordshire have proposed a “radical” approach to service provision at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.
NHS 'under-estimates' the cost of eye diseaseSubscription
Older patients may be missing out on sight-saving treatment because the NHS has seriously under-estimated the prevalence and cost of elderly eye disease, claim specialists.
BMA joins calls to slow down NHS 111 roll outSubscription
The British Medical Association has called on the government to “relax” the timetable for the roll out of the new non-emergency telephone number amid fears it could “destabilise” existing GP out of hours providers.
WORKFORCE: Police are investigating “a number of” allegations relating to the care of a patient on a ward at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.
New chair for Shelford Group foundation trustSubscription
WORKFORCE: One of England’s most prestigious foundation trusts has appointed a new chair.
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