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Issue : 19 April 2012

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  • Royal Cornwall fined £130,000Subscription

    HSJ Local11 May, 2012

    FINANCE: Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has been fined £46,000 for breaches of rules on mixed sex accommodation and £85,525 for ambulance handover times longer than 15 minutes.

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    'Incentives required' to improve arthritis supportSubscription

    News26 April, 2012

    GPs should be offered incentives to improve the care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis who continue to be “systematically and appallingly let down by the NHS”, according to Arthritis Care.

  • Prostate treatment pioneered at SouthamptonSubscription

    HSJ Local25 April, 2012

    Doctors at University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust are the first in the UK to use a pioneering non-surgical procedure to treat men suffering an enlarged prostate.

  • Nursing director follows chief exec and chair out of James PagetSubscription

    HSJ Local25 April, 2012

    WORKFORCE: Nursing director Carole Crocker is the latest senior manager to leave the troubled James Paget University Hospitals Foundation Trust in Great Yarmouth.

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    PCTs bypassed in applications to Cancer Drugs FundSubscription

    News25 April, 2012

    Doctors have been told they can bypass primary care trust funding processes and apply direct to the controversial Cancer Drugs Fund in certain cases, under new guidelines issued by the Department of Health.

  • NHS Plymouth issues contract notice over A&E performanceSubscription

    HSJ Local25 April, 2012

    PERFORMANCE: NHS Plymouth has issued Plymouth Hospitals Trust with a contract performance notice, after the trust failed to meet the four hour accident and emergency target during February and March.

  • Locum costs and bed pressures key risk to Weston budgetSubscription

    HSJ Local25 April, 2012

    FINANCE: Expenditure on locum staffing is one of the key risks to the delivery of Weston Area Health Trust’s 2012-13 budget, papers presented to April’s board reveal.

  • Royal Cornwall patients request alternative providerSubscription

    HSJ Local25 April, 2012

    PERFORMANCE: In 2011-12 41 patients at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust invoked their rights under the NHS Consititution to request treatment at an alternative provider.

  • Plymouth Hospitals Trust struggles with 18 week backlogSubscription

    HSJ Local25 April, 2012

    PERFORMANCE: Almost 1,000 patients at Plymouth Hospitals Trust had been waiting more than 18 weeks for treatment at the end of March.

  • Chair of troubled mental health trust resignsSubscription

    HSJ Local25 April, 2012

    WORKFORCE: The chair of a troubled mental health trust has resigned and its chief executive has gone on leave ahead of the publication of a report into the organisation’s governance.

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