Issue : 23 February 2012
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PERFORMANCE: All wards at Royal United Hospital Bath will have commenced comfort rounds by the end of April 2012 in light of prime minister David Cameron’s recent announcement that nurses should conduct hourly rounds.
WORKFORCE: Pressures on staffing levels and skill mix at University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust have led to an increasingly likely risk of “catastrophic” clinical governance failures, reduced income and negative publicity.
WORKFORCE: Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Foundation Trust director of human resources Joe Brayford is to retire at the end of February.
Devon GPs sign up to improve QOF performanceSubscription
COMMERCIAL: Torbay Care Trust has facilitated the purchase of software system for Torbay and Southern Devon CCG to monitor their performance against the quality and outcomes framework.
Government plans to amend the Health Bill to clarify arrangements for HealthWatch have angered campaigners who claim the change will “water down” patient and public involvement in the NHS.
Morecambe Bay's chief quitsSubscription
WORKFORCE: The chief executive of under fire University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust has quit.
Mid Staffs inquiry to get May/June reportSubscription
The chairman of the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry is aiming to publish his report in the last week of May or the first week of June, HSJ understands.
Ian Cumming no longer to join North BristolSubscription
WORKFORCE: Ian Cumming has decided not to take up the post of chief executive at North Bristol Trust in order to continue with his roll as national director for quality during the transition full time.
Mid Yorks awards exclusive locum doctor contractSubscription
COMMERCIAL: Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has awarded a contract for sole supplied of locum doctor staff.
WORKFORCE: Central Manchester Foundation Trust acted “unlawfully” by attempting to withhold incremental pay rises from staff who took too much sick leave, a tribunal has found.