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PERFORMANCE: A high profile private hospital in Kent has been rated “requires improvement” by the Care Quality Commission, with its surgical services criticised as “inadequate” for safety.
Half the hospitals that perform major children’s heart surgery do not currently meet all the new safety standards being implemented by NHS England.
FINANCE: Commissioners in Blackpool are investigating a sharp increase in activity and costs with a private provider, despite GP referrals only rising slightly.
Six clinical commissioning groups have been accused of ignoring or misrepresenting clinical guidance in order to restrict access to vital surgery.
Using independent medical examiners to review deaths in England and Wales could lead to thousands more inquests amid concerns there are not enough pathologists willing to do post mortems.
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A hospital trust has been ordered to re-employ a surgeon it sacked after claiming he had put an NHS patient at risk by prioritising his private work.
A leading teaching hospital trust “failed to take effective action” after concerns were repeatedly raised over the safety and effectiveness of its heart surgery unit, inspectors have found.
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The Care Quality Commission has launched an investigation into adult heart surgery at University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust after an audit identified the service as a mortality outlier.