Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Stephen smith

Former chief executive to chair troubled trust

A former chief executive of Imperial College Healthcare Trust has been appointed as chair at one of the country’s most troubled trusts.

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for maternity care experience

Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Revealed: 14 trusts start contingency plans after Carillion collapse

Contingency plans are in operation across 14 NHS trusts after the collapse of construction and facilities management company Carillion.

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Acute trust triggers surgery review after never event cluster

An acute trust has commissioned an external review of its operating theatres following a string of never events, all of which caused harm to patients.

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County leaders plan major stroke service shake-up

Kent and Medway is hoping to become the first area to offer patients thrombectomy outside a neuroscience centre as part of a wider shake-up of stroke services, HSJ has learned.

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Analysis by trust: Large majority provide less consultant access at weekends

The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.

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Mackey reveals next steps to tackle 'ridiculous' PFI deals

NHS regulators have set out next steps in their efforts to help trusts buy out private finance initiative contracts which have “absolutely ridiculous” profit margins.

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Hospital group pioneer says more trusts are seeking partnerships

Collaboration gives “the advantages of scale that come with merger and acquisition without the downsides”

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NHS bed occupancy hits record high

The latest NHS bed occupancy figures are the highest ever recorded for a third quarter since quarterly data collections began in 2010, providing a further sign of the system’s capacity challenges.

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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Exclusive: Regulator's list reveals trusts slated for takeover or franchise

Several NHS trusts which were slated by officials for takeover or management franchise are revealed in a list obtained by HSJ, which regulators sought to keep secret for 18 months.

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Trust's radiology information system crashes for nine days

A trust has said it has no plans to pull out of its contract for a troubled radiology information system, shortly after its leaders considered terminating the deal early.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Baby STPs

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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Exclusive: Frontrunners for elective centres revealed

Commissioners have revealed the frontrunners to host elective centres in south east London.

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HSJ Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled

We have today revealed the shortlist for the 2016 HSJ Awards.

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Roundtable: How about some big action on data

The NHS must ensure that informatics’ potential for savings and productivity must be fulfilled quickly

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Major South East hospital trust eyes reconfiguration

STRUCTURE: Stroke, vascular and emergency medicine services in Kent and Medway are likely to see major reconfiguration, one of the area’s leading chief executives has told HSJ.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Chain-gang

What is going on in England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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CCGs win legal battle over Virgin community contract

COMMERCIAL: Kent clinical commissioning groups have won a legal bid to lift the suspension of a contract they awarded to Virgin Care.

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

High performing trust bosses asked to 'peer review' others

Regulators have asked chief executives and chairs at “high performing” trusts to take part in reviews of other NHS providers.