An outstanding rated trust had 10 never events in 2017-18 – including four involving wrong site surgery.
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Jeremy Hunt has written to the prime minister calling for an overhaul of the honours system to help reward leaders who take on challenged NHS trusts, HSJ has been told.
A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.
HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.
NHS Improvement and the Treasury have discussed proposals for “transaction funding” to support a new wave of takeovers of underperforming trusts by other organisations, HSJ can reveal.
Trusts in Berkshire and Surrey are looking at creating a pharmacy joint venture modelled on their existing pathology service.
Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust has appointed an interim chief executive while it searches for a permanent replacement.
Frimley Health Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive to take over from Sir Andrew Morris, the longest serving chief executive in the NHS.
What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable insight for commissioners, by Dave West.
A new inquiry by Bill Kirkup into the death of a baby girl 16 years ago will examine the role of NHS regulators and national bodies whose inaction led to a “regulatory gap”, HSJ can reveal.
Telemonitoring is providing a new way of caring for long-term patients while making more efficient use of NHS resources
The job of an NHS chief executive is a political job – so too is the departure from that job. Andy Cowper on the exit of two high profile NHS managers
One of the top acute chief executives in the NHS has announced his retirement this afternoon.
Chief executives of NHS providers are staying in the post for longer than they were three years ago, analysis by HSJ indicates.
The chief executives of trusts rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission have been in post much longer than those rated inadequate – several of whom have stayed less than a year, HSJ analysis confirms.
Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust: Western Sussex Patient First Programme
Sir Mike Richards has said NHS staff “need to be properly rewarded”, but that quality improvement and “cultural change” can happen quickly under good leadership and staff engagement.