Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust


Trusts singled out for failing at 'bog standard' IT

The failure of parts of the NHS to use “bog standard” IT is undermining the case to Treasury for more technology funding, an NHS England director has said.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Best and worst from the staff survey

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.


Trusts to keep heart surgery but must fulfil 'ambitious' promises

Three hospital trusts will no longer lose their congenital heart disease surgery despite the services facing the threat of closure for over a year, NHS England announced on Thursday.


Controversial heart surgery closure plans could be ready in weeks

Controversial recommendations over the national reconfiguration of congenital heart disease services could be submitted to NHS England in three weeks, ending years of uncertainty.

Colchester Hospital

Exclusive: Short tenure of 'inadequate' trust chiefs laid bare

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.

Cardiac surgery

NHS England accused of using 'misleading' data for heart surgery closures

NHS England has been accused of lacking transparency and using “inaccurate or misleading” data in its planning for the potential closure of three heart surgery units.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Patient Safety in Critical Care and Trauma Patients

North West London Critical Care Network: Patient Transfer Bag - Networked approach

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The best and worst performing trusts on patient experience

Five NHS trusts have been identified by the Care Quality Commission as having significantly poor overall patient experience scores.

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NHS England admits staffing risks in heart surgery shake-up

NHS England has warned that hospitals face a “significant challenge” having enough staff to manage increases in operations if its proposals to centralise congenital heart disease surgery go ahead.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Contracting block out

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill


CCGs secure block contracts worth £1.5bn

Commissioners in Merseyside have agreed block contracts with six NHS trusts over the next two years, which will be worth a combined total of £1.5bn.

The Christie

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.

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

Specialist hospital rated 'one of the best trusts in England'

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Foundation Trust has become the first specialist hospital to be rated as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, making it one of only eight trusts in the country to achieve the top rating.

Cardiac surgery

Three trusts set to lose specialist heart surgery

NHS England has announced decisive changes to which hospitals carry out congenital heart disease surgery – and faced immediate challenge from trusts which are set to lose the service.

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Specialist trusts score highest across patient experience survey

Patients have said Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Foundation Trust provides the best patient experience in the acute provider sector, HSJ analysis has found.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham FT

Revealed: First digital maturity index scores in full

This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.

Angel of the North

North of England: Staff survey best and worst performers

Analysis of the best and worst performers in the North of England region on key measures in the NHS staff survey 2015, released today.

Tim Briggs

Specialist hospitals leading the way in innovation

Meet the financial challenge facing NHS

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Regional health powers included in Liverpool devolution bid

The Liverpool City Region has declared it wants to explore taking greater control of health functions, including creating a ‘local leadership role’ for ‘performance oversight’.

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Foundation Trust

Best Places to Work 2015 – Acute Specialist Trusts