Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Revealed: The trusts testing the new A&E targets

NHS England has selected 14 hospital trusts to test new accident and emergency standards which could replace the four-hour target.

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Hospital mergers increase death and harm, CMA study suggests

Merging hospital trusts could increase mortality rates by up to 550 per cent and cause patient harm incidents to almost triple, new analysis by the Competition and Markets Authority has suggested.

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National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding

Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.

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Second council supports referral to Hancock over £150m reconfiguration

Health chiefs in Dorset have “confidence” in their plans to reconfigure acute services in the county despite two local authorities asking for a review by health secretary Matt Hancock, they have said.

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Longest serving hospital CEO steps down ahead of merger

The longest serving chief executive of an acute trust has announced he will step down ahead of a proposed merger of his organisation with a neighbour trust.

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Acute reconfiguration to go ahead after CCG wins judicial review

Plans to reconfigure acute services and merge two NHS trusts have been boosted after a judicial review was dismissed by a High Court judge.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Cancer Care

Winner Belfast Health and Social Care Trust: Improving the safety of chemotherapy prescribing through implementation of a standardised electronic assessment proforma

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Up to eight trusts to share pathology system

Pathologists in one of England’s most advanced health economies have launched a procurement for a common IT system across laboratories at up to eight NHS trusts.

Poole hospital

Legal challenge pushes back £147m hospital reconfiguration

Plans to split two hospitals into emergency and elective care centres as part of a £147m reconfiguration are being held up by a judicial review, which could delay a long awaited trust merger.

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Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.

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Highest and lowest trusts in each area for staff witnessing care mistakes

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.

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In full: Pathology network proposals

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.

Poole hospital

Long awaited merger pushed to April 2019

Local NHS leaders have amended the estimated finish date of a long awaited merger in the South West, which they say will make it easier to achieve major service reconfiguration.

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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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A&E survey: Best and worst performing trusts revealed

Five trusts have been identified as offering a poor overall experience to patients in their accident and emergency departments, based on a new Care Quality Commission patient survey.

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FT appoints former trust chief executive as chair

A former trust chief executive with more than 20 years’ NHS leadership experience has been appointed chair of a foundation trust.

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Previously blocked trust merger could be complete in a year

A long awaited merger between two foundation trusts in a leading accountable care system could be completed within a year.

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A&E to be downgraded in major overhaul of hospital services

Commissioners have given the green light to an overhaul of NHS services in an accountable care system that will see two acute hospitals split into emergency and elective centres.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Managing Long Term Conditions

Hampshire Constabulary and Isle of Wight NHS Trust with Wessex Academic Health Science Network: Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) Project

Acute services in Dorset are set to change following a review of clinical services.

Leading 'ACS' to ask competition regulator to overturn restrictions

Two foundation trusts whose merger was blocked by competition regulators in a landmark decision are planning to ask for restrictions to be removed or revised.