The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted

More than 30 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.

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Trusts move clinical waste contracts to new provider after stockpiling scandal

Fifteen NHS trusts have transferred their clinical waste management contracts to another provider, after it emerged a key supplier to the NHS was stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste.

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CQC gaffe prompts re-inspection of NHS trust

The Care Quality Commission has been forced to apologise to an NHS trust after inspectors used data for another provider as part of its inspection report.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Changing Culture

Cygnet Health Care: Self Harm to Together Healing Programme

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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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New tariff would mean revenue cuts for specialist providers

A number of specialist NHS trusts are “exceptionally concerned” about the two year payment tariff proposed by regulators, saying it would be “damaging” for patient care.

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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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Special measures CCG placed in NHS England 'directions'

Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been placed in NHS England “directions” because of concerns over its governance and financial deficit.

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Special measures CCG appoints first GP chair

WORKFORCE: Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed Julian Povey as its chair.


Specialist care vanguard may design new 'experimental tariffs'

An alliance of specialist trusts could develop new “experimental tariffs” to encourage acute providers to improve or franchise their orthopaedics services as part of the Five Year Forward View’s new care models programme.


Thousands of patients adrift on specialist trust waiting lists

PATIENT SAFETY: Thousands of patients at a specialist acute trust have been denied follow-up appointments while hundreds more have been left waiting for treatment, HSJ has learned.

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First CCG is placed in special measures

PERFORMANCE: Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group has become the first CCG placed in special measures by NHS England.

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Staff felt 'failure was not an option' at specialist trust

PERFORMANCE: A “pressurised” culture at Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital Trust led to a situation where staff felt “there was no option of failure”, an independent review has concluded.

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Shropshire CCG chief resigns

WORKFORCE: Caron Morton has resigned as accountable officer of Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group.


Chief executive of specialist trust resigns

WORKFORCE: The chief executive of The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation Trust has resigned with immediate effect.


Private providers could take big hit from NHS price changes

Private hospitals could see a steep cut in their income from NHS funded services under draft prices proposed for 2016-17, Monitor has warned.


Hundreds of patients 'excluded' from specialist trust's waiting list

PERFORMANCE: Hundreds of patients waiting to start treatment at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital were excluded from its referral to treatment waiting list on a monthly basis, an independent review has revealed.