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Fraudulent NHS manager ordered to sell barge

A disgraced NHS non-executive who lied his way into a string of top jobs has been ordered to sell his boat and cash in a pension plan to repay some of the money he earned through his fraud.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Improving Safety in Medicines Management

Winner Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust: Clozapine clinic patient safety improvement initiative

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Chief executive of 'inadequate' trust resigns

The chief executive of a trust with “longstanding” patient safety concerns has resigned.

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'System approach' helps trust boost A&E performance by 40 percentage points

Extra beds, more staff at night, and twice-daily meetings with health economy chiefs are among the factors that caused an “inadequate” trust’s A&E performance to rocket by nearly 40 percentage points in two months.

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Year-plus waiters rise 75 per cent

The number of patients waiting a year or more for elective treatment has risen by 75 per cent year-on-year, NHS Improvement data confirms.

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Chair steps down at special measures trust

The chair of an acute trust in special measures has announced he will step down at the end of this month.

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Waiting times blow out to 22 weeks as elective admissions falter

Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay

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Long waits soar as hospitals struggle to admit

Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.

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CCG backs down over patient transport funding cuts

Kidney patients in Cornwall relying on dialysis treatment will continue to receive NHS funded transport to hospital after commissioners reversed a decision to make them pay.

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CQC orders trust to make 'significant improvements' by next week

Patient safety is not prioritised enough at a special measures trust’s maternity and surgery units, the chief inspector of hospitals has warned.

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Seven NHS organisations transforming mental health care

HSJ Solutions is the largest database of validated best practice in the NHS. Here you will find workable and evidence based solutions to everyday challenges facing the NHS.

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Innovation in mental health

Read on to find out about the organisations shortlisted for the Innovation in Mental Health category at the HSJ Awards 2017

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In depth: Trusts respond to vascular GIRFT review

HSJ approached all the trusts that were at or beneath the threshold for one or more of the GIRFT vascular activity measures. Many gave candid descriptions of their issues and what they planned to do, or had done, about them.

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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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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.

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Revealed: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan

NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.

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Trust has 'important concerns' over national cancer reconfiguration

Leaders of an acute trust have argued that national proposals to centralise certain cancer treatments will result in worse care for its patients and cause shortages of specialist staff.

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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.

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Trusts halt merger plans after NHS Improvement feedback

Two trusts have stopped a potential merger after NHS Improvement said the problems faced by their health economy need to be fixed first, HSJ has learned.

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Revealed: 25 trusts 'likely' to get funding for safety technology

Funding for 25 NHS trusts to introduce barcoding technology to improve patient safety and efficiency could be announced early next year.