The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Chief executive interview: Tony Spotswood, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals Foundation Trust

This is the latest in a series of interviews with provider chief executives, which are available exclusively to HSJ Membership subscribers. Each month in 2018 a member of the HSJ expert team will conduct a challenging, candid and in-depth interview with a provider trust boss.

Digital pathology

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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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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HSJ Awards 2017: Staff Engagement

The team initiated a culture change programme to improve the working environment for staff, empowering them to provide compassionate and high quality care for patients.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital

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.

Poole hospital

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.

Andrew Morris

Trust chiefs staying a little longer in post - but 'need more support'

Chief executives of NHS providers are staying in the post for longer than they were three years ago, analysis by HSJ indicates.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Finance director in leading 'ACS' switches from trust to CCG

A finance director has left his trust after 18 years to join a local clinical commissioning group with a budget of more than £1bn.

Improving value in the care of frail older patients

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Improving Value in the Care of Frail Older Patients

Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust: Bradford Virtual Ward

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.

Dorset County Hospital

Whole STP buys shared care record in likely first

Dorset will become one of the first areas to deploy an STP-wide shared care record, after signing a deal with Orion Healthcare.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Revealed: Only three trusts hit 'reset' A&E targets

Just three hospital trusts have hit their lowered targets for accident and emergency performance, the latest data reveals.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital

First consultation begins on STP proposals

The first formal consultation has begun on major service changes proposals put forward in a sustainability and transformation plan.

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EU staff honoured at HSJ Awards

Six people have been honoured with a special HSJ Award for NHS staff from the EU.

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EU contribution to NHS highlighted by Awards shortlist

The shortlist for HSJ’s special award celebrating the contribution to the NHS by staff from elsewhere in the EU has been announced.

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.