The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

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Revealed: The hospitals facing most pressure to meet coronavirus demand

New analysis from Edge Health shows that district general hospitals around the centre of London have been the hardest hit by the covid-19 surge, says George Batchelor

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Exclusive: Covid app launched for those with ‘medium severity’ symptoms

Royal Wolverhampton Trust has become the first provider to sign a deal with Babylon Health for citywide coverage of a new covid-19 app, HSJ has learned.

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Coronavirus deaths cluster appears in the West Midlands

A second coronavirus spike appears to be emerging in the West Midlands, with one of the region’s trusts now reporting nine deaths from the illness.

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Babylon and NHS trust reveal ‘digital-first integrated care’ deal

Babylon has announced major plans to partner with a Midlands trust and launch “digital-first integrated care” across the region.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

‘Concern’ over Cornish patients’ long journeys for cardiology treatment

A commissioner’s elective lead has raised concerns about the distance cardiology patients face travelling for treatment.

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Patients diverted to neighbouring trust as A&E closes

A hospital trust will divert A&E attendees to a neighbouring organisation after its board signed off a temporary closure of its own unit at night.

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STP leader steps down

The sustainability and transformation partnership leader for the Black Country and west Birmingham is stepping down.

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The innovators in hospital admissions avoidance

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.

New Cross Hospital

Trust cuts nurse numbers to make way for nursing associates

The board of a hospital trust in the West Midlands has agreed to reduce the numbers of registered nurses on its wards replacing them with nursing associates.

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Revealed: Hundreds more neurology patients left waiting for appointments

Another trust in the West Midlands has raised concerns over under pressure neurology services with hundreds of people waiting for an appointment.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Inadequate trust set to lose 'unsustainable' stroke services

A trust’s stroke services deemed “unsustainable” by commissioners are set to be taken over by a neighbouring provider.

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Private providers back on course to land £1.2bn deal

A major £1.2bn procurement for cancer and end of life care which was “paused” because of the collapse of another similar large contract involving the same lead advisers has finally been given the go ahead by NHS England.

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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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What's new in care models: MCPs don't just need assurance - they need a failure regime

Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View. By integration reporter David Williams.

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HSJ Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled

We have today revealed the shortlist for the 2016 HSJ Awards.

New Cross Hospital

Midlands trust's handling of whistleblower 'significantly flawed'

WORKFORCE: A hospital trust’s handling of a whistleblower who raised concerns over the way mortality rates were recorded was “significantly flawed”, an independent review has found.

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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.

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Updated noon: 14 chiefs now deny support for contract imposition

Fourteen of the twenty chief executive signatories to David Dalton’s letter to Jeremy Hunt on the junior doctor contract have told HSJ that they do not support imposition of the contract.

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Roundtable: Jeremy Hunt's HSJ annual lecture debated

CCG ratings dominated the headlines after Jeremy Hunt’s HSJ annual lecture – but experts who convened to discuss its implications were far more interested in his vision of powerful patients, reports Claire Read

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Royal Wolverhampton appeals 'proportionality' of CQC inspection

REGULATION: A West Midlands acute trust is appealing against the ‘proportionality’ of its recent Care Quality Commission inspection, HSJ has been told.