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Trusts' pathology merger could reduce staff by a third

Four trusts pursing a major pathology services merger in the West Midlands may reduce the number of staff working across them by more than a third, HSJ has learned.

Richard Beeken

Former NHSI director to be chief executive of struggling trust

A former director for NHS Improvement has been appointed as chief executive of a trust in special measures.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Trust remains in special measures despite rating upgrade

A West Midlands trust has managed to improve its quality rating from inadequate to requires improvement but remains in special measures.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Exclusive: One in four hospital trusts routinely pay suppliers late

More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Exclusive: Inadequate trust to get rating upgrade despite maternity concerns

A trust in the West Midlands is expected to have its overall rating upgraded from inadequate to requires improvement, but will keep the inadequate rating for its struggling maternity services, HSJ has learned.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Special measures trust to replace nearly half its executive posts

A struggling trust in the West Midlands is set to replace almost half of its executive board roles.

Richard Kirby

Merger trust appoints new chief executive

The chief executive of an inadequate rated trust has been appointed to lead a neighbouring trust going through a merger.

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Trust criticised over maternity culture ran 'normal birth' campaign

A trust that was recently criticised over the “oppressive” culture within its maternity department ran a “normal birth” campaign earlier this year, HSJ can reveal.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Trust warned by regulator over 'oppressive' culture

A trust in the West Midlands has been issued with enforcement action by the Care Quality Commission following concerns about an “oppressive” culture in its maternity department.

Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust

Revealed: 21 trusts consistently underperforming on A&E

There are 21 trusts whose performance against the four hour emergency target has been consistently below 85 per cent since April, HSJ analysis reveals.

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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

CQC warns trust over 'bullying' culture

A struggling trust in the West Midlands was threatened with enforcement action over the staffing levels and culture in its maternity service, HSJ has learned.

Colchester Hospital

Exclusive: Short tenure of 'inadequate' trust chiefs laid bare

The chief executives of trusts rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission have been in post much longer than those rated inadequate – several of whom have stayed less than a year, HSJ analysis confirms.

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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Corrected: Trust cancelled operations to hit financial targets

A trust in the West Midlands cancelled elective operations for three weeks in March in a bid to meet its financial targets set by NHS Improvement.

Four Black Country trusts aim to make efficiency savings within their pathology services.

Trusts aim to create single management team for pathology services

New management team could be in place by October 2017

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Trusts stop referrals for under pressure specialist service

Two hospital trusts in the West Midlands are no longer accepting outpatient referrals for neurology services and another is refusing out of area referrals, due to recruitment difficulties and rising demand.

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Revealed: CQC inspects 40 providers after whistleblower concerns

Whistleblowers’ complaints to the Care Quality Commission have resulted in 40 providers having inspections instigated or brought forward in the last year.

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Analysis: Over 100 trusts report rise in E coli infections in a year

Almost 70 per cent of NHS trusts have seen a rise in E coli infections in the 12 months up to to January 2017, raising questions over their ability to meet the government’s target to cut rates by 50 per cent in three years.

Weston General Hospital

Almost half of NHS staff say wards are understaffed

Almost half of NHS staff say there are not enough of them to do their jobs properly, according to the latest NHS staff survey.