NHS West Leicestershire CCG

Surgeons hand reaching for scalpel

Trust declares 'never event' after clinician operates on wrong patient

A trust is conducting an urgent safety review after a clinician operated on the wrong patient.

Jeremy hunt

Health secretary urged to act on CAMHS after teenager's suicide

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been asked to consider the lack of commissioned services for children too anxious to attend hospital appointments following the death of a teenage boy.

Rutland water

CCGs rule out merger as 'unwelcome distraction'

Three clinical commissioning groups in Leicestershire have ruled out merging as it would be “an unwelcome distraction”.

Leicestershire County Hall

Council 'at breaking point' over NHS's push to accountable care system

Leicester City Council has threatened to raise formal concerns with Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland STP over proposals to evolve into an ACS, HSJ has learned.

Building plan

STP to consider ACS plans after regulators intervene

Leaders in Leicestershire will decide this month how to establish a new accountable care system after receiving a “clear message” in favour of the proposal from regulators.

John Adler

Trust chief outlines plans for A&E performance 'surge'

The chief executive of a major acute hospital trust has outlined a series of actions being taken to turnaround the trust’s poor accident and emergency performance.

John Adler

Trust chief tells staff poor performance 'simply cannot continue'

The chief executive of one of the largest acute trusts in England has warned its 12,000 staff that its poor emergency care performance “simply cannot continue”.

Cardiac surgery

NHS England accused of using 'misleading' data for heart surgery closures

NHS England has been accused of lacking transparency and using “inaccurate or misleading” data in its planning for the potential closure of three heart surgery units.

primary care

Commissioners challenge CQC over 'discrepancies' in GP ratings

A commissioning group has challenged Care Quality Commission ratings after a quarter of its GP practices were listed as requiring improvement or inadequate.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Critical incident declared by major acute trust

An acute trust with one of the busiest A&Es in the country declared a critical incident yesterday after patients faced extreme delays in its new £48m emergency department.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Emergency department 'inadequate, chaotic and compromised safety'

INSPECTION: Patient safety was compromised by inadequate services and a chaotic environment at Leicester Royal Infirmary, according to inspectors.

Sir Howard Bernstein

Revealed: Leaders named for eight major STP patches

Work to plan the five-year transformation of NHS services in two of England’s biggest cities is to be led by local authority chief executives, NHS England revealed this afternoon.

Medical tray with syringe, pills and water

Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’

Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.

Doctor with stethoscope

‘Super practice’ vanguard appointed to run A&E ‘front door’

PRIMARY CARE: The primary care ‘super practice’ and vanguard site Lakeside Healthcare has begun triaging ambulatory patients who arrive at Leicester Royal Infirmary’s accident and emergency department.

Queen's Hospital, Burton

Updated: Burton Hospitals leaves special measures

PERFORMANCE: Burton Hospitals Foundation Trust has been removed from regulatory special measures.

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Commissioners look to extend 111 contracts until moratorium ends

COMMERCIAL: Commissioners across the East Midlands are looking to extend their contracts with the region’s biggest providers of NHS 111 services by six months. It follows an NHS England moratorium on procuring fresh contracts until September.

West Leicestershire CCG

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Blood samples

Capita wins contract to support ‘hub and spoke’ pathology venture

Outsourcing company Capita has been awarded a contract to deliver a blood transfusion system as part of plans to create a centralised pathology service across Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.

Queen's Hospital, Burton

Midlands FT reveals shortlist for £120m estate deal

COMMERCIAL: Two construction firms and a consultancy have made the final shortlist of an £120m deal to help a struggling foundation trust improve the efficiency of its estate.