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  • Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

    Acute trust triggers surgery review after never event cluster


    An acute trust has commissioned an external review of its operating theatres following a string of never events, all of which caused harm to patients.

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    Mackey calls for 'urgent' action over winter beds as DTOCs rise


    Regulators have warned that urgent action is needed to ensure enough hospital beds are available over winter, saying that the government’s extra investment in social care failed to reduce the number of delayed discharges.

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    Hospital trusts set out merger plans


    Struggling Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust and neighbouring Ipswich Hospital Trust are likely next week to approve plans to merge.

  • Jeremy Hunt

    Councils to set own targets for cutting delayed transfers


    Councils will be told to set new targets for reducing social care-related delayed transfers, as part of new government measures aimed at speeding up discharge from hospital.

  • University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
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    Critical incident declared by major acute trust


    Trust declares critical incident after increasing attendances and admissions One patient waited 16 hours in the department, a source claims Chief operating officer says no patient waited longer than eight hours following a decision to admit An acute trust with one of the busiest A Es in the

  • Acute services in Dorset are set to change following a review of clinical services.
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    Leading 'ACS' to ask competition regulator to overturn restrictions


    Business case being drawn up to challenge rules imposed after merger was blocked The work is overseen by new joint programme board County submits bid to NHS England for share of £325m fund for capital projects Two foundation trusts whose merger was blocked by competition regulators in a landmark

  • United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
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    Special measures trust makes key board appointments


    United Lincolnshire medical director joins Worcestershire Acute Hospitals New interim finance director seconded from local mental health trust Trust was put back in special measures last month United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust has appointed new interim medical and finance directors this month,

  • Four Black Country trusts aim to make efficiency savings within their pathology services.
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    Trusts aim to create single management team for pathology services


    New management team could be in place by October 2017 Between £2m - £7m could be saved by running single pathology “hub” Last year’s Carter Review called on trusts to consolidate or outsource pathology services if benchmarks are unlikely to be achieved Four hospital trusts have set out plans to

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    Special measures trust appoints successor to Phil Morley


    Former Hinchingbrooke chief executive succeeds controversial chief at special measures trust Lance McCarthy led Hinchingbrooke out of special measures before its merger with Peterborough Princess Alex was rated inadequate and placed in special measures last year Troubled Princess Alexandra

  • United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
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    Second Keogh review trust goes back in special measures


    One of the original Keogh review special measures trusts, United Lincolnshire, rated inadequate Concerns raised about quality, safety, leadership and governance Trust waiting for health secretary’s decision on plans for A E reconfiguration United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has become the