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  • Heart monitor
    HSJ Local

    Trust in special measures after safety and leadership failings


    Princess Alexandra Hospital rated inadequate and placed in special measures CQC highlights serious concerns around patient safety, leadership and failure to hit key targets Inspectors says leadership could not “clearly articulate vision for trust” The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust, which has long struggled against key ...

  • Front of Medway Maritime Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Chair steps down from special measures FT


    The chair of a troubled trust has stepped down with immediate effect just weeks before a crucial inspection.

  • Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
    HSJ Local

    Foundation trust taken out of special measures


    Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust taken out of special measures CQC raises the trust’s overall rating from inadequate to reguires improvement Trust to be given support to address safety concerns A mental health trust has been taken out of special measures after inspectors upgraded its ...

  • X ray
    HSJ Local

    Trust's radiology information system crashes for nine days


    System crash meant patients had to attend clinics without their imaging report Board papers said the trust had “plans to give notice” on the contract Trust says patient care was “not compromised” by the system failure A trust has said it has no plans to ...

  • Grantham Hospital
    HSJ Local

    A&E night closure sees two patients a night sent elsewhere


    Early data from controversial move suggests average of just two patients a night needed transporting to alternative A E, says trust Night closure of Grantham unit resulted in admissions being reduced from 14 to 12 per day, trust says Royal College of Emergency Medicine says trust took ...

  • Handshake
    HSJ Local

    South East trusts target April merger


    Two Essex mental health trusts set out merger timetable Organisation will have new name: Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust Trusts will discuss final business case in November before regulators scrutinise deal Two Essex mental health trusts are aiming to merge by April under a new ...

  • London

    Commissioning support units to merge


    Two commissioning support units are to merge next year, HSJ can reveal.

  • inspection
    HSJ Local

    CQC closed unit after CQC warning notice


    Mental health and community services trust given requires improvement rating Child and adolescent unit rated inadequate Concerns over lack of action to tackle ligature points North East London Foundation Trust has been given a ’requires improvement’ rating by the Care Quality Commission after inspectors issued ...

  • Lungx x-ray
    HSJ Local

    Trust's mortality concerns persist despite multiple improvement drives


    East and North Hertfordshire Trust had outlier SHMI rates in five out of the eight reporting periods since 2014 “Large difference” between HSMR and SHMI rates due to palliative care coding Latest quality account report raised concerns over information governance, lower rate of incident reporting and never ...

  • Cambridge

    Trust chiefs deny 'low-balling' bid before major contract collapse


    UnitingCare providers deny making a knowingly unrealistic bid for £750m contract Trusts, NHS England and CCG accuse previous provider of not being transparent over the service costs Previous provider Cambridgeshire Community Services Trust robustly rejects charge NHS trusts involved in the UnitingCare debacle have denied ...

  • Simon Stevens

    New rules to follow £750m contract debacle and Brexit


    There will be a new “checklist” for CCGs and assurance process for providers involved in big contracts Simon Stevens suggests Brexit could offer opportunity to change procurement rules Strategic Projects Team was disbanded because NHS England was “not satisfied with the quality of their work” ...

  • Hinchingbrooke Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Exclusive: Hinchingbrooke names private partner for £150m building project


    Plan says “strategic estates partnership” could secure £5m of recurrent income by letting property and managing land use Trust is seeking approval from Treasury and NHS Improvement Strategic estates partnerships are being closely watched by ministers as means for delivering NHS capital project A district ...

  • John Oldham

    Capitated budgets are a good deal for long term conditions


    With the Year of Care capitation tariff attracting global interest, capitation budgets are becoming a mainstream need for seamless care of patients with long term conditions

  • Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
    HSJ Local

    Southern Health services continue to be disbanded


    Hertfordshire Partnership University FT will take on some of Southern Health’s specialist learning disability services Contract covers people living in Buckinghamshire and will focus on community care Southern Health divested of services after recognising it could no longer offer the area a “safe and effective” service ...

  • Colchester Hospital

    CQC launches inquiry into trusts failing to improve


    Only six out out of 21 trusts re-inspected by the CQC in 2015-16 showed overall improvement Review commissioned to discover “underlying reasons” why trusts are struggling to improve Colchester chief executive calls for single “oversight committees” to become more common The Care Quality Commission has ...

  • Dave Hodgson, Mayor of Bedford
    HSJ Local

    Mayor calls for new approach to Bedford reconfiguration


    COMMISSIONING: A “flawed” review of health services should be rejected in full rather than become part of sustainability and transformation plan for health and social care integration, according to the elected mayor of Bedford Borough Council.

  • Milton Keynes Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Local A&E review scrapped in favour of STP


    Standalone review of A E services at Bedford and Milton Keynes hospitals merged into regional STP Decision made between NHS England and CCGs after draft STP submitted at end of June Bedford Hospital appeared unaware review was ending just two weeks prior to announcement ACUTE ...

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  • Hinchingbrooke Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Hinchingbrooke chair: Ditching Circle management structure key to turnaround


    Replacing management structure put in by private firm which previously ran trust was key to turning around performance, says chair Alan Burns praises efforts of staff across Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust Reduction in trust’s A E opening hours not the way forward, he says INTERVIEW: ...

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    HSJ Local

    Former franchise trust to exit special measures


    Hospital run for three years by private company taken out of special measures after it was handed back to full NHS control last year CQC rates Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust good overall Emergency department rated requires improvement PERFORMANCE: The district general hospital run for three ...