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Regulator braced for deterioration in care standards this year


The Care Quality Commission has assumed standards in the health and social care sectors could deteriorate in 2018-19.

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Trust refuses to release governance report despite being 'fundamentally transformed'

2018-05-21T06:25:00+01:00By Alison Moore1 comments

A foundation trust has refused to release a governance report after a follow up review showed it had been “fundamentally transformed” from having a “dysfunctional” board.

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Hopson: NHS must 'get off the pot' on improving community services

2018-05-20T23:01:00+01:00By 1 comments

The Five Year Forward View has failed NHS community services and a third of community providers cut staff last year, NHS Providers chief executive has said.

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Trusts in separate health economies consider 'stronger collaboration'

2018-05-18T06:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

Two hospital trusts in separate health economies are looking at the benefits of a “stronger working relationship and collaboration”.

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HSE investigates patient death as trust admits failings

2018-05-18T09:08:00+01:00By Alison Moore

The Health and Safety Executive is investigating the death of a patient who absconded from a mental health unit and was then killed by an apparent stranger.

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Uncertainty over NHS pricing tool as deadline looms

2018-05-18T06:00:00+01:00By 4 comments

Uncertainty has arisen over the provision of a price comparison tool used by trusts to analyse and improve their spending, HSJ has learned.

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New ward to eliminate mental health trust out of area placements

2018-05-18T06:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

A mental health trust in a rural location has opened 15 rehabilitation beds to implement a “unique” model of care which it says will eliminate the need for inappropriate out of n area placements.

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NHS leaders face fresh criticism over misleading A&E data

2018-05-17T10:44:00+01:00By 11 comments

Public confidence in official NHS waiting times data “continues to be undermined” because of lack of action by NHS leaders, the government’s statistics watchdog has warned.

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Trust misses finance target by £60m but keeps access to STF

2018-05-17T06:05:00+01:00By 9 comments

A large acute trust in London has missed its original financial target for last year by £60m, but has still been awarded most of its sustainability and transformation funding.

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Deficit trust rejects 'hard to understand' surplus control total

2018-05-17T09:11:00+01:00By 14 comments

A deficit ridden acute trust has rejected a demand by NHS Improvement to deliver a £23m surplus in 2018-19, with local commissioners criticising the imposed target.