NHS Leicester City CCG

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Backlog of 30,000 reports after vanguard IT system failure

The rollout of a multimillion pound vanguard project imaging system to University Hospitals Leicester Trust led to a 30,000 backlog in image reports, HSJ has learned.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

John Adler

Exclusive: Trust chief pledges to get back on track after opening £48m A&E

University Hospitals of Leicester Trust’s chief executive has promised the provider will hit the four hour target in 2018 – as required by national leaders – after opening a new, £48m accident and emergency department.

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Teaching trust puts major restrictions on operations for second time in six weeks

One of the NHS’s largest trusts has been forced to restrict elective activity for the second time in six weeks due to high demand.

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Teaching trust loses half its sustainability funding as deficit rises

A major teaching trust has been forced to revise its year-end forecast from a £20m to £27m deficit, after failing to hit its financial targets and losing out on half of its sustainability and transformation funding.

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Teaching trust cancels planned operations for first time 'in four years'

One of the NHS’s largest trusts has been forced to restrict elective activity for the first time in “at least four years” due to high demand, HSJ has learned.

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.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.