Bristol PCT

Winterbourne View

Winterbourne View commissioners under fire

“Out of sight, out of mind” commissioning contributed to the abuse of patients at Winterbourne View Hospital going unchecked for more than four years, a serious case review has found.

Graham Rich

Red-rated Bristol foundation trust chief steps down

The chief executive of a foundation trust has stepped down by mutual agreement, just as it was revealed the trust had been given a red rating by Monitor for failing to meet targets.

Dawn Hillier and Patrick Geoghegan

NHS leaders vow to cut emissions by 10pc

NHS organisations are being urged to make a public commitment to cut their carbon dioxide emissions by at least 10 per cent during 2010.

whistle blower

Trusts still fail to give whistleblowers a voice

More than a decade after trusts were told to give staff ‘maximum freedom of speech’, health workers are still scared to raise concerns about care. We look at why whistleblowers are not getting the protection they deserve

One woman tested at the laboratories of the University Hospitals Bristol foundation trust was allegedly cleared by the screening but went on to develop terminal breast cancer. Meanwhile, others were said to have been wrongly told they did have cancer and

Trust to review 3,500 cancer tests following 'misdiagnosis'

Concerns that patients at a hospital trust were misdiagnosed have prompted an independent review of 3,500 cancer tests, it has been revealed.

The foundation trust watchdog Monitor is facing calls to speak out on race equality instead of allowing finances to dominate its attentions.

Monitor urged to take a stand on race equality

The foundation trust watchdog Monitor is facing calls to speak out on race equality instead of allowing finances to dominate its attentions.

Four foundation trusts have been downgraded to an amber compliance level with Care Quality Commission standards

Four foundation trusts on alert for hygiene failures

Four foundation trusts have had their governance ratings set to amber and been ordered to comply with hygiene standards after failing to meet the criteria for full registration with the Care Quality Commission.

When will the remaining trusts become foundations?

NHS chief executive David Nicholson has given trusts a deadline of December 2010 to submit their applications for foundation trust status.

Bullying 'permeating' patient care, warns Healthcare Commission

A bullying culture in the NHS is “permeating the delivery of care”, Healthcare Commission chair Sir Ian Kennedy has told HSJ.

Blood service restructure should be stopped - Unite

Plans to restructure the blood transfusion service should be halted, health union Unite has said.

MPs oppose options for trusts that miss FT deadline

The NHS will face significant political opposition to attempts to eliminate all non-foundation trusts.

MPs oppose options for trusts that miss FT deadline

The NHS will face significant political opposition to attempts to eliminate all non-foundation trusts.