Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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GIRFT announces first mental health clinical lead

The Getting It Right First Time programme has today announced four new clinical leads, including its first for the mental health sector.

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Hospital review after prison labour leads to stillbirth

A hospital is changing some of its procedures after the stillbirth of a baby whose mother was transferred from a local prison during labour.

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Trust considers contract notice over sale of BMI Healthcare

A trust is reviewing an agreement with private operator BMI Healthcare in a bid to retain more control if the company gets new owners.

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HSIB to roll out maternity investigations across England by March 2019

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch will not achieve national coverage of maternity incidents until March next year, it has told HSJ.

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

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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Trusts reveal plans to centralise services after GIRFT review

Trusts have begun taking steps to centralise vascular surgery following an NHS Improvement clinical review, HSJ can reveal.

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In depth: Trusts respond to vascular GIRFT review

HSJ approached all the trusts that were at or beneath the threshold for one or more of the GIRFT vascular activity measures. Many gave candid descriptions of their issues and what they planned to do, or had done, about them.

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In full: Pathology network proposals

HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.

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Four trusts looking into pharmacy joint venture

Trusts in Berkshire and Surrey are looking at creating a pharmacy joint venture modelled on their existing pathology service.

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Commissioners outline stroke services shake-up

Major plans to reform stroke services in Kent and Medway could leave the east of the county with just one stroke centre and the west of the county without one at all.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Care of Older People

Lewisham and Greenwich Trust: A Safer Approach to Ethical Feeding Decisions

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Trust admits patient harm after cancer appointments not followed up

An acute trust has admitted that 22 of its cancer patients, including three who have either died or are terminally ill, could have been harmed after appointments were not followed up.

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Revealed: Trusts chosen to pilot new efficiency rating

Two trusts have been chosen by NHS Improvement and the Care Quality Commission to pilot the new use of resources rating, ahead of a national rollout that is expected to be delayed.

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Foundation trusts call off merger

A planned merger of two acute foundation trusts has been called off after one of the providers involved decided merging did not offer the best chance of stabilising either finances or services.

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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Roundtable: How about some big action on data

The NHS must ensure that informatics’ potential for savings and productivity must be fulfilled quickly

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Hospitals providing stroke services to be cut in Kent

SERVICE DESIGN: The number of hospitals in Kent and Medway admitting patients for treatment after a stroke is likely to be reduced to three or four.

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Litigation authority payments drag down trust's deficit

FINANCE: A trust which is being investigated by NHS Improvement after its deficit soared says part of it was due to an extra payment to the NHS Litigation Authority.

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Revealed: First digital maturity index scores in full

This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.