Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.
Two West Midlands trusts have been accused by councillors of “playground politics” in their ongoing failure to agree on the delivery of cancer services.
The team improved patient care in the community by supporting patients to co-design their end of life care around their needs, wishes and lifestyles.
A trust’s use of digital dictation and outsourcing typing to generate letters not just led to reducing delays and costs but wider administrative changes. By Alison Moore
Once nobody in NHS management is bulletproof anymore, everybody in NHS management is bulletproof. By Andy Cowper
Four children were potentially exposed to severe harm after delays in their treatment, as dozens have been on a surgery waiting list for more than a year.
The chief executives of trusts rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission have been in post much longer than those rated inadequate – several of whom have stayed less than a year, HSJ analysis confirms.
Birmingham’s specialist orthopaedic hospital will stop providing paediatric surgery after an external review recommended moving the service to a bigger site.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust: Patients as Catalysts: improving information on uterine fibroids
Almost 70 per cent of NHS trusts have seen a rise in E coli infections in the 12 months up to to January 2017, raising questions over their ability to meet the government’s target to cut rates by 50 per cent in three years.
Dame Julie Moore is to be confirmed as the new lead for the Birmingham and Solihull sustainability and transformation plan.
A top children’s hospital has received the highest possible rating from the Care Quality Commission.
An HSJ roundtable sponsored by Shire brought together experts to ask whether the NHS was taking advantage of all the factors that could improve outcomes for patients with rare diseases. By Alison Moore
Birmingham Women’s Foundation Trust and Birmingham Children’s FT have completed their merger, creating the first single specialist trust for both women and children in England.
The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.
The national lead for maternity has said her local health system will look to more than double its rate of midwife led births by 2020 but suggested it would see a decrease in standalone unit births.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Women’s Hospital foundation trusts will integrate by 1 February 2017, the providers have confirmed.
A prominent STP leader and city council chief executive has hit out at NHS England and NHS Improvement for their “sort out the NHS first” approach to the programme.
Birmingham and Solihull’s sustainability and transformation plan, which has been published today despite NHS England asking for the release of STPs to be delayed, has proposed a single “lead provider” for maternity care.