Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Best Product or Innovation for Patient Safety (public)

Winner Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust: Body worn video on mental health wards

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

'System approach' helps trust boost A&E performance by 40 percentage points

Extra beds, more staff at night, and twice-daily meetings with health economy chiefs are among the factors that caused an “inadequate” trust’s A&E performance to rocket by nearly 40 percentage points in two months.

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New ward to eliminate mental health trust out of area placements

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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70 trusts working with NHSI to boost workforce retention

Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.

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Trust chief warns county council over unpaid invoices

A foundation trust boss in a struggling health economy has raised the prospect of a “formal dispute” with the county council over more than £2m of late invoice payments.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Trusts halt merger plans after NHS Improvement feedback

Two trusts have stopped a potential merger after NHS Improvement said the problems faced by their health economy need to be fixed first, HSJ has learned.

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Council to become 'strategic commissioner for all healthcare' in county

Cornwall Council is set to take over the functions of Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group as part of the development of an accountable care system.

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Trust agrees short term deal over £26m property dispute

An interim deal has been struck between a mental health and community provider and NHS Property Services amid a row over liability for millions in estates maintenance costs.

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Workforce shortage delays mental health safety checks

The Care Quality Commission has increased pay for doctors carrying out essential safeguarding visits for mental health patients after a workforce shortage resulted in waiting time targets being missed.

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Updated: The NHS trusts with the highest DTOC rates

The NHS is unlikely to meet a government target to cut delayed transfers of care to 3.5 per cent of its overall 131,000 bed base by next month, analysis of official data published today suggests.

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Trusts set up joint board in move towards accountable care system

An acute trust and a mental health and community provider have set up a joint board in a significant step towards closer working and the creation of an accountable care system.

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CCG gives green light to service switch in breach of procurement law

Commissioners have agreed to help an acute trust access more incentive funding through changing the way its accident and emergency performance is reported – despite the decision breaching procurement regulations.

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Revealed: Trusts receiving biggest cut of £300m STF 'bonus'

Several community and mental health trusts have received significant extra investment funding that was originally intended for the acute sector.

The contract is for 111 and out-of-hours GP services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

New NHS-private partnership wins £48m contract

Commissioners have awarded a £48m contract for out of hours GP and 111 services to a consortium of public and private providers including an acute trust.

Bodmin Hospital is one of many hospitals run by the trust.

Regulator called in to settle trust’s multimillion pound rent dispute

NHS Improvement has been brought in to resolve a dispute between NHS Property Services and an NHS trust that claims it faces being made liable for maintenance costs worth more than 15 per cent of its income.

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Revealed: CQC inspects 40 providers after whistleblower concerns

Whistleblowers’ complaints to the Care Quality Commission have resulted in 40 providers having inspections instigated or brought forward in the last year.

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Revealed: Trusts in mix for millions in digital funding

Fourteen mental health trusts are vying to secure up to £5m of central funding as part of the digital exemplars programme, HSJ understands.

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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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Deep South: The cost of Kernow

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell