Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

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GPs warn trust paperless switch could 'compromise patient care'

Patient care could be “compromised” by trusts’ plans to implement paperless referrals, GPs in the south east have warned.

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Trusts yet to agree permanent deals for former Carillion services

Permanent deals are yet to be agreed by NHS trusts whose facilities management services were hit by the collapse of Carillion, HSJ can reveal.

Susan Acott

Chief executive confirmed for trust with severely challenged A&E

Susan Acott has been appointed as the permanent chief executive of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust after nearly six months as interim leader.

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Highest and lowest trusts in each area for staff witnessing care mistakes

A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.

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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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Serco set to take over Carillion NHS contracts

Facilities management services at five NHS hospital trusts could be taken over by Serco in a £29m deal, following the collapse of Carillion.

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Revealed: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan

NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.

Stephen smith

Former chief executive to chair troubled trust

A former chief executive of Imperial College Healthcare Trust has been appointed as chair at one of the country’s most troubled trusts.

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for maternity care experience

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.

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Revealed: 14 trusts start contingency plans after Carillion collapse

Contingency plans are in operation across 14 NHS trusts after the collapse of construction and facilities management company Carillion.

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Acute trust triggers surgery review after never event cluster

An acute trust has commissioned an external review of its operating theatres following a string of never events, all of which caused harm to patients.

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County leaders plan major stroke service shake-up

Kent and Medway is hoping to become the first area to offer patients thrombectomy outside a neuroscience centre as part of a wider shake-up of stroke services, HSJ has learned.

Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS FT

Analysis by trust: Large majority provide less consultant access at weekends

The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.

Jim mackey

Mackey reveals next steps to tackle 'ridiculous' PFI deals

NHS regulators have set out next steps in their efforts to help trusts buy out private finance initiative contracts which have “absolutely ridiculous” profit margins.

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Hospital group pioneer says more trusts are seeking partnerships

Collaboration gives “the advantages of scale that come with merger and acquisition without the downsides”

Beds

NHS bed occupancy hits record high

The latest NHS bed occupancy figures are the highest ever recorded for a third quarter since quarterly data collections began in 2010, providing a further sign of the system’s capacity challenges.

The Christie

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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Exclusive: Regulator's list reveals trusts slated for takeover or franchise

Several NHS trusts which were slated by officials for takeover or management franchise are revealed in a list obtained by HSJ, which regulators sought to keep secret for 18 months.

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Trust's radiology information system crashes for nine days

A trust has said it has no plans to pull out of its contract for a troubled radiology information system, shortly after its leaders considered terminating the deal early.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Baby STPs

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover