Heart Of England NHS Foundation Trust

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Major trust CEO to face GMC panel

The chief executive of one of England’s largest acute trusts is to appear before a General Medical Council investigation committee, after being accused of providing misleading and inaccurate information to the regulator.

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Two-year waiters for elective care up by half to just under 4,000

The number of patients waiting more than two years for elective care has grown by nearly half in the space of one month, HSJ analysis can reveal.

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Top teaching hospital suspends most cancer surgery

A large trust in the West Midlands has told patients it is suspending “a high proportion” of non-urgent cancer surgery, HSJ has learned.

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Dame Julie Moore announces retirement

Dame Julie Moore has announced her retirement from the newly merged University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust.

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Dame Julie Moore dismisses further hospital takeover

Dame Julie Moore has dismissed suggestions of another takeover of a neighbouring trust but says the boundaries between acute providers are “blurring” across Birmingham and Solihull.

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Trusts and NHS Improvement reach hospital takeover deal

One of the biggest hospital trusts in the country will form on Sunday following a deal being reached after months of wrangling with NHS Improvement.

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Rogue surgeon inquiry to investigate NHS private sector referrals

The way NHS patients are referred to and from the private sector by individual professionals will be examined by an independent inquiry, the government has announced.

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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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King's Fund chief executive announces departure

Chris Ham has announced he will leave the King’s Fund at the end of 2018.

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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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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.

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Exclusive: Trusts missing key Carter targets

The majority of NHS hospital trusts have failed to hit the three key efficiency targets set out in the Carter review on time, HSJ research has found.

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Exclusive: NHS makes little progress cutting specialised income 'long tail'

The spread of specialised services across English hospital trusts has remained relatively unchanged over the last four years, despite a consensus that greater consolidation is needed in some areas.

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Major hospital merger held up in funding talks

A merger that would create one of the biggest trusts in England has been delayed amid ongoing talks with NHS Improvement over funding.

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NHS Improvement abandons consultancy turnaround programme

A financial turnaround project where management consultants are sent to work with NHS trusts has been shelved by NHS Improvement, HSJ has learned.

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NHS could face more compensation claims after surgeon scandal

Clinicians who work across the public and private sectors could leave the NHS open to more compensation claims following the Ian Paterson scandal, the chief executive of NHS Resolution has warned.

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Trusts must reduce deficits by two-thirds to hit official forecast

NHS trusts must reduce their combined monthly deficit to £107m to meet the official forecast figures in the second half of 2017-18, after recording a monthly deficit of almost £300m in the first half of the year.

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Exclusive: One in four hospital trusts routinely pay suppliers late

More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.

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Landmark hospital merger to lead to major service reshuffle

A merger to create one of the country’s largest acute trusts will lead to some specialist services being shifted between hospitals, an NHS Improvement report reveals.