Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

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Trusts singled out for failing at 'bog standard' IT

The failure of parts of the NHS to use “bog standard” IT is undermining the case to Treasury for more technology funding, an NHS England director has said.

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Waiting times blow out to 22 weeks as elective admissions falter

Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay

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Exclusive: Patients at risk as blood clot assessments decline

Thousands of hospital patients are being put at risk of developing deadly blood clots that cost the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds because of a failure to carry out a routine assessment.

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Consultants fear trust services will be moved under 'shared leadership'

Consultants at a rural acute and community trust have raised fears services will be moved to another provider under a potential shared leadership model.

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Former PCT chief returns to NHS to lead STP and CCGs

A former primary care trust chief is set to lead a health economy on an interim basis after local managers were unable to find a candidate to take on the role permanently.

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Long waits soar as hospitals struggle to admit

Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.

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Consultants move to block medical director's chief executive bid

Consultants at an acute and community trust have attempted to block the medical director’s potential bid to become chief executive amid allegations of bullying and intimidation.

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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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Trust delays waiting time reporting again

Persistent problems with a new electronic patient record system will stop an integrated acute and community trust from reporting its elective waiting times for nearly a year.

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Shocking deterioration in RTT waiting times

Elective RTT waiting times shot up by over a week in December, in the fastest monthly increase since 2010, notes Rob Findlay

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Waiting times steady despite slowdown in admissions

Yet another large trust stopped reporting its referral to treatment data, which clouded the picture for the latest November figures and raised non-reported waiting lists to a new record.

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Trust chief executive to retire in March

The chief executive of an acute and community trust is to retire at the end of March.

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Hospital sent patient data to USA by mistake

Patient data held by a hospital trust was erroneously sent to and stored on a company’s server in USA, amid problems with a new electronic patient record system.

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Exclusive: More than 50 trusts yet to carry out post-Grenfell fire checks

More than 50 NHS trusts have confirmed they have not had a fire service inspection since the Grenfell Tower disaster – despite all providers being ordered to arrange them just days after the fire.

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A&E survey: Best and worst performing trusts revealed

Five trusts have been identified as offering a poor overall experience to patients in their accident and emergency departments, based on a new Care Quality Commission patient survey.

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Devon trusts to share staff across region

Medical staff will work across trusts in a success regime region under a new system devised by health chiefs to reduce pressure on struggling services.

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Pioneering acute and community trust hails 'successful' first year of home care

An acute and community trust that was the first in the NHS to enter the home care market says the first year of its new service has exceeded its expectations.

Acute services across the Devon healthcare system have been the subject of a review by local clinicians and NHS managers.

All A&Es to stay open under proposals for troubled health economy

Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust; Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust; Plymouth Hospitals Trust; Northern Devon Healthcare Trust

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Analysis: Patients waiting over four hours in A&E up tenfold over decade

The number of patients waiting more than four hours for admission after a decision to admit to accident and emergency has grown nearly tenfold in a decade, new figures show.

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Analysis: Over 100 trusts report rise in E coli infections in a year

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.