Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

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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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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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CCG backs down over patient transport funding cuts

Kidney patients in Cornwall relying on dialysis treatment will continue to receive NHS funded transport to hospital after commissioners reversed a decision to make them pay.

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CQC orders trust to make 'significant improvements' by next week

Patient safety is not prioritised enough at a special measures trust’s maternity and surgery units, the chief inspector of hospitals has warned.

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Seven NHS organisations transforming mental health care

HSJ Solutions is the largest database of validated best practice in the NHS. Here you will find workable and evidence based solutions to everyday challenges facing the NHS.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Innovation in mental health

Read on to find out about the organisations shortlisted for the Innovation in Mental Health category at the HSJ Awards 2017

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In depth: Trusts respond to vascular GIRFT review

HSJ approached all the trusts that were at or beneath the threshold for one or more of the GIRFT vascular activity measures. Many gave candid descriptions of their issues and what they planned to do, or had done, about them.

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Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.

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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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Trust has 'important concerns' over national cancer reconfiguration

Leaders of an acute trust have argued that national proposals to centralise certain cancer treatments will result in worse care for its patients and cause shortages of specialist staff.

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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.

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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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Revealed: 25 trusts 'likely' to get funding for safety technology

Funding for 25 NHS trusts to introduce barcoding technology to improve patient safety and efficiency could be announced early next year.

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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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Revealed: Seven trusts breaching break even duty until 2022

Seven NHS trusts believe they will not technically break even for five years or more, with two requiring until 2026, HSJ analysis reveals.

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Warning over surgery delays for thousands of patients

A leading surgeon was warned thousands of patients are not being prioritised for gallbladder surgery after pancreatitis – despite the risk of the condition returning that in some cases could kill them.

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Trust reviews entire department waiting lists after inadequate rating

An inadequate trust is risk assessing every patient on its elective cardiology and ophthalmology waiting list in response to be being put in special measures earlier this month.

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CCG leaders admit struggle to balance day job with STP roles

Senior members of an inadequate clinical commissioning group have said directors’ ability to carry out their jobs is hampered because of extra work related to their sustainability and transformation partnership.

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Trust faces special measures amid quality and bullying concerns

England’s most south westerly trust is set to be placed in special measures after it was rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission.