Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Trust considers pre-booking private capacity to safeguard A&E performance

A trust is proposing an extended moratorium on elective care over Christmas 2019 and Easter 2020, and pre-booking outsourcing to private providers in an attempt to shore up emergency care performance and cut cancellations.

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Revealed: The trusts failing to meet national efficiency targets

NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.

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Trust postpones trials after regulator partially suspends licence

A trust has been unable to start some new cancer trials as planned after regulators partially suspended its licence to manufacture medicines.

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Last minute talks save first of its kind joint venture

A last-ditch agreement has stopped a pioneering joint venture between a GP federation and an acute trust from falling apart.

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National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding

Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.

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Exclusive: Tens of thousands of junior doctors working beyond contract

Junior doctors have worked beyond their contracted terms and conditions more than 63,000 times since 2015, resulting in fines worth more than £250,000, HSJ can reveal today.

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Shelford Group trust chief takes charity role

The former chief executive of a Shelford Group hospital trust is taking up a role leading a charity.

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Deputy appointed to trust chief executive role

The deputy chief executive of the Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust is stepping up to the top job.

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GIRFT announces first mental health clinical lead

The Getting It Right First Time programme has today announced four new clinical leads, including its first for the mental health sector.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Changing Culture

Winner East Cheshire Trust: Maintaining patient safety in times of escalation – an organisational approach

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Two more digital 'exemplars' to get £7.5m

NHS England has picked two more regions to receive up to £7.5m to create detail health and care patient records.

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HSIB to roll out maternity investigations across England by March 2019

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch will not achieve national coverage of maternity incidents until March next year, it has told HSJ.

Money

Financial performance: Best and worst of 2017-18

Twenty NHS providers accounted for almost £600m of deterioration against the trust sector’s financial plans in 2017-18.

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Trust sector reports 'window dressing' deficit of almost £1bn

NHS trusts ended last year with a combined deficit of £960m, according to accounting data published by regulators.

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Major teaching trust announces new chief executive

A major teaching hospital has recruited a former pharmacist as its new chief executive.

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Trust refuses to release governance report despite being 'fundamentally transformed'

A foundation trust has refused to release a governance report after a follow up review showed it had been “fundamentally transformed” from having a “dysfunctional” board.

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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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Four trusts looking into pharmacy joint venture

Trusts in Berkshire and Surrey are looking at creating a pharmacy joint venture modelled on their existing pathology service.

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IT upgrade disrupted waiting times and follow-ups, trust admits

A trust has had two months of disruption after an upgrade to its patient administration system which led to patients waiting longer, a rise in “did not attends” and temporary staff being employed to type letters.

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Revealed: Trusts performing worst against race equality target

Papworth Hospital Foundation Trust was the worst trust in England for racial bias in its formal disciplinary process last financial year.