Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

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Inconsistent leadership undermining safety of maternity services, says CQC

Inconsistent leadership and poor teamworking, lack of risk oversight and a failure to engage with women’s needs are among the issues continuing to affect the safety of some hospital maternity services, the Care Quality Commission has found.

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‘Significant risks to patient safety and trust’s reputation’ uncovered by external review

A gastroenterology service was ‘in a very poor state with significant risks to patient safety’ and had poor teamworking which ‘blighted’ the service, an external review found.

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Trusts team up for weekend surgery drive to cut paediatric waiting times

Three acute trusts have teamed up to carry out surgical procedures on hundreds of children over several weekends as part of plans to tackle waiting lists in the region.

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Revealed: The seven trusts getting £6m each for tech improvements

Seven trusts will receive £6m each over the next three years in the second phase of Matt Hancock’s plan to improve IT infrastructure in the health service.

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Ex-nurse appointed CEO of hospital trust

Salisbury NHS FT has appointed a former nurse as its new chief executive officer.

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Chief leaps to larger neighbour

The Royal United Hospitals Bath Foundation Trust has hired a new chief executive from a neighbouring acute provider.

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Revealed: The trusts put on notice over risks to staff

NHS providers were given 40 official warnings because regulators believed they were failing to protect staff from violence, injury and hazardous substances in the past two years, HSJ can reveal.

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Two-thirds of trusts failing to protect staff from violence

Around two-thirds of NHS providers were found to be breaking laws aimed at protecting staff from violence and aggression, when inspected by the Health and Safety Executive, information released to HSJ reveals.

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Named: The trusts receiving new cash for scanners

The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.

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Long-serving chief executive to retire

The chief executive officer of Royal United Hospitals Bath Foundation Trust is to retire.

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Exclusive: NHS England told to act on internal review to end 'avoidable harm'

Spinal patients have been exposed to “avoidable harm” due to “wholly unacceptable” delays in their treatment, according to an unpublished NHS England report.

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Exclusive: Genomic trusts named but 18 months from full operation

Seven hub trusts and 27 partners have been selected to be part of a high profile new genomic test network, but will not be fully operational for a further 18 months.

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Three hospital trusts to form alliance

Three acute trusts in the South West have agreed to form a hospital alliance focusing on identifying gaps in workforce and capital across the region.

Digital pathology

Up to eight trusts to share pathology system

Pathologists in one of England’s most advanced health economies have launched a procurement for a common IT system across laboratories at up to eight NHS trusts.

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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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In full: Trusts with staff transfer plans

HSJ has identified 19 providers that have already established a subsidiary company to manage their estate, plus 16 that have told staff they are considering the move.

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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.

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

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.

Communication

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Communication

Northampton General Hospital Trust: Nurse Bank Recruitment Campaign