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Former staff at a Midlands acute trust have raised concerns over a ‘toxic management culture’ and ‘unsafe’ staffing levels within its maternity services, HSJ has learned.
Sir David Nicholson, former NHS England chief executive, has been appointed to chair a second acute trust in the Midlands, it has been announced.
Two trusts have agreed to appoint a joint chair amid efforts to form a group model across their sustainability and transformation partnership.
The rate that England’s acute hospital beds are filling with covid patients has slowed down nationally — but a handful of trusts are still reporting growing occupancy rates despite four weeks of national lockdown.
Three acute trusts across the Black Country and West Birmingham have been forced to cancel some planned procedures as covid-19 pressures mount, HSJ can confirm.
NHS England and Improvement has written to trusts in the Black Country urging them to “rapidly” agree on a hospital group model, HSJ can reveal
Concerns relating to a chief executive who has been on sick leave since June had previously been raised to the Care Quality Commission and passed to his trust, HSJ has learned.
New analysis from Edge Health shows that district general hospitals around the centre of London have been the hardest hit by the covid-19 surge, says George Batchelor
Seventy-two trusts had recorded at least one coronavirus death on Sunday, an increase of 15 on Friday.
A second coronavirus spike appears to be emerging in the West Midlands, with one of the region’s trusts now reporting nine deaths from the illness.
More than half the compensation claims in ophthalmology relate to late treatment or missed follow-ups, new data reveals.
The Department of Health and Social Care repaid £42m to investors of a failed PFI scheme three months before it emerged the fee was not required, according to auditors.
Dozens of patients suffered permanent or long-term harm to their eyes after waiting too long for a follow-up appointment, HSJ can reveal — with thousands more waiting over a year longer than they should have.
Providers are failing to recover tens of millions of pounds from overseas visitors despite a major clampdown on so-called health tourists.
A leading foundation trust says inflexible Treasury rules are preventing it from buying out a private finance initiative contract, which could deliver savings of £30m a year.
Sandwell and West Birmingham GPs have rejected a proposal to break-up their clinical commissioning group, despite the city’s local medical committee saying a vote against the split would be a “disaster”.
West Birmingham GPs are being encouraged to break away and join a new CCG, despite strong opposition from the local hospital trust, which has described the proposal as “perplexing”.
A West Midlands trust will no longer recruit staff who have not had an immunisation for mumps, measles and rubella.
A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts based on the share of employees experiencing violence from patients, relatives or the public in the last 12 months, according to the NHS staff survey 2018.