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Ex SHA chief gets top integration job

Three “sustainability and transformation partnerships” are to share a single chairman.

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'Pretty angry' CEO accuses neighbouring trust of poor planning

An NHS trust chief executive has criticised his neighbouring provider for “poor” planning ahead of the part closure of its accident and emergency department next month.

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Trust consultants write letter of support for under fire board

Consultants at an under fire trust have written a letter of support for their board amid public outcry over the safety of the organisation’s services.

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Trust prosecuted for asbestos failings

An NHS trust in the West Midlands is to be prosecuted for asbestos failures by the Health and Safety Executive.

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Chief officer for West Midlands CCG to step down

The accountable officer for Shropshire clinical commissioning group has announced his intention to retire next March

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Patients diverted to neighbouring trust as A&E closes

A hospital trust will divert A&E attendees to a neighbouring organisation after its board signed off a temporary closure of its own unit at night.

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Revealed: The slowest invoice payers in the NHS

A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.

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Revealed: New safety fears at troubled DGH

A maternity department facing investigation into more than 100 alleged cases of poor care has been found by the CQC to be repeating mistakes which led to avoidable deaths almost 10 years ago, HSJ can reveal today.

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Exclusive: More than 100 maternity cases to be probed at Midlands trust

More than 100 cases of allegedly poor maternity care at a troubled NHS trust are now set to be independently investigated - after earlier concerns highlighted by HSJ led to more families coming forward.

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Exclusive: Trust staff blow whistle over bullying to council leader

A local authority leader has called for an independent investigation into allegations of bullying made by staff at a scandal-hit trust, HSJ can reveal

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Exclusive: Dozens more maternity failings exposed at scandal hit trust

Dozens more cases of poor care have been uncovered at a hospital’s maternity service, which is already under investigation for failing 23 families, HSJ has learned.

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CQC warning amid claim hospital patients treated like 'cattle'

A troubled trust has been warned it could face enforcement action by the CQC amid claims by its own staff patients were being treated like “animals and cattle” in “unsafe, demeaning, undignified, and disgusting” conditions.

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Updated: Nurses walk away from ‘unsustainable’ A&E amid safety fears

Five nurses have resigned from an “unsustainable” A&E department in the last two months with at least one leaving after raising safety concerns.

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'Experiment' for new A&E target in the Midlands

NHS organisations in the West Midlands are set to run a “controlled experiment” around a new waiting time target for accident and emergency services, HSJ can reveal.

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Six trusts named as 'outliers' in lung cancer audit

A hospital trust is considering hiring more nurse specialists after being flagged as an outlier for lung cancer treatment.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Best Product or Innovation for Patient Safety (public)

Winner Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust: Body worn video on mental health wards

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Cancer Care

Winner Belfast Health and Social Care Trust: Improving the safety of chemotherapy prescribing through implementation of a standardised electronic assessment proforma

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NHS Improvement rejects bids for small trust takeover

NHS Improvement has rejected two separate bids to take over a community trust, claiming neither submission met the full criteria.

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Ten innovators in cancer care

This week we look at the organisations shortlisted for their innovative work in cancer care.

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Government allocates £760m capital funding

The government has today allocated £760m capital for building projects, including a major acute reconfiguration in the Midlands, and another £150m for “efficiency” investments.