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Chief nurse leaves maternity investigation trust

The director of nursing and midwifery at a trust undergoing an investigation into its maternity services is set to leave for a new job, HSJ has learned.

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NHSI cautions trust over inaccurate mortality picture

Regulators have written to the chair of a hospital trust at the centre of a probe into maternity care to raise concerns it gave an inaccurate picture of the service’s mortality rates at a public board meeting.

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'Inadequate' trust's controversial hospital reconfiguration approved

Plans to reconfigure acute services in Shropshire, resulting in the downgrading of one A&E, have been given the green light by commissioners.

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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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Best of 2018: HSJ's top mental health stories

As the year draws to an end, we look back on the 10 most-read stories from the mental health sector. These include the announcement of two trust chiefs stepping down and a merger to create the biggest mental health and community trust in the country being delayed

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Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted

More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.

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Dalton condemns ‘blame culture’ after CQC’s ‘prosecution’ comments

The NHS Improvement chief executive has told local leaders he is against a “blame culture” and “fear of punishment”, in response to the Care Quality Commission’s new boss saying it will prosecute more providers.

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Troubled trust's leadership rated 'inadequate' by CQC

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has been rated “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission following months of concerns over the safety of the trust’s accident and emergency, and maternity services.

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'Flexible' pay cap helps trust avoid A&E closure

A trust has reversed its decision to close one of its accident and emergency departments overnight after being given flexibility over the pay cap for agency doctors.


Troubled trust to be placed into ‘special measures’

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust is set to be placed into “special measures” by NHS Improvement, HSJ has learned.

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Exclusive: Under fire trust receives third CQC warning

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has received another warning from the Care Quality Commission over the safety of its services, HSJ has learned.

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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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.