South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

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King's Fund chief to chair STP

Outgoing King’s Fund chief executive Sir Chris Ham has been appointed as independent chair of a sustainability and transformation partnership in the West Midlands.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Maternity and Midwifery Services

Winner HM Prison Low Newton, Durham: The development of perinatal and maternity care pathways for women in the judicial system

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Hospital chain expands after CEO retires

A West Midlands hospital chain will expand to cover three trusts, following the resignation of a neighbouring trust’s chief executive.

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Trusts singled out for failing at 'bog standard' IT

The failure of parts of the NHS to use “bog standard” IT is undermining the case to Treasury for more technology funding, an NHS England director has said.

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The Commissioner: New commissioners – a lead provider

What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable insight for commissioners, by Dave West.

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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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Exclusive: Trusts missing key Carter targets

The majority of NHS hospital trusts have failed to hit the three key efficiency targets set out in the Carter review on time, HSJ research has found.

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Pathology network tenders £112m contract amid potential expansion

Pathology chiefs in the West Midlands have tendered a major contract despite uncertainty over whether they will follow NHS Improvement’s recommendations about which trusts will be in their network.

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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.

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Updated: The NHS trusts with the highest DTOC rates

The NHS is unlikely to meet a government target to cut delayed transfers of care to 3.5 per cent of its overall 131,000 bed base by next month, analysis of official data published today suggests.

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'Massive' pool of untapped cash for NHS from property developers

Trusts could use housing developments to tap into tens of millions of pounds in new income, after a West Midlands trust set a new legal precedent.

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New trust 'foundation group' formed across counties

Two West Midlands trusts have formed a “foundation group” to create twin accountable care organisations despite being separated by an entire county.

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CCGs avoid tender process with £57m contract award

Two incumbent community providers have been named as the lead contractors for a new £57m out of hospital services model proposed for Coventry and Warwickshire.

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Top chief executives roundtable, part two: questions of quality

In the second part of our roundtable, our panellists debated sustainability, social media, the demise of heroic leadership and the changing nature of the job

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Trusts could lose acute beds in stroke services shake-up

Strokes services in Coventry and Warwickshire could be centralised under a plan that will see two hospitals lose all their acute stroke beds.

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Almost half of NHS staff say wards are understaffed

Almost half of NHS staff say there are not enough of them to do their jobs properly, according to the latest NHS staff survey.

Andrew Morris

Revealed: The NHS’s top trust chief executives in 2017

Standout trends in this year’s rankings include the prevalence of the multi-trust leader, the influence of outstanding CQC ratings and the rise of women chief executives

David Williams

What's new in care models: Can a long distance relationship work?

Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View. By integration reporter David Williams.

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Trusts make first moves towards hospital chain

Three board members from South Warwickshire Foundation Trust are being appointed to run Wye Valley Trust in the first move towards creating a hospital chain, HSJ can reveal.

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Minister criticises regulator for 'encouraging' local trust takeover

A government minister has claimed his local hospital trust is about to be taken over, and accused NHS Improvement of arranging the deal without properly consulting patients or staff.

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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What's new in care models: Keeping GPs onside

Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View, by integration reporter David Williams.

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Wide variation found in emergency specialist surgery mortality rates

Wide variation has been uncovered across hospitals in emergency bowel and abdominal surgery mortality rates in an annual audit.

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Analysis: 20 trusts behind half of A&E performance decline

Twenty hospitals trusts are responsible for more than half the overall decline in the annual accident and emergency waiting times performance, HSJ analysis reveals.

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CCG abandons controversial community services procurement

A clinical commissioning group has abandoned its high profile competitive tender for community services in favour of a joint programme with two neighbouring commissioners.

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What’s New in Care Models: Competitive tendering at the crossroads

Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View, by our senior correspondent on integration David Williams.

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CCG launches competition for major older people's services contract

Commissioners in the West Midlands have embarked on a competitive tender process for out of hospital care in the face of criticism from the main incumbent provider.

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Pharma companies banned from sponsoring CCG's events

COMMERCIAL: Pharmaceutical companies will no longer be allowed to sponsor events organised by South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Carter: Diagnostic services should hit new targets, merge, or outsource

Trusts that cannot achieve new benchmarks for pathology will have to agree by next January to outsourcing or sharing services with other providers, Lord Carter is expected to recommend.

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Revealed: Trusts' estimated savings potential

By using publicly available data, HSJ has been able to closely match the methodology used by Lord Carter to produce trusts’ headline “savings opportunity” figures. Here we list the least and most efficient trusts according to the headline measure, as well as data for all trusts.

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FT 'disappointed' by community services tender

COMMERCIAL: A foundation trust is planning a joint bid with GPs to run out of hospital care after commissioners decided to run a competitive tender to improve local services.

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Midlands trust chief executive joins national A&E support team

The chief executive of South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has joined a new emergency support team set up by the national regulators and the Department of Health.

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Leadership inquiry: Watch this space

Panel debate the challenges for developing leaders

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South Warwickshire FT and GPs plan joint contract bids

COMMERCIAL: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has established a partnership with a large scale GP federation, with the intention of bidding together for a local community services contract.

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Best Places to Work 2015 - Acute Trusts

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New chair at South Warwickshire Foundation Trust

WORKFORCE: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has appointed a new chair.

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End Game: Ministers for plague and sunscreen

What the new recruits can do for the Department of Health

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HSJ Top Chief Executives 2015

HSJ’s second annual list

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Exclusive: Vanguard areas call for tender moratorium

NHS England and Monitor are facing calls to exempt ‘vanguard’ areas from requirements to tender services, amid fears that procurement processes could undermine efforts to establish integrated primary, community and acute care models.

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A&E consultants resign en masse from trust

Five accident and emergency consultants have resigned from a troubled West Midlands acute trust across two hospitals, including all four consultants from one department.

Midlands trust chief executive to retire

WORKFORCE: The chief executive of Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust has announced she will retire later this year.

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Good practice case study: integrating systems for better care

South Warwickshire Foundation Trust set up three discharge-to-access pathways that cut down the length of hospital stay for older patients

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Exclusive: NHS spent £1.8m on abandoned George Eliot competition

The NHS spent £1.78m on an abandoned procurement to find an organisation to take over George Eliot Hospital Trust, HSJ can reveal

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HSJ reveals the top healthcare employers

Four clinical commissioning groups are among the top 10 Best Places to Work in healthcare

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Best Places to Work 2014 – acute trust

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End Game: Managers take trust by storm

Managers had an electrifying time in South Warwickshire

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FT subsidiary takes over Circle clinic

A private firm wholly owned by a Midlands foundation trust is to take over the running of a private clinic from Circle

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Exclusive: NHS trust under private management faces deficit again

Private healthcare provider Circle is expected to have to dip into its own coffers for the second year running to cover a deficit at Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust, HSJ has learned.

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Competition to run district general hospital is abandoned

A tender process for the running of George Eliot Hospital Trust has been abandoned, it was announced today.

West Midlands trusts partner to deliver breastfeeding support

South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has announced it is working with George Eliot Hospital Trust to provide a new breastfeeding support service for mothers across Bedworth, Nuneaton and North Warwickshire.

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Liquidity problems forced trust to abandon George Eliot bid

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Trust was forced to leave the bidding process to run nearby George Eliot Hospital due to financial concerns, HSJ understands.

Monitor closes South Warwickshire probe

PERFORMANCE: Monitor has closed its investigation into waiting times at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.

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Trust pulls out of George Eliot bidding process

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Trust has pulled out of the bidding process to run neighbouring George Eliot Hospital Trust, making it appear certain a private firm will be involved in its management.

Trust approves new Stratford hospital

The building of a £20m new hospital in Stratford-upon-Avon has received approval by South Warwickshire Foundation Trust’s council of governors.

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Everything must flow: how emergency care can meet demand

Problems must be fixed throughout the system

South Warwickshire appoints hotel services contractor

COMMERCIAL: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has appointed Amey as its hotel services provider, the trust has announced.

New MD at South Warwickshire

WORKFORCE: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has appointed a new medical director.

George Eliot contenders announced

The five contenders through to the next stage of the competition to take over George Eliot Hospital Trust have been announced.

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Waiting list hike leads to delays for some treatments

A deliberate slowdown in the treatment of people with less serious ailments and the discovery of groups of patients who were not previously recorded in national statistics could be behind growing waiting lists, experts have said.

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Revealed: Second hospital could be franchised to private firm

The Department of Health and Treasury have approved a process that could lead to a second district general hospital trust being franchised to a private company.

CCG relies on 'verbal feedback' amid data shortage

PERFORMANCE: A clinical commissioning group has had to resort to “verbal feedback” to monitor its contract with a provider trust.

Block contract sees extra £2.3m for South Warwickshire A&E

FINANCE: South Warwickshire clinical commissioning group has spent £2.3m by cutting the use of contract penalties for emergency care.

Monitor to investigate South Warwickshire Foundation Trust

PERFORMANCE: Persistent performance breaches have caused Monitor to open a formal investigation into South Warwickshire Foundation Trust.

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Analysed: The reform of payment by results

In the HSJ Briefing week we examine the proposals for changing NHS payment systems.

Two South Warwickshire transformation schemes rated amber

PERFORMANCE: Two of South Warwickshire Foundation Trust’s transformation plans have been rated amber.

South Warwickshire works with Serco on transformation

STRUCTURE: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has begun “scoping work” on two new transformation projects, both involving working with “strategic partners”.

South Warwickshire delivers double planned surplus

FINANCE: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust finished January on a £3.2m surplus – more than double the expected amount.

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HMRC investigating trusts over drug tax schemes

HM Revenue and Customs is examining hospital trusts’ tax arrangements amid a growing trend to lawfully avoid paying VAT on outpatient drugs, HSJ has learned.

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Second trust given permission to tender for a private management franchise

COMMERCIAL: George Eliot Hospital Trust has been given permission to go to market to seek a “strategic partner” to secure its long-term future.

Warwickshire 40 per cent behind QIPP target

FINANCE: Efficiency schemes fell 40 per cent short of target in the Warwickshire Primary Care Trust area over the first six months of 2012-13.

Royal Leamington Spa Rehabilitation Hospital to be renamed

STRUCTURE: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust is asking staff and its local communities to think of an “innovative” new name for its Royal Leamington Spa Rehabilitation Hospital.

South Warwickshire FT shifts intravenous therapy into the community

STRUCTURE: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has launched a new intravenous therapy service, which will see patients treated in their own homes rather than in hospital.

South Warwickshire extends visitor restrictions due to norovirus

PERFORMANCE: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has extended visitor restrictions due to an ongoing norovirus outbreak.

South Warwickshire FT shuts wards due to norovirus

PERFORMANCE: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has banned visits to four wards due to a suspected norovirus outbreak.

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George Eliot expected to lose more services

STRUCTURE: Health leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire widely expect services to be removed from George Eliot Hospital Trust regardless of whether or not it enters a into a partnership with an NHS or private organisation it has emerged.

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Analysed: The sustainability of acute services in Coventry and Warwickshire

The Coventry and Warwickshire health economy is seeking a sustainable future for local trusts and clinical specialties

DTOCs soar at South Warwickshire

PERFORMANCE: Delayed discharges are far above target at South Warwickshire Foundation Trust.

Rising demand enables South Warwickshire to beat surplus target

FINANCE: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust is beating its surplus target thanks to high activity levels.

South Warwickshire CCG loses grip on QIPP

FINANCE: South Warwickshire clinical commissioning group has admitted that it did not know whether some of its local efficiency schemes were working.

Winter beds remain open as South Warwickshire demand rockets

PERFORMANCE: An 11.5 per cent rise in emergency admissions has prevented South Warwickshire Foundation Trust from closing winter capacity as planned.

Two of George Eliot's suitors announce alliance

Two of the bidders to take over the management of a district general hospital trust have announced a partnership deal.

George Eliot death rates remain high

PERFORMANCE: Latest death rate figures have highlighted ongoing problems at George Eliot Hospital Trust, and suggest that a spike in mortality rates elsewhere in Warwickshire earlier this year was short-lived.

South Warwickshire TIA performance crashes

PERFORMANCE: The proportion of high risk South Warwickshire “mini stroke” patients assessed and treated within 24 hours stood at just 39 per cent in May, following a service reconfiguration.

Delayed transfers rises at two Warwickshire trusts

PERFORMANCE: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has blamed a rise in delayed transfers of care on a shortage of social workers.

Coventry and Warwickshire acute trusts all above average on death rates

PERFORMANCE: All three acute provider trusts in the Warwickshire area are reporting mortality rates significantly above the national average.

South Warwickshire in deficit amid overperformance

FINANCE: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust ended month two of 2012-13 with a deficit of £457,000 - £517,000 worse than planned.

South Warwickshire FT to redesign emergency pathways

STRUCTURE: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust is planning to spend up to £500,000 redesigning its emergency care pathways to ensure services are safe and comply with national standards.

George Eliot franchise plan 'disappoints' suitor

STRUCTURE: George Eliot Hospital Trust’s preference for a franchise deal to secure its future has been described as “rather disappointing” by would-be suitor South Warwickshire Foundation Trust.

Warwickshire hospitals struggle on ambulance handover

PERFORMANCE: Acute providers in Warwickshire are struggling against targets for emergency admissions and ambulance handovers.

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Franchise deal could deter NHS bidder from hospital partnership

An NHS contender to partner with George Eliot Hospital Trust has said it may have to withdraw its bid, following signals that the trust might opt for a Hinchingbrooke-style franchise deal.

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Suitors begin circling for George Eliot deal

What next for George Eliot Hospital Trust?

South Warwickshire set 'challenging' £10m QIPP target

FINANCE: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has been set a “challenging” efficiency target of £10m for 2012-13.

South Warwickshire braces for 'significant' income cut

FINANCE: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust is in negotiations with local clinical commissioning groups for a “significant reduction” in income.

Heart of England pulls out of mooted George Eliot takeover

STRUCTURE: Heart of England Foundation Trust has pulled back from a mooted takeover of George Eliot Hospital Trust, HSJ has learnt.

South Warwickshire beats surplus target

FINANCE: South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust reported a surplus of more than double its target amount at the end of 2011.

South Warwickshire FT concerned over demand management

FINANCE: The chief executive of South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust has criticised a draft local “system plan” for assuming providers will deliver services for below tariff prices.

South Warwickshire FT proposes to take over George Eliot

STRUCTURE: South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust has proposed taking over neighbouring George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Emergency demand soars in South Warwickshire

PERFORMANCE: Emergency demand has outstripped capacity at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.

South Warwickshire FT beats surplus target

FINANCE: An injection of “deferred income” has enabled South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust to deliver more than double its target surplus for September.

South Warwickshire FT eyes community assets

STRUCTURE: South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is “confident” it will be allowed to take ownership of community hospitals in its area.

C difficile and A&E improvements for South Warwickshire FT

PERFORMANCE: South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is reporting a “general improvement in performance” for the second quarter of 2011-12.

Warwickshire PCT overspends on acute contracts

FINANCE: Warwickshire primary care trust is over-spending on its acute contracts amid “exceptionally high” emergency activity.

Delayed transfers of care rise in Coventry and Warwickshire

PERFORMANCE: An action plan to tackle rising rates of delayed transfers of care has been agreed in Warwickshire.

Super merger plans let down by £116m PFI shortfall

STRUCTURE: A planned merger that would create England’s largest NHS trust would require £116m of support in its first year.

South Warwickshire FT warned over mixed sex breaches

PERFORMANCE: South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust has been issued with a performance notice by commissioners after a recording high numbers of mixed sex accommodation breaches.

Exclusive: Fifth acute trust says it is considering private franchise management

Exclusive: fifth acute trust says it is considering private franchise management

A fifth hospital trust has said it will consider private franchise management.

South Warwickshire FT overperforms on contracts but beats surplus target

FINANCE: South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust reported a £971,000 surplus at the end of June, £264,000 better than expected, following widespread overperformance on contracts.

South Warwickshire FT underperforming on C difficile and A&E

PERFORMANCE: South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust has identified concerns with its performances on infection control and accident and emergency.

South Warwickshire proposes rehabilitation hospital transfer

STRUCTURE: South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is proposing that it takes over the Royal Leamington Spa Rehabilitation Hospital.

South Warwickshire FT appoints new finance director

WORKFORCE: Winston Weir has been appointed director of finance at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Warwick Hospital passes CQC tests but with minor concerns

PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission found the trust was meeting standards relating to dignity and nutrition, but also noted minor concerns on the nutrition standard, during a spot check as part of a wider investigation into how older patients are treated.

Royal wedding causes deficit problem for South Warwickshire FT

FINANCE: The succession of bank holidays in April has led to a lower than expected level of elective activity at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, which is reporting an above-forecast deficit.

South Warwickshire bed closure plan stalls

STRUCTURE: A plan to reduce the number of beds at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust stalled when it was forced to re-open a ward.

South Warwickshire FT misses national targets

PERFORMANCE: South Warwichshire Foundation Trust has underachieved on two key “national priorities”, according to a report from Warwickshire PCT.

Surplus above plan for South Warwickshire FT

FINANCE: South Warwickshire FT is reporting a £2m surplus for the year, according to board reports.

South Warwickshire finds no 'shortcomings' following mortality alert

PERFORMANCE: South Warwickshire FT has said that a review triggered by a mortality alert found there were not “evident shortcomings in care” at the trust.

Local QIPP plan challenged by South Warwickshire FT chief

FINANCE: The Coventry and Warwickshire health economy’s efficiency plan is “outdated”, according the chief executive of South Warwickshire FT.

Oral surgery problems threaten South Warwickshire FT waiting times

PERFORMANCE: Oral surgery at South Warwickshire Foundation Trust is performing well below the 18 weeks standard, with performance deteriorating further from last month.

Trusts putting lives at risk, claims AvMA

Trusts putting patients' lives at risk, claims AvMA

NHS hospitals are putting lives at risk by failing to comply with key alerts on patient safety, a report has said.

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Warwickshire result casts doubt on NHS reconfiguration proposals

Chris White has won Warwick and Leamington for the Tories, casting further doubt on proposals to centralise specialist care.

Trust given foundation status

Trust given foundation status

South Warwickshire General Hospitals Trust has been awarded foundation status by regulator Monitor.

Trust's FT application back on track

Trust's FT application back on track

South Warwickshire General Hospitals Trust’s re-application for NHS foundation trust status has been accepted by Monitor, the independent regulator.

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The calm after the storm: what chief executives do after 'goodbye'

NHS chief executive is a high profile job and every now and then one such leader suffers a public execution - but these days there is no guarantee of another job in the system for those who leave under a cloud. Alison Moore asks what fate has in store for ...

Money and looking glass

NHS cash subsidises private patient care

Private patients are getting hundreds of thousands of pounds of treatment subsidised by the NHS each year, an HSJ investigation reveals.