Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

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Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted

More than 30 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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DHSC fails to approve tech funding loan for 15 months

An acute trust has been forced to look for new funding to pay for its electronic patient record system after the Department of Health and Social Care has still not signed off a loan after more than 15 months.

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Trust brings in external investigators over bullying claims

A large hospital trust has ordered an external investigation into bullying and harassment.

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Two acute trusts defy NHSI pathology plans

Two acute trusts are yet to agree to join pathology networks proposed 10 months ago by NHS Improvement under plans to save £200m by 2021.

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Trusts appoint new joint chair

The chair of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust has been “prised away” from his role to lead two south coast trusts.

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Two more digital 'exemplars' to get £7.5m

NHS England has picked two more regions to receive up to £7.5m to create detail health and care patient records.

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HSIB to roll out maternity investigations across England by March 2019

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch will not achieve national coverage of maternity incidents until March next year, it has told HSJ.

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Trusts in talks to guarantee payment after 'paperless' switch

Trusts are having to negotiate local deals to ensure they still get paid for outpatient referrals after the NHS switches from paper to electronic referrals later this year.

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Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.

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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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Regulator criticises 'passive and unwieldy' STP

A sustainability and transformation partnership had “not begun to function effectively” when the Care Quality Commission carried out a local system review at the end of 2017.

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for maternity care experience

Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.

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Trusts sought for new NHS 'lean' programme

Regulators will offer support to a new cohort of NHS providers through an “in house” improvement programme, following work commissioned from American firm Virginia Mason.

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Revealed: Seven trusts breaching break even duty until 2022

Seven NHS trusts believe they will not technically break even for five years or more, with two requiring until 2026, HSJ analysis reveals.

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CCG warns deficit could hit £33m

One of the country’s smallest clinical commissioning groups expects to end the financial year with a £22m deficit – but has warned it could be as large as £33m.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Best Organisation

Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust: Western Sussex Patient First Programme

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Patient Safety in Maternity and Midwifery Services

Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust: Patient Safety in Maternity and Midwifery Services

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Top chief executives roundtable, part one: dilemmas of CQC scrutiny

Exploring the relationship and contradictions between the Care Quality’s Commission’s verdicts and the quality of the people who lead the inspected organisations

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The best and worst performing trusts on patient experience

Five NHS trusts have been identified by the Care Quality Commission as having significantly poor overall patient experience scores.

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Acute Service Redesign

Chelsea and Westminster Foundation Trust: Children & Young People Acute pathway (PAU)