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Trust chair to leave after MPs' concerns

The chair of a West Midlands trust is set to leave following concerns from four local MPs around the extension of her tenure.

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Some cancer treatment may be delayed post-Brexit

NHS trusts will have “no choice but to prioritise” which patients receive cancer treatment if a no-deal Brexit delays the import of radioisotopes, the Royal College of Radiologists has told HSJ.

Paula Clark

Hospital CEO: Leaders with 'heads down' get overlooked

A long-standing chief executive has argued NHS trust leaders are treated too inconsistently, as those who “have their heads down doing the job” sometimes don’t get enough recognition.

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MPs 'incredulous' over trust chair's reappointment

Four MPs in Dudley have raised concerns over the reappointment of their local trust’s chair, ahead of the publication of a report into whistleblowing claims against its executive directors.

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Plans for first integrated care trust delayed by a year

The creation of the NHS’ first integrated care trust has been delayed until 2020, due to the complexity of the contractual model.

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Review finds 'concerns' in eight A&E deaths

A review has found “concerns” over the care of eight patients who died in a struggling emergency department.

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Chief nurse named in whistleblowing letter leaves troubled FT

A trust’s chief nurse, embroiled in a whistleblowing investigation, has resigned from her post.

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Neighbouring trust brought in to support struggling DGH

A trust criticised for the safety of its emergency services has brought in a neighbouring provider to help support improvements in nursing and A&E, HSJ has learned

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Revealed: Hospital made ‘lunacy’ bed cuts before severe winter problems

A trust reduced its “core bed base” by nearly 40 in the run up to last winter, when its emergency department endured severe problems and intervention by inspectors, it has emerged.

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Trust launches independent review of A&E deaths

An acute trust has commissioned an independent review to examine patient deaths within its emergency services pathway, HSJ has learned.

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Exclusive: 'Extremely concerning' A&E issued with fourth CQC notice

An accident and emergency department has been served with a fourth enforcement notice in nine months, after the Care Quality Commission said it continued to be “extremely concerned” about the care provided.


Trust launches external investigation amid whistleblowing concerns

Whistleblowing concerns from senior clinicians about the quality of leadership at an acute trust has forced the chair to commission an external investigation, HSJ can reveal.


'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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CQC reveals catalogue of failings in “unsafe” A&E

The CQC has found a catalogue of failings in an “unsafe” A&E, following an inspection prompted by a patient death.

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Trust director appointed as STP chair

A non-executive director for a West Midlands trust has been appointed as chair of his area’s sustainability and transformation partnership.


Revealed: New money for 15 trusts to trial flexible working

Fifteen NHS trusts have been selected by the Department of Health and Social Care to receive funding for pilot projects to enable flexible working.

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Trust can 'do no more' as new Carillion hospital faces further delay

An NHS trust badly affected by Carillion’s liquidation can “do no more” to get construction work restarted on its already delayed new £350m hospital, its chief executive has admitted.

Andy Williams

STP leader steps down

The sustainability and transformation partnership leader for the Black Country and west Birmingham is stepping down.

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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.


NHSI pathology proposals agreed by less than half of trusts

Less than half of areas have so far fully agreed to NHS Improvement’s plans to set up a regional pathology network, HSJ analysis has revealed.