Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

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Two STPs launch joint acute services review

Two health economies will team up to reconfigure acute services which could result in centralisation, separation of urgent and elective work, and staff sharing schemes.

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Trust reviews major pathways ahead of Epic overhaul

An acute and community trust is reviewing four of its main care pathways in an effort to avoid issues faced by other providers as it prepares to switch to the Epic electronic patient record.

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Largest deficit CCG breaks even for first time ahead of merger

England’s most cash-strapped clinical commissioning group is set to break-even financially for the first time in its history.

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Integrated trust mulls IT link with neighbour

An acute, community and social care trust is considering linking up with its neighbour to get American company Epic as its new provider of electronic patient records.

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Revealed: The trusts where A&E has slipped most

Waiting time performance for major emergency admissions at one London trust has deteriorated by 29 percentage points in the last two years, HSJ can reveal.

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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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CQC made wrong call on nepotism trust chief, says watchdog

The failings of the Care Quality Commission in applying the fit and proper person test to a disgraced trust chief executive were so severe the Parliamentary health watchdog has fears of “systemic injustice”.

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Ex-occupational therapist appointed chief executive of integrated trust

An acute, community, and social care trust has appointed a former occupational therapist as its chief executive.

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Virgin Care set to lose children's service contract to NHS consortium

Virgin Care is likely to lose a children’s contract worth hundreds of millions of pounds as commissioners are set to name an NHS consortium as preferred bidders.

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Integrated trust agrees joint venture to unlock estates efficiencies

An acute and community trust has entered into a 15 year estates partnership with a property company in a deal worth tens of millions of pounds.

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Regulator reviews huge rise in failings at hospital mortuaries

Leading pathologists are reviewing a “dramatic increase” in the number of failings at hospital mortuaries across the NHS, HSJ can reveal.

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Chief executive of integrated trust announces early retirement

The chief executive of an integrated health and social care trust has announced she is taking early retirement, following the death of her husband.

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Troubled STP appoints high profile chair

A high profile regulator and quango chief has been appointed as the new independent chair of a troubled health economy.

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Trust takes consultancy to court over 'botched' hospital refurbishment

An integrated acute and community trust has taken a construction consultancy to court after an alleged botched refurbishment of a hospital.

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Former PCT chief returns to NHS to lead STP and CCGs

A former primary care trust chief is set to lead a health economy on an interim basis after local managers were unable to find a candidate to take on the role permanently.

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Former trust chief ordered to repay £11,000 after conviction

A former hospital chief executive has been ordered to repay around £11,000 to the NHS or go to prison.

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Trusts reveal plans to centralise services after GIRFT review

Trusts have begun taking steps to centralise vascular surgery following an NHS Improvement clinical review, HSJ can reveal.

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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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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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Waiting times steady despite slowdown in admissions

Yet another large trust stopped reporting its referral to treatment data, which clouded the picture for the latest November figures and raised non-reported waiting lists to a new record.