University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Weston General Hospital

Smallest acute trust to merge

The smallest acute trust in England is due to merge with its neighbour, after years struggling with unsustainable services.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Major teaching trust orders second 'hidden waiters' review

A large teaching hospital has ordered its second review of waiting lists in a year after another cohort of patients were found to be missing from records.

Weston General Hospital

Smallest hospital trust moves closer to downgrade and merger

England’s smallest acute trust has moved a step closer to downgrading its emergency services, with the publication of proposals for “a new community focused role… at the heart of the new model of care”.

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Controversial heart surgery closure plans could be ready in weeks

Controversial recommendations over the national reconfiguration of congenital heart disease services could be submitted to NHS England in three weeks, ending years of uncertainty.

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The Commissioner: Outstanding trust but STP is bottom of the class

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

Colchester Hospital

Exclusive: Short tenure of 'inadequate' trust chiefs laid bare

The chief executives of trusts rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission have been in post much longer than those rated inadequate – several of whom have stayed less than a year, HSJ analysis confirms.

Sir Ron Kerr

Former trust chief to chair STP 'undergoing refresh'

Sir Ron Kerr has been appointed as independent chair of troubled South West sustainability and transformation partnership.

Cardiac surgery

NHS England accused of using 'misleading' data for heart surgery closures

NHS England has been accused of lacking transparency and using “inaccurate or misleading” data in its planning for the potential closure of three heart surgery units.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Best Patient Safety Initiative in A&E

West of England Academic Health Science Network: The adoption and spread of the ED Safety Checklist across the West of England

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Richards: Good leaders and staff engagement improve care despite pay restraint

Sir Mike Richards has said NHS staff “need to be properly rewarded”, but that quality improvement and “cultural change” can happen quickly under good leadership and staff engagement.

Weston General Hospital

Trust shuts 'inadequate' A&E overnight after CQC safety warning

One of the smallest trust in the country has temporarily shut its emergency department overnight after regulators demanded it urgently address “serious failings in quality of care”.

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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: Emergency, Urgent & Trauma Care

Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust: From the Bottom to the Top

Obstetrics and gynaecology

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust: Patients as Catalysts: improving information on uterine fibroids

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Exclusive: Treasury belatedly approves £160m tech funding

The Treasury has approved £160m of funding for 16 flagship digital trusts, but concerns remain about delays in accessing the money, HSJ has learned.

Bristol Children's Hospital

Teaching trust agrees six figure settlement over child’s death

A hospital trust guilty of major service failure related to the death of a seven-year-old boy has agreed to settle a compensation claim with his family for £100,000.

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Analysis: Over 100 trusts report rise in E coli infections in a year

Almost 70 per cent of NHS trusts have seen a rise in E coli infections in the 12 months up to to January 2017, raising questions over their ability to meet the government’s target to cut rates by 50 per cent in three years.

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Tech fund raid concerns raised as £100m remains on hold

Concerns that a high profile £100m global digital exemplar fund could be raided by ministers have been raised to HSJ, as NHS England remains locked in talks with them over its release.

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Bristol foundation trust rated outstanding

A trust in the South West has become the first acute provider in the country to jump from requires improvement to outstanding across just two inspections.

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Analysis: 10 trusts responsible for quarter of 'winter pressures' alerts

Just 10 hospital trusts have been responsible for more than a quarter of the “winter pressures” alerts issued since the start of December, HSJ analysis reveals.