University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

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Winners of 2018 HSJ Value Awards revealed

The HSJ Value Awards 2018 honour projects that deliver improvements for patients

Weston General Hospital

A&E unit’s fate to be decided next year

The fate of one of the NHS’ smallest emergency departments will be decided “later next year”, commissioners announced this month.

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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.

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Standalone community trusts meet safe staffing plans more often

One third of community hospitals missed their safe staffing plans every month for at least three years, HSJ analysis suggests.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Best Patient Safety Initiative in A&E

Winner Healthy London Partnership and Metropolitan Police Service: Handover process for voluntary mental health patients in emergency departments

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Quality Improvement Initiative of the Year

Winner Oxford Academic Health Science Network Patient Safety Collaborative and East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group: Reducing urinary tract infections through hydration

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Winners revealed for HSJ Value Awards 2018

Twenty organisations have been honoured in the 2018 HSJ Value Awards – which recognise and celebrate outstanding improvements in care quality and efficiency made by NHS staff.

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Exclusive: Major services shake up for troubled health economy

Community services across a swathe of the South West could be consolidated into a single service as a newly merged clinical commissioning group seeks to relieve pressure on hospitals.

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Revealed: Hospitals cancelled more than 500 cancer operations over winter

More than 500 cancer operations were cancelled by hospital trusts in England due to winter pressures, HSJ can reveal.

Marianne Griffiths

Three women lead the HSJ top 50 trust chief executives

Three female CEOs lead this year’s HSJ top 50 trust chief executives, while some big acute bosses slip down or out of the rankings.

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Exemplar trust checking backlog of 85,000 'on hold' patient records

One of the NHS’s global digital exemplar trusts is reviewing 85,000 patients records after they were mistakenly left “on hold”, potentially leading to treatment delays.

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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.

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.