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Trust appoints former council chief as chair

A trust in the West Midlands has appointed a former local authority chief as its new chair.

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Twelve trusts to stop reporting waiting times performance as part of trial

NHS England has announced the 12 trusts which will trial the proposed new elective waiting time standard.

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NHSE regional director shifts to trust

NHS England’s medical director for the West Midlands has left to take up a role at a hospital trust.

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Revealed: The trusts failing to meet national efficiency targets

NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.

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NHSI clears trusts to hire consultants as money worries worsen

NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy.

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NHS England to arbitrate on £20m of disputed payments

Around £20m in disputed payments between trusts and commissioners have been referred to NHS England for arbitration so far this financial year, board papers have revealed.

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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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King's Fund chief to chair STP

Outgoing King’s Fund chief executive Sir Chris Ham has been appointed as independent chair of a sustainability and transformation partnership in the West Midlands.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Patient Safety Team of the Year

Winner University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Trust: Patient safety and risk team

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Changing Culture

Winner East Cheshire Trust: Maintaining patient safety in times of escalation – an organisational approach

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Information Technology

Winner eConsult: an online GP consultation system enabling safe and appropriate delivery of care

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Organisation of the Year

Winner Central London Community Healthcare Trust: Simply the best, every time

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018 winners

The winners of the 2018 Patient Safety Awards have been revealed.

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Faults in trust investigation of brain surgery deaths

A trust investigation into patient deaths or harm following brain surgery was hampered by “significant shortcomings”, a royal college review has found.

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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: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan

NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.

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Shocking deterioration in RTT waiting times

Elective RTT waiting times shot up by over a week in December, in the fastest monthly increase since 2010, notes Rob Findlay

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Pathology network tenders £112m contract amid potential expansion

Pathology chiefs in the West Midlands have tendered a major contract despite uncertainty over whether they will follow NHS Improvement’s recommendations about which trusts will be in their network.

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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.