University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

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New chair appointed to major teaching trust

A major teaching trust has appointed a new chair to take over when its current chair, the National Data Guardian, steps down next year

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Hundreds of staff set to switch trusts

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Bin bags

Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted

More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.

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North by North West: Help needed from the North East

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North by North West: Virgin territory

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Warrington Hospital

Sexual discrimination claim against female leaders dropped

An ex-NHS director who accused senior female leaders of sexual discrimination has dropped his claims, according to his former employer.

Petrie dishes

University site wins again in controversial pathology shake-up

A university site has again been named as the preferred location for a consolidated pathology service for Lancashire following a second evaluation exercise, HSJ has learned.

Clinical waste

Trusts move clinical waste contracts to new provider after stockpiling scandal

Fifteen NHS trusts have transferred their clinical waste management contracts to another provider, after it emerged a key supplier to the NHS was stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste.

Equality

Former NHS director accuses female leaders of sexual discrimination

A former NHS director has accused senior female leaders at his old trust of sexual discrimination after he was found guilty of gross misconduct for agreeing an “irregular” pay off for a Morecambe Bay midwife.

Rob behrens

Ministers told to close 'arbitrary' gap on NHS historical cases

An “arbitrary” gap in regulation is preventing NHS care failures, including alleged cover-ups, from being investigated according to senior figures who have led some of the most important NHS safety inquiries of recent years.

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CQC backtracks on ‘normal’ births

The Care Quality Commission has admitted that it was mistaken in promoting the “normality agenda” in maternity services.

CCG replaces chief officer seconded to ICS

A clinical commissioning group has appointed a new chief officer after its current leader was seconded to the region’s integrated care system.

Corporate meeting

NHS England integration blamed for failure to sign care concerns protocol

NHS England and NHS Improvement have blamed a proposed integration of the two national bodies as the reason they did not sign up to a new protocol sharing concerns about poor care.

Emergency workforce

Extending safe space powers 'wholly misconceived' warn MPs

MPs have told ministers to reconsider their plans to grant NHS trusts so-called ‘safe space’ powers as part of draft legislation to establish the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch in law.

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'Fantasy' trust debts overtake PFI liabilities

A steep increase in emergency bailouts means NHS trusts’ total borrowing from the Department of Health and Social Care has overtaken their PFI liabilities.

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North by North West: Trusts drowning in debt

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North by North West: Blood boils over pathology plan

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Regulator has to apologise for 'plainly wrong' comments

The chairman of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has made an embarrassing climbdown after claiming incorrectly on national TV that the regulator had not put patients’ lives at risk.

Police

Scathing report says regulator ignored police warnings and put public at risk

The Nursing and Midwifery Council put the public at risk from poor care after ignoring more than 20 concerns raised by the police for two years, a damning report has revealed.

Jackie Smith

Regulator chief executive resigns ahead of scandal report

The chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has resigned, ahead of the publication of a review into the regulator’s handling of the Morecambe Bay maternity scandal.