Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

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Thousands of NHS staff use speak up guardians

More than 7,000 NHS staff raised concerns with a local freedom to speak up guardian according to the latest data.

Money

Revealed: The slowest invoice payers in the NHS

A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.

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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.

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CQC upgrades 'inadequate' maternity unit

A West Midlands trust has managed to improve its CQC rating for maternity services from “inadequate” to “requires improvement”.

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Charity accuses royal college of 'dangerous' advice on 'normal births'

A charity has criticised a royal college for what it said was “immensely dangerous” support of a trust’s “normal birth” campaign.

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Exclusive: Staff report 'dictatorial' culture in maternity department

An independent review of a trust’s maternity department has highlighted staff concerns about a “strong dictatorial culture”.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Clinical Governance and Risk Management in Patient Safety

Winner Walsall Healthcare Trust: An integrated approach of changing cultures in clinical governance/patient safety

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Trust can 'do no more' as new Carillion hospital faces further delay

An NHS trust badly affected by Carillion’s liquidation can “do no more” to get construction work restarted on its already delayed new £350m hospital, its chief executive has admitted.

Andy Williams

STP leader steps down

The sustainability and transformation partnership leader for the Black Country and west Birmingham is stepping down.

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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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NHSI pathology proposals agreed by less than half of trusts

Less than half of areas have so far fully agreed to NHS Improvement’s plans to set up a regional pathology network, HSJ analysis has revealed.

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Trusts' pathology merger could reduce staff by a third

Four trusts pursing a major pathology services merger in the West Midlands may reduce the number of staff working across them by more than a third, HSJ has learned.

Richard Beeken

Former NHSI director to be chief executive of struggling trust

A former director for NHS Improvement has been appointed as chief executive of a trust in special measures.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Trust remains in special measures despite rating upgrade

A West Midlands trust has managed to improve its quality rating from inadequate to requires improvement but remains in special measures.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Exclusive: One in four hospital trusts routinely pay suppliers late

More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Exclusive: Inadequate trust to get rating upgrade despite maternity concerns

A trust in the West Midlands is expected to have its overall rating upgraded from inadequate to requires improvement, but will keep the inadequate rating for its struggling maternity services, HSJ has learned.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Special measures trust to replace nearly half its executive posts

A struggling trust in the West Midlands is set to replace almost half of its executive board roles.

Richard Kirby

Merger trust appoints new chief executive

The chief executive of an inadequate rated trust has been appointed to lead a neighbouring trust going through a merger.

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Trust criticised over maternity culture ran 'normal birth' campaign

A trust that was recently criticised over the “oppressive” culture within its maternity department ran a “normal birth” campaign earlier this year, HSJ can reveal.