Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Regulator criticises 'passive and unwieldy' STP

A sustainability and transformation partnership had “not begun to function effectively” when the Care Quality Commission carried out a local system review at the end of 2017.

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.

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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.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Best Organisation

Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust: Western Sussex Patient First Programme

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Revealed: Management redundancies signed off by NHSI committee

NHS Improvement’s provider leadership committee approved nine compulsory redundancies at senior level over nine months in 2016-17, documents obtained by HSJ reveal.

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Leading south coast trust misses finance target by £8m

A trust which is rated outstanding and is in relative financial health has reported an £8m deterioration in its finances.

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Trust's private unit ranked lowest for patient satisfaction

A prestigious London foundation trust has the lowest rating for patient satisfaction, new data on private healthcare reveals.

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Special measures trust receives £30m to upgrade A&E

NHS Improvement has approved £30m of new investment in emergency care facilities at a special measures trust, as part of a new initiative to reduce A&E waiting times and improve the care quality.

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CCG with 'serious weaknesses' put under legal directions

A clinical commissioning group has been placed under legal directions by NHS England after reporting a £27m overspend.


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.


NHS bed occupancy hits record high

The latest NHS bed occupancy figures are the highest ever recorded for a third quarter since quarterly data collections began in 2010, providing a further sign of the system’s capacity challenges.

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Revealed: The NHS’s top trust chief executives in 2017

Standout trends in this year’s rankings include the prevalence of the multi-trust leader, the influence of outstanding CQC ratings and the rise of women chief executives

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HSJ's Best of 2016: awards and leadership lists

Over Christmas and New Year, we are bringing you a round-up of some of HSJ’s highlights from 2016. Today we look at HSJ’s awards programmes and our lists of the most influential or promising people

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HSJ Awards 2016 winners revealed

Marianne Griffiths of Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust has been named Chief Executive of the Year at the 2016 HSJ Awards.

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What's new in care models: Mobile apps and the vanguard

Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View.

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Leaders of outstanding trust to take over special measures neighbour

The chief executive and chair of Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust are to take over the leadership of struggling Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust, a letter leaked to HSJ has revealed.

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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Child protection system still lacks data on 87,000 children

Nearly three quarters of children with child protection plans do not have their details stored on an information sharing scheme designed to ensure their safety, HSJ can reveal.

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Analysis: 20 trusts behind half of A&E performance decline

Twenty hospitals trusts are responsible for more than half the overall decline in the annual accident and emergency waiting times performance, HSJ analysis reveals.

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'Outstanding' trust's chief reveals turning point

Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust has become only the third acute trust in England to be rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission, with staff being praised by the chief inspector of hospitals and the chief executive.