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A bullying culture still “persists” at Wirral University Teaching Hospital FT 18 months after a major governance scandal was exposed, a senior Parliamentarian has told health ministers.
The Care Quality Commission has observed improvements to culture at an accident and emergency department at the centre of a major bullying scandal.
The medical director at The Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has been appointed as chief executive.
Below is a breakdown of acute and combined trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2018 NHS staff survey.
Waiting time performance for major emergency admissions at one London trust has deteriorated by 29 percentage points in the last two years, HSJ can reveal.
Hospitals were on course to miss a flagship target to free up 4,000 beds, information obtained by HSJ suggests.
A London trust pulled out of a strategic partnership partly due to political pressure from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, an estates management firm has claimed.
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.
The chief executive of an acute trust has resigned amid an ongoing police investigation into eight deaths in its neonatal unit.
Some prostate cancer patients are “pressurised into receiving treatment within 62 days” even where it is deemed unnecessary, according to evidence within a new report.
A London trust has abandoned procurement plans for a strategic estates partnership following pressure from local campaign groups.
An executive director who blew the whistle at Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has been named today as the trust’s news substantive chief executive.
Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. This week by Rebecca Thomas, who covers Cheshire, and Lawrence Dunhill, who covers Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater Manchester
Two NHS trusts have been taken to court after pulling out of a multimillion pound estates partnership over concerns about an estates management company’s links to a Grenfell Tower contractor.
Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay
Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.
NHS Improvement chair Baroness Harding has called for a much “firmer” fit and proper person test and pledged the regulator would stop “recycling” senior NHS managers who cross “a moral line”.
HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black.
A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.