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Griffiths heads Top 50 chief executives ranking for second year

Marianne Griffiths leads the HSJ Top 50 chief executives list in which mental health leaders continue to be over-represented while those heading acute trusts are under-represented, writes Alastair McLellan

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Sir David’s troubled trust rejects centre’s saving plan

One of the country’s most troubled hospital trusts, which is chaired by former NHS England chief executive Sir David Nicholson, has rejected regulators’ request for it to rein in its large deficit.

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Sir David Nicholson to chair STP

Sir David Nicholson has been appointed the chair of a West Midlands sustainability and transformation partnership, HSJ can reveal.

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2019: Consultancy Partnership of the Year

WINNER: 2020 Delivery and Portsmouth Hospitals Trust: Urgent Care Performance and Culture Change

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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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Staff survey: Full breakdown of where staff are witnessing potentially harmful errors

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.

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A&E patient waited 44 hours for suitable bed

A&E doctors at a Midland hospital trust have told CQC inspectors their department does not feel safe, as one patient waits nearly two days for a medical bed.

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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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Sir David Nicholson to stay on at troubled trust

Sir David Nicholson has been appointed permanent chair of a troubled hospital trust, HSJ can reveal.

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Ex-Barking chief moves to troubled Midlands trust

A chief executive who left a London hospital trust amid financial failure will take the helm of one of the West Midlands’ most troubled trusts.

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Fire service to ferry winter hospital patients home

A local fire service has stepped in to help a struggling hospital trust ferry patients home as part of its winter plans.

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David Nicholson: NHS efficiency 'paid the price' for Lansley reforms

The NHS “paid the price” for the Lansley reforms by losing sight of important efficiency programmes as senior managers were left “running around applying for jobs and changing structures”, the health service’s former head has said.

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Struggling hospital trust needs 200 beds for winter

A struggling hospital trust says it will not have enough beds for one in every six patients this winter without a drastic increase in capacity or intervention.

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Time to cull NHS regulators, says Dame Julie

Dame Julie Moore has claimed there is no “coherent policy framework for the NHS” and accused regulators of making it harder for trust chief executives to do their job.

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Chief at troubled trust resigns as Dame Julie arrives

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust has lost its chief executive amid an ongoing shake-up of senior leadership at the troubled organisation.

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Dame Julie Moore moves to troubled trust

Dame Julie Moore is moving from the helm of one of the biggest trusts in the country to helping govern one of its troubled neighbours.

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Regulator reviews huge rise in failings at hospital mortuaries

Leading pathologists are reviewing a “dramatic increase” in the number of failings at hospital mortuaries across the NHS, HSJ can reveal.

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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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Radiology backlog a 'potential key risk' for trusts: CQC chief

Trust boards must recognise backlogs of unreported radiology images as “a potential key risk” and take action immediately, the chief inspector of hospitals has warned.

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Consultancies hired to 'accelerate' integration of four STPs

Two management consultancies have been commissioned to help four STPs in the West Midlands “accelerate” their integration plans, HSJ has learned.