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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.

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CQC tells struggling hospital trust to move faster on improvements

One of the most troubled hospital trusts in the country remains inadequate, with the Care Quality Commission calling on its leadership to move faster on improvements.

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Trusts singled out for failing at 'bog standard' IT

The failure of parts of the NHS to use “bog standard” IT is undermining the case to Treasury for more technology funding, an NHS England director has said.

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Sir David Nicholson joins troubled trust's leadership team

Sir David Nicholson has been appointed interim chair of a troubled West Midlands hospital trust, after the previous chair left after less than two years.

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'Inspiring' chair of special measures trust resigns

The chair of a troubled West Midlands trust has resigned but said the organisation had begun to see improvements after years of difficulties.

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Hundreds of patients waiting over 12 hours at strained hospital

A damning review has warned one of the most distressed hospital trusts in the country “cannot enter another winter” without more beds, with hundreds of patients waiting more than 12 hours in its emergency department every month.

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Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.

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Highest and lowest trusts in each area for staff witnessing care mistakes

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.

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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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Revealed: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan

NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.

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Struggling trust remains 'inadequate' despite leadership improvements

A West Midlands hospital where patients died on trolleys last winter has retained its inadequate rating, with the Care Quality Commission saying “it remained severely crowded”.