Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust


Twenty big NHS building projects that need Boris’ cash

With the new prime minister poised to announce NHS building projects, HSJ has identified 20 of the most significant hospital infrastructure schemes that require big injections of capital funding, often to address pressing problems with care quality.

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for maternity care experience

Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.

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Hospital trusts accused of 'playground politics' over cancer services

Two West Midlands trusts have been accused by councillors of “playground politics” in their ongoing failure to agree on the delivery of cancer services.

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HSJ Awards 2017: Compassionate Patient Care

The team improved patient care in the community by supporting patients to co-design their end of life care around their needs, wishes and lifestyles.

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Going digital to manage clinical letters

A trust’s use of digital dictation and outsourcing typing to generate letters not just led to reducing delays and costs but wider administrative changes. By Alison Moore

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Cowper’s Cut: The brown stuff and the bulletproof

Once nobody in NHS management is bulletproof anymore, everybody in NHS management is bulletproof. By Andy Cowper

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Children potentially exposed to severe harm after waiting list blowout

Four children were potentially exposed to severe harm after delays in their treatment, as dozens have been on a surgery waiting list for more than a year.

Colchester Hospital

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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Troubled specialist trust to lose paediatric surgery service

Birmingham’s specialist orthopaedic hospital will stop providing paediatric surgery after an external review recommended moving the service to a bigger site.

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust: Patients as Catalysts: improving information on uterine fibroids


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.


Dame Julie Moore to take over STP

Dame Julie Moore is to be confirmed as the new lead for the Birmingham and Solihull sustainability and transformation plan.

Birmingham Children's Hospital

Children's hospital trust first to be rated outstanding

A top children’s hospital has received the highest possible rating from the Care Quality Commission.

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Roundtable: Jumping the hurdles to better care in rare diseases

An HSJ roundtable sponsored by Shire brought together experts to ask whether the NHS was taking advantage of all the factors that could improve outcomes for patients with rare diseases. By Alison Moore

Birmingham Children's Hospital

Merger creates first children's and women's trust in England

Birmingham Women’s Foundation Trust and Birmingham Children’s FT have completed their merger, creating the first single specialist trust for both women and children in England.

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards shortlist revealed

The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.

Sarah Jane Marsh

National maternity lead aims to double midwife-led births share by 2020

The national lead for maternity has said her local health system will look to more than double its rate of midwife led births by 2020 but suggested it would see a decrease in standalone unit births.

Sarah Jane Marsh

Trusts set February deadline for merger

Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Women’s Hospital foundation trusts will integrate by 1 February 2017, the providers have confirmed.

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Top council chief criticises Stevens and Mackey for 'NHS first' bias

A prominent STP leader and city council chief executive has hit out at NHS England and NHS Improvement for their “sort out the NHS first” approach to the programme.

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City becomes the first to publish its full STP

Birmingham and Solihull’s sustainability and transformation plan, which has been published today despite NHS England asking for the release of STPs to be delayed, has proposed a single “lead provider” for maternity care.