Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Bullying, bad behaviour and broken IT uncovered at worst trusts for junior doctors

Regulators have uncovered multiple examples of patients being put at risk when junior doctors are left with tasks they are not trained for, lacking support, and facing bullying and inappropriate behaviour.

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Ex-regulator chief returns from Qatar to lead integrated care system

The former chief executive of the Trust Development Authority has been appointed to chair an integrated care system in the North West.

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Scent of a scandal

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Five trusts fail four-hour target in more than half of A&E cases

An unprecedented five trusts saw less than half of their accident and emergency attendances within four hours in December, HSJ analysis reveals.

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Pensions crisis and staff shortages trigger record low cancer performance

A shortage of radiologists, pensions issues and rising demand have driven the worst breast cancer wait times for at least nine years, some of the worst performing trusts told HSJ.

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North by North West: Struggling to adapt

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North by North West: Why Liverpool missed out

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Eight CCGs to merge to make ‘really tricky decisions’

System leaders have drawn up plans to merge eight clinical commissioning groups into one organisation, to take some “really tricky decisions”.

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North by North West: Going electronic

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Hundreds of outsourced staff strike for ‘fair pay’

Outsourced support staff at two teaching hospitals have begun two days of strike action over their pay rates.

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North by North West: Capital boosts

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FT’s record keeping cited as a concern by five inquests since 2016

Investigations into patient deaths at a teaching trust in Lancashire have repeatedly raised similar concerns around the quality of care records and information sharing.

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Chief executive makes bid to lead second trust

Creating a “chain” model and shared leadership between providers in Lancashire could enable crucial reconfiguration of clinical services to finally move forward, an acute trust chief executive has told HSJ.

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Acute trust’s BME staff feel ‘ignored and disenfranchised’

Black and minority ethnic staff at Blackpool hospitals trust feel “ignored and disenfranchised”, saying management has failed to deal with concerns about racist language.

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North by North West: No case to answer

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North by North West: Groupthink

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First quarter A&E performance worst since records began

The NHS has recorded its worst first quarter accident and emergency performance since records started, data released this morning revealed.

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North by North West: Unpicking the headlines

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North by North West: The region’s most important job

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Breast cancer target performance drops 10pp in a year

Performance against a target for the NHS to quickly see patients with suspected breast cancer fell by more than 10 percentage points in the last financial year, new data reveals.