Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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Winners revealed for HSJ Value Awards 2019

Twenty organisations have been honoured in the 2019 HSJ Value Awards – which recognise and celebrate outstanding improvements in care quality and efficiency made by NHS staff.

Money, cash and notes

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.

Hospital beds

Exclusive: NHS England told to act on internal review to end 'avoidable harm'

Spinal patients have been exposed to “avoidable harm” due to “wholly unacceptable” delays in their treatment, according to an unpublished NHS England report.

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Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted

More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.

Clinical waste

Trusts move clinical waste contracts to new provider after stockpiling scandal

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.

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Standalone community trusts meet safe staffing plans more often

One third of community hospitals missed their safe staffing plans every month for at least three years, HSJ analysis suggests.

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Two more digital 'exemplars' to get £7.5m

NHS England has picked two more regions to receive up to £7.5m to create detail health and care patient records.

Milton Keynes Hospital

Trusts in separate health economies consider 'stronger collaboration'

Two hospital trusts in separate health economies are looking at the benefits of a “stronger working relationship and collaboration”.

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'Advanced' health system CCG forecasts unplanned deficit of £19m

The clinicial commissioning group for an “advanced” health system is expected to post a significant unplanned deficit in 2017-18.

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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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NHS England director appointed to lead integrated care system

An integrated care system early adopter has appointed an NHS England director to lead its transformation programme.

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

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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Director takes chief executive job at trust

Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust has appointed an interim chief executive while it searches for a permanent replacement.

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Revealed: Patients stranded in hospital for months as officials 'squabble' over equipment

Patients with serious spinal injuries are unable to leave hospital for months because of “squabbles” between commissioners and providers over sourcing the equipment they need to go home, HSJ has learned.

Oxford

Trust chief exec appointed to lead 'advanced' STP

A trust chief with more than 20 years experience has been appointed “executive lead” of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West sustainability and transformation partnership.

Neil dardis

New chief executive for 'outstanding' hospital trust revealed

Frimley Health Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive to take over from Sir Andrew Morris, the longest serving chief executive in the NHS.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Dozen trusts named for second consultants turnaround scheme

Regulators have named 12 more NHS trusts that will work with management consultants to improve their finances, as well as setting out a “fee structure” for paying the companies for the work.

Winter

Analysis: 10 trusts responsible for quarter of 'winter pressures' alerts

Just 10 hospital trusts have been responsible for more than a quarter of the “winter pressures” alerts issued since the start of December, HSJ analysis reveals.

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National officials 'ensuring' STPs plan 'right skilled' staffing

NHS England has told HSJ it is working with a sustainability and transformation plan on ”ensuring they will put in place the right skilled workforce to ensure high quality care”.