Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Imelda Redmond

NHS’ promotion of 111 First ‘not strong enough’, watchdog warns

Not enough people know about the 111 First A&E booking service as the messaging from the NHS ‘has not been strong enough’, Healthwatch England has said.

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Trust considers ‘replacing or rebuilding’ hospital due to risky roof beams

A hospital with a roof containing beams described as a ‘significant safety issue’ could be rebuilt or replaced rather than repaired, at a likely cost of several hundred million pounds.

Fiona Edwards

Chief exec moves from trust to ICS

A trust chief executive has been seconded to become the accountable officer of its local clinical commissioning group and the dedicated leader of its integrated care system — despite a question mark over whether the ICS will be allowed to exist.

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Exclusive: Half of all hospitals inspected broke covid safety law

Nearly half the hospitals targeted in covid-related spot checks were found to be breaching health and safety laws.

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Controversial subsidiary plan dropped by trust after union campaign

A hospital trust has dropped its plans to set up a wholly owned subsidiary after two years of campaigning against it by unions.


South-East hospital trust records highest weekly covid death toll

A trust in the South East has recorded the second highest weekly total of covid deaths since the start of the pandemic’s third wave in early December.


Revealed: the nine hospital trusts where covid patients fill at least half the beds

Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.


How can the NHS use data to better meet patient needs as it responds and recovers from the covid crisis?

An HSJ webinar, in association with PA Consulting, explored the progress the NHS has made in its use of data and how better data could help it restore and reset services


Revealed: 13 trusts facing ‘significant safety issues’

Thirteen trusts are facing billions of pounds of maintenance — in some cases, making it more cost-effective to rebuild the hospital — over ‘significant safety issues’ stemming from outdated construction methods.

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Incorrect covid tests spark harm review for staff and patients

Trusts are carrying out harm reviews after a ‘contamination issue’ affecting hundreds of samples resulted in some staff and patients being wrongly told they had coronavirus, HSJ can reveal.

Bill Kirkup

Kirkup: ‘Significant reluctance’ in health system to review ‘historic’ cases

One of England’s top authorities on patient safety has warned there is ‘significant reluctance’ in the health service to investigate cases considered ‘historic’, after he published a report today detailing a ‘20-year cover-up’ over the death of a baby girl.


Revealed: The trusts with the biggest drop in referrals

Referrals for treatment fell by 70 per cent during covid-19 lockdown, new data has shown.

Maggie MacIsaac

CCG chief takes on top role at ICS

A clinical commissioning group chief executive has taken on the top role at a southern integrated care system.


We’ve proved hospital chains work, says CEO

The latest improvements across four acute hospitals in Greater Manchester should persuade regulators to promote the concept of “provider groups”, according to their chief executive.


Trusts warn against ‘unfunded’ pay commitment ‘burden’

Trusts have warned they should not be “burdened with unfunded commitments” on pay and conditions, and said they “would welcome” talks on another multiyear NHS pay deal.

Bradford hospital

Trust drops controversial subsidiary plans after new CEO joins

A teaching trust has scrapped controversial plans to set up a subsidiary company — a move which campaigners hailed as “extremely good news” for NHS staff.


Trusts missing out on tens of millions from overseas patients

Providers are failing to recover tens of millions of pounds from overseas visitors despite a major clampdown on so-called health tourists.

Frimley Park Hospital

Celebrated trust rethinks subsidiary plans amid strike action

An acute trust may abandon its plans to set up a wholly owned subsidiary in the face of union opposition.

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Trust faces 48-hour strike over subsidiary company plans

Several hundred support staff at Frimley Health Foundation Trust are expected to strike for 48 hours this month, as controversy continues over its proposed subsidiary company.

Royal Surrey

Trust stops making cancer drugs after criticism from regulator

An acute trust is to abandon manufacturing its own radiopharmaceuticals after a regulator said it needed more quality improvement work and better facilities.