Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

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HSJ Awards 2018: HSJ Partnership of The Year

A merger is rarely a straightforward proposition. But the coming together of parts of the failing Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust with University Hospital of North Staffordshire Trust was naturally much more challenging than most. The stakes were high, with a large amount of attention fixed on the new organisation.

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“Non-clinical compassion”; the forgotten value

Ali Raza, Vlad Kovach and Amanda Maunders make a case for kindling “non-clinical compassion” into healthcare policy thinking, citing examples of how Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust is trying to integrate a compassionate outlook in non-clinical work

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NHS England integration blamed for failure to sign care concerns protocol

NHS England and NHS Improvement have blamed a proposed integration of the two national bodies as the reason they did not sign up to a new protocol sharing concerns about poor care.

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London Eye: The capital's scan backlogs

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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Secret pay deals, falsifying records and 'failure to co-operate' could see managers labelled unfit

A government review into the regulation of NHS managers will consider whether seven specific areas of misconduct, including discouraging whistleblowing should be specified under a new fit and proper person test.

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London Eye: What does a new health secretary mean?

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

Jonnie Meek

Solicitor general backs CCG bid for new inquest after HSJ exposé

The attorney general’s office has backed a bid for a new inquest into the death of a three-year-old boy at Stafford Hospital following an alleged “cover up”.

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Mid Staffs QC to lead fit and proper person test review

A leading QC from the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry will lead an independent review of the fit and proper person test regulations.


NHS Improvement seeks Treasury cash for wave of trust takeovers

NHS Improvement and the Treasury have discussed proposals for “transaction funding” to support a new wave of takeovers of underperforming trusts by other organisations, HSJ can reveal.

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History repeats itself: first as tragedy, then as farce

The problems that University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust, and King’s College Foundation Trust and Lewisham and Greenwich are facing a direct consequence of the acquisitions they made when South London Healthcare Trust and Mid Staffs failed, says Robert Royce

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Registered nurse recruitment outstripped by support staff growth

The number of registered nurses working in the NHS hospital sector has passed 180,000 for the first time.

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Lintern's Risk Register: Five years after Francis, how far have we come?

Everything you need to stay up to date on patient safety and workforce, plus my take on the most important under the radar stories.

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Bid for new inquest after child death 'cover up'

The attorney general is considering granting a second inquest into the death of a three year old boy who died at Stafford Hospital after three independent experts have backed his parents and cast doubt on the original investigation.

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Lintern's Risk Register: NHS Improvement's lack of urgency at Wirral is a concern

Everything you need to stay up to date on patient safety and workforce, plus my take on the most important under the radar stories.

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Guidance on sentencing in health and safety cases

Errol Archer gives his insights into the sentencing remarks of the judge in the Health and Safety Executive prosecution of Shrewsbury and Telford Trust


Mid Staffs finally abolished after decade of scandal

The hospital trust at the centre of one of the worst care scandals in the NHS’s history will finally be dissolved tomorrow after three years as a shell organisation costing taxpayers £2.5m.


Richards: NHS must protect waiting times and access to treatment

The NHS must protect waiting times for planned treatment and maintain access to evidence based care despite ongoing austerity, the outgoing chief inspector of hospitals has insisted.

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The NHS financial regime: cleverly flexible or horribly messy?

The NHS payments and incentives system is constantly evolving. Richard Murray looks at a system that is attempting to manage deficits and, at the same time, introduce new models of care and ways to pay for them.


Trusts need millions in extra funding for Mid Staffs dissolution

Trust leaders in the Midlands are seeking millions of pounds in extra financial support linked to the dissolution of Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust, HSJ has learned.


Staffordshire still unsustainable after 'failed' Mid Staffs dissolution

NHS organisations in Staffordshire are facing huge deficits after the Mid Staffordshire trust special administration process did not deliver a sustainable solution for the health economy.