The chief executive of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust is among the senior NHS figures named in the new year’s honours list.
An acute and community trust is set to become the first in its county to acquire a GP practice.
Five trusts have been identified as offering a poor overall experience to patients in their accident and emergency departments, based on a new Care Quality Commission patient survey.
Medical staff will work across trusts in a success regime region under a new system devised by health chiefs to reduce pressure on struggling services.
The Competition and Markets Authority has threatened to take action against five NHS trusts after they failed to hit a deadline for publishing private patient data.
The NHS is unlikely to meet a government target to cut delayed transfers of care to 3.5 per cent of its overall 131,000 bed base by next month, analysis of official data published today suggests.
An acute trust has brought forward the closure of 71 inpatient beds across four community hospitals due to pressures on safe staffing.
Two foundation trust chiefs are to be the interim leaders of a financially challenged sustainability and transformation partnership, HSJ can reveal.
Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust; Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust; Plymouth Hospitals Trust; Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Five NHS trusts have been identified by the Care Quality Commission as having significantly poor overall patient experience scores.
Sir Mike Richards has insisted the Care Quality Commission does not have the power to force trusts to dismiss directors under the fit and proper persons regulations.
Six people have been honoured with a special HSJ Award for NHS staff from the EU.
The Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust has chosen a new chief executive – less than two weeks after the previous appointee declined to take up the post.
Fortnightly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell
The shortlist for HSJ’s special award celebrating the contribution to the NHS by staff from elsewhere in the EU has been announced.
The incoming chief executive of Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust has decided not to take up her post at the organisation.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell
Health Education England has named the trusts to lead work piloting the new nursing associate role, and confirmed double the number of people will be trained for the new position than originally planned.
A roundtable by HSJ and Nursing Times during the Patient Safety Congress focused on how to reduce the high toll on health and finances caused by complications in post-operative care