Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


CQC considers remote monitoring for troubled trusts during covid-19 crisis

The Care Quality Commission is considering monitoring a handful of the NHS’ most challenged trusts “remotely” during the covid-19 pandemic, the watchdog has told HSJ.

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First ‘digital aspirant’ trusts revealed by NHSX

Twenty-three trusts will share a £28m pot of technology funding as part of the first wave of “digital aspirant” providers, NHSX has announced.


Revealed: The trusts which will struggle most to deliver quality care in 2020

The trusts which are likely to face the fiercest struggle to deliver quality care in the immediate future have been identified through an analysis carried out exclusively for HSJ.

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CQC issues fresh A&E warning to troubled trust

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has received another warning from the Care Quality Commission over safety within its emergency departments.

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Sir Robert: Lack of transparency in hospitals ‘echoes Mid Staffs’

Sir Robert Francis has said the lack of transparency at many hospitals over complaints handling “seems to echo” findings of his inquiry into the Mid Staffs scandal.

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HSJ’s 10 most read leadership stories of 2019

With 2019 coming to an end, HSJ is taking some time to look back at the most read stories on leadership and appointments of the year.

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High-performing trust to share its chief exec with neighbour

Two small general hospital trusts are to share a chief executive under an interim arrangement.

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Exclusive: New action over safety concerns at Shropshire hospitals

Inspectors have taken fresh urgent action at a severely troubled hospital trust, citing major concerns about treatment of mental health patients in its emergency department, HSJ can reveal.

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Leaked report reveals depth of failures in troubled maternity service

A leaked report on maternity failings at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust outlines extensive care failings linked to the deaths of 42 babies and three mothers, over a period of 40 years.

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Thirteen regions yet to agree pathology model

Thirteen out of 29 regions have yet to formally commit to new pathology models, the latest update has revealed, although senior chiefs have declared the major efficiency scheme remains on track.


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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Troubled trust appoints new chief ahead of major reconfig

A challenged trust in the West Midlands has appointed a new permanent chief executive, ahead of a major reconfiguration of its acute services.

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Performance Watch: Details of the ‘A&E Local’ model revealed

HSJ’s Performance Watch expert briefing is our fortnightly newsletter on the most pressing performance matters troubling system leaders. Contact me in confidence here.


Financially-challenged CCG appoints new chief ahead of merger

Shropshire, and Telford and Wrekin clinical commissioning groups have appointed a joint accountable officer ahead of their upcoming merger in 2020.

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Hancock gives controversial reconfiguration the green light

Matt Hancock has given a controversial A&E reconfiguration the green light following almost a decade of delays.


Twenty big NHS building projects that need Boris’ cash

With the new prime minister poised to announce NHS building projects, HSJ has identified 20 of the most significant hospital infrastructure schemes that require big injections of capital funding, often to address pressing problems with care quality.

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Chair orders review of whistleblowing concerns

The chair of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has commissioned an independent review, following allegations the trust failed to properly investigate concerns around asbestos exposure.

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Experienced CEO steps up to lead troubled trust

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has appointed a prominent West Midlands chief executive as its interim CEO, HSJ can reveal.

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Chief executive to leave troubled trust

The chief executive of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust is to leave, amid concerns about serious service quality problems.

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Exclusive: Trust receives fourth CQC warning in eight months

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has received another warning from the Care Quality Commission over the safety of its services, HSJ can reveal.