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.
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.
Two small general hospital trusts are to share a chief executive under an interim arrangement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Shropshire, and Telford and Wrekin clinical commissioning groups have appointed a joint accountable officer ahead of their upcoming merger in 2020.
Matt Hancock has given a controversial A&E reconfiguration the green light following almost a decade of delays.
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.
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.
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has appointed a prominent West Midlands chief executive as its interim CEO, HSJ can reveal.
The chief executive of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust is to leave, amid concerns about serious service quality problems.
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has received another warning from the Care Quality Commission over the safety of its services, HSJ can reveal.
An independent inquiry into alleged poor maternity care at an NHS trust is now considering more than 250 separate cases, HSJ has learned.
Below is a breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.
A controversial panel set up by NHS Improvement to review the findings of an independent investigation into poor maternity care has been disbanded after HSJ exposed concerns it was a “cover up” and that its members were conflicted.
NHS Improvement, two royal colleges and the Care Quality Commission have been accused by a mother who lost her baby of trying to cover-up the findings of an independent investigation into a trusts’ maternity services.