The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Union asks Hancock to intervene over bullying claims

Concerns from “dozens” of consultants over their trust’s handling of bullying allegations have been escalated to the health and social care secretary by a medical union.

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Aspiring integrated care provider makes first formal appointment

An aspiring integrated care provider in the West Midlands has appointed an independent chair to lead the future organisation, HSJ can reveal.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Trust appoints interim chair following MPs' criticism

A trust in the West Midlands has appointed an interim chair, after facing criticism from MPs over the reappointment of its previous chair.


Review clears trust leaders of 'bullying and harassment'

Allegations of bullying and harassment against senior leaders at the Dudley Group Foundation Trust have not been substantiated by an independent review.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

'Breakdown in relations' between A&E consultants and board

A struggling trust has been warned about a “breakdown” in the relations between its executive board and emergency consultants.

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Revealed: The trusts where A&E has slipped most

Waiting time performance for major emergency admissions at one London trust has deteriorated by 29 percentage points in the last two years, HSJ can reveal.


Trust chair to leave after MPs' concerns

The chair of a West Midlands trust is set to leave following concerns from four local MPs around the extension of her tenure.

PET scanner

Some cancer treatment may be delayed post-Brexit

NHS trusts will have “no choice but to prioritise” which patients receive cancer treatment if a no-deal Brexit delays the import of radioisotopes, the Royal College of Radiologists has told HSJ.

Paula Clark

Hospital CEO: Leaders with 'heads down' get overlooked

A long-standing chief executive has argued NHS trust leaders are treated too inconsistently, as those who “have their heads down doing the job” sometimes don’t get enough recognition.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

MPs 'incredulous' over trust chair's reappointment

Four MPs in Dudley have raised concerns over the reappointment of their local trust’s chair, ahead of the publication of a report into whistleblowing claims against its executive directors.

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Plans for first integrated care trust delayed by a year

The creation of the NHS’ first integrated care trust has been delayed until 2020, due to the complexity of the contractual model.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Review finds 'concerns' in eight A&E deaths

A review has found “concerns” over the care of eight patients who died in a struggling emergency department.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Chief nurse named in whistleblowing letter leaves troubled FT

A trust’s chief nurse, embroiled in a whistleblowing investigation, has resigned from her post.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Neighbouring trust brought in to support struggling DGH

A trust criticised for the safety of its emergency services has brought in a neighbouring provider to help support improvements in nursing and A&E, HSJ has learned

Hospital beds

Revealed: Hospital made ‘lunacy’ bed cuts before severe winter problems

A trust reduced its “core bed base” by nearly 40 in the run up to last winter, when its emergency department endured severe problems and intervention by inspectors, it has emerged.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Trust launches independent review of A&E deaths

An acute trust has commissioned an independent review to examine patient deaths within its emergency services pathway, HSJ has learned.

Emergency workforce

Exclusive: 'Extremely concerning' A&E issued with fourth CQC notice

An accident and emergency department has been served with a fourth enforcement notice in nine months, after the Care Quality Commission said it continued to be “extremely concerned” about the care provided.


Trust launches external investigation amid whistleblowing concerns

Whistleblowing concerns from senior clinicians about the quality of leadership at an acute trust has forced the chair to commission an external investigation, HSJ can reveal.


'Experiment' for new A&E target in the Midlands

NHS organisations in the West Midlands are set to run a “controlled experiment” around a new waiting time target for accident and emergency services, HSJ can reveal.

Emergency, service redesign, A&E

CQC reveals catalogue of failings in “unsafe” A&E

The CQC has found a catalogue of failings in an “unsafe” A&E, following an inspection prompted by a patient death.