Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

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Regulator pressures trusts to ‘rapidly’ agree hospital group model

NHS England and Improvement has written to trusts in the Black Country urging them to “rapidly” agree on a hospital group model, HSJ can reveal

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Diabetes Care Initiative of the Year

The Youth Empowerment Skills (YES) programme is a psycho-educational intervention for young people (age 14-20 years) with type 1 diabetes, co-developed by young people and co-delivered by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, youth workers and peer educators.

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Trusts end Lorenzo use after failed national IT programme

An acute trust in Yorkshire has become the first of its cohort to fully replace its electronic patient record installed under the much-criticised National Programme for IT, with another trust set to follow suit.

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‘Requiring immediate action’: The patient safety issues hidden in unpublished reports

These are some of the serious findings of external reviews of NHS services from recent years, previously unpublished but now released to HSJ.

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Trusts told to create ‘covid-free hubs’ for cancer patients

Trusts have been told to urgently reconfigure surgical cancer services into “covid-free hubs” to minimise the number of procedures being postponed.

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Two trust chief execs self-isolate with coronavirus symptoms

Two trust chief executives are self-isolating after showing symptoms of covid-19.

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Coronavirus deaths cluster appears in the West Midlands

A second coronavirus spike appears to be emerging in the West Midlands, with one of the region’s trusts now reporting nine deaths from the illness.

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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.

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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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Staff survey: Best and worst for ‘recommending care’

HSJ’s analysis of the staff survey has revealed which trusts are strongest and weakest according to the share of employees who would be happy with its care if a friend or a relative needed treatment.

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Named: The trusts receiving new cash for scanners

The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.

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Regulator bans trust from taking on new apprentices

An ambulance trust has been temporarily barred from training new apprentices after a critical report from the education regulator.

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CEO: External help and can-do attitude got us out of special measures

A trust in the West Midlands has today been taken out of special measures.

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CQC guilty of maladministration in £200k fit and proper person case

The Care Quality Commission has been found guilty of maladministration over its handling of a fit and proper person test complaint which led to a £200,000 investigation by an NHS trust.

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Revealed: The trusts failing to meet national efficiency targets

NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.

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Exclusive: NHS trusts dismiss Brexit impact on staff retention

NHS trusts are not expecting disruption to services caused by EU staff leaving because of Brexit, according to analysis by HSJ.

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Staff survey analysis: Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

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.

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Thousands of NHS staff use speak up guardians

More than 7,000 NHS staff raised concerns with a local freedom to speak up guardian according to the latest data.

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Revealed: The slowest invoice payers in the NHS

A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.

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CQC backtracks on ‘normal’ births

The Care Quality Commission has admitted that it was mistaken in promoting the “normality agenda” in maternity services.