Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Trust’s board and governors clash over potential merger

The governors and board of one of England’s smallest trusts are at loggerheads over a possible merger with a megatrust neighbour.

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Medical leader made chief exec at trust hard hit by covid

The medical director of a successful foundation trust is being brought in to run Medway Foundation Trust for 18 months.

Western sussex hospitals

‘Outstanding’ trust’s takeover of neighbour gets the go-ahead

The takeover of a hospital trust by its ‘outstanding’ neighbour has been backed by both boards, and is likely to go ahead within weeks.

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Hospital hosts others’ surgeons so cancer ops can go ahead

A specialist trust has freed up 29 theatre sessions a week so cancer surgery from nearby providers can continue during the covid pandemic.

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Consultants push back against potential three-way merger

Consultants at one of England’s smallest trusts are hoping to stymie a possible merger with its two larger neighbours.

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Trusts plan three-way merger

The board of one of England’s smallest trusts is expected to take the next steps towards a merger with two neighbours.

Jeremy Hunt

BMA junior doctors leader joins Jeremy Hunt’s patient safety charity

A key player in the junior doctor disputes with Jeremy Hunt has now joined the former health secretary’s patient safety charity.

Anita Charlesworth

HSJ80 full list: The most influential people in health

The HSJ80 lists the figures who will exercise the most power and/or influence in the English NHS and health policy over the next 12 months

Marianne Griffiths

Merger set to create region’s first mega trust

Two trusts have announced plans for a full merger creating a mega trust with a turnover of more than £1bn a year — the first in their region.

Innovation and technology

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.

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Small trust may join group with neighbours

One of England’s smallest trusts is looking at joining a hospital group with its neighbours.

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Hospital trust rated ‘outstanding’ across the board

Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust has become the first non-specialist trust to be rated “outstanding” in all five Care Quality Commission domains.

Marianne Griffiths

‘Outstanding’ trust to form group with neighbour

One of the first acute trusts to be judged as “outstanding” is to form a permanent group structure with a neighbouring trust after two and a half years of sharing a senior leadership team.

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Revealed: The trusts with the worst orthopaedics outcomes

Outlier trusts for orthopaedic surgery have blamed above average infection rates, a need for closer supervision of trainees, and frail and overweight patient cohorts for their results.

Kent

Teaching trust flagged as cancer outlier two years in a row

A teaching hospital has redesigned part of its cancer service after being flagged as an outlier in two national clinical audits.

Brexit puzzle

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: Trusts with the most staff experiencing violence

A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts based on the share of employees experiencing violence from patients, relatives or the public in the last 12 months, according to the NHS staff survey 2018.

Clive Kay

New chief executive for £1bn+ trust

One of the NHS’s biggest hospital trusts has appointed a new chief executive.

Chris ham

The long-term plan's ambitions are credible and deliverable

There are many reasons to be cautious about whether the long-term plan can be delivered but there is hope that the NHS can rise to the challenge it has been set, writes Chris Ham

Marianne Griffiths

Trust leaps from 'inadequate' to 'good' following leadership change

There is no “silver bullet” to improve failing trusts, the chief executive of the latest NHS trust to jump from an “inadequate” to “good” Care Quality Commission rating has said.