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Griffiths heads Top 50 chief executives ranking for second year

Marianne Griffiths leads the HSJ Top 50 chief executives list in which mental health leaders continue to be over-represented while those heading acute trusts are under-represented, writes Alastair McLellan

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Bullying, bad behaviour and broken IT uncovered at worst trusts for junior doctors

Regulators have uncovered multiple examples of patients being put at risk when junior doctors are left with tasks they are not trained for, lacking support, and facing bullying and inappropriate behaviour.

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Chief appeals to system as CQC rates two A&Es ‘inadequate’

The Care Quality Commission has downgraded two emergency departments run by Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust to “inadequate” ratings amid quality concerns and consistently poor ambulance handovers.


Exclusive: Trusts set to be let off £10bn debt

NHS providers that owe the government a combined £10bn would see the debts converted into a form of investment that does not have to be repaid, under plans being discussed by national leaders.


All major trusts miss four-hour target as performance plunges across NHS

Not one of the NHS’ major hospital trusts hit the four-hour 95 per cent standard in November as performance across core metrics plummeted to new lows in the face of record demand.

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Hospital trust criticised for ‘intolerable’ waits and failure to learn from deaths

An independent review into mortality has exposed serious workforce problems and a failure to learn from deaths at a hospital trust.

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Pensions crisis blamed for trust’s worst-ever breast cancer waits

Pension problems and staff shortages have caused cancer waits to surge at a West Midlands trust.

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Troubled trust no longer rated ‘inadequate’

One of the NHS’ most troubled trusts has moved out of the “inadequate” Care Quality Commission rating.

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NHS trusts owe government £14bn

Heavily-indebted NHS providers are bidding to restructure their loans with the Department of Health and Social Care, albeit with little prospect of them being written off.

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Sir David’s troubled trust rejects centre’s saving plan

One of the country’s most troubled hospital trusts, which is chaired by former NHS England chief executive Sir David Nicholson, has rejected regulators’ request for it to rein in its large deficit.

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Sir David Nicholson to chair STP

Sir David Nicholson has been appointed the chair of a West Midlands sustainability and transformation partnership, HSJ can reveal.

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2019: Consultancy Partnership of the Year

WINNER: 2020 Delivery and Portsmouth Hospitals Trust: Urgent Care Performance and Culture Change

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NHSI clears trusts to hire consultants as money worries worsen

NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy.

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Staff survey: Full breakdown of where staff are witnessing potentially harmful errors

Below is a breakdown of acute and combined trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2018 NHS staff survey.

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A&E patient waited 44 hours for suitable bed

A&E doctors at a Midland hospital trust have told CQC inspectors their department does not feel safe, as one patient waits nearly two days for a medical bed.

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National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding

Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.

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Sir David Nicholson to stay on at troubled trust

Sir David Nicholson has been appointed permanent chair of a troubled hospital trust, HSJ can reveal.

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Ex-Barking chief moves to troubled Midlands trust

A chief executive who left a London hospital trust amid financial failure will take the helm of one of the West Midlands’ most troubled trusts.

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Fire service to ferry winter hospital patients home

A local fire service has stepped in to help a struggling hospital trust ferry patients home as part of its winter plans.

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David Nicholson: NHS efficiency 'paid the price' for Lansley reforms

The NHS “paid the price” for the Lansley reforms by losing sight of important efficiency programmes as senior managers were left “running around applying for jobs and changing structures”, the health service’s former head has said.