Wye Valley NHS Trust

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Ambulance and trolley waits soar to record levels

Ambulance response times hit new lows last month, leaving heart attack and stroke patients waiting nearly an hour to be reached on average, despite the system having an 18-minute target for this cohort.

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Trusts receive half of funding for ‘essential’ maternity improvements

Trusts have so far received just over half of the £102m they said was needed for ‘immediate and essential’ improvements in maternity services.

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NHSE funding policy risks ‘levelling down’ maternity safety, warns hospital chief

NHS England risks ‘levelling down’ safety in some maternity services by ‘disproportionately’ directing additional funding to struggling trusts, an acute trust chief executive has said.

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More than a dozen trust chairs receive two salaries as shared leadership spreads

Sixteen people are now chairing more than one NHS trust, but there is significant variation in how much they are paid for their extra roles, an HSJ analysis has found.

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Trusts to remind public they must wear masks after 19 July

Multiple trusts are planning to tell the public they must comply with current covid infection control measures, such as mask wearing, beyond 19 July when they visit NHS premises, HSJ can reveal.

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Recovery Watch: A critical window of opportunity for UEC reform

Recovering services from the covid crisis is the big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The new Recovery Watch newsletter will track prospects and progress. This week by HSJ bureau chief and performance lead James Illman.

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Revealed: The 17 trusts still at 200pc or more of intensive care capacity

At least 17 hospital trusts still have at least twice the number of critical care patients than their total capacity last winter, with some falling very slowly, HSJ can reveal.

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Patients eight times more likely to die following major surgery at outlier hospitals

Death rates for a major emergency abdominal surgery are almost eight times higher at some outlier hospitals compared with top performers, a national report has found.

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Leading trust chief brands NHSE’s new financial regime as ‘very risky’

A leading chief executive has described NHS England’s major changes to the financial architecture as ‘very risky’, amid a number of wider concerns from local leaders.

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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.

Wye Valley NHS Trust

Patient had wrong eye injected after software error

Herefordshire clinicians injected a patient in the wrong eye after a technical blunder, board papers have revealed.

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Hospital group trust rated ‘outstanding’

A trust has become the only acute provider in its region rated “outstanding” overall by the Care Quality Commission.

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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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Revealed: The 20 capital projects promised by the PM

The government has unveiled a list of 20 new capital investment projects worth a total of £853m.

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Exclusive: Capital billions promised by ministers fail to reach ‘front line’

Only a fraction of the £2.5bn of capital funding announced and allocated by the government for the NHS since 2017 has actually been released to the service.

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Trust accuses CCG of short-changing waiting list recovery plan

A West Midlands trust says people will be left waiting for surgery for more than a year after commissioners refused to fund a regulator-backed plan to cut its elective waiting list.

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NHSE sets first targets to cut BME disciplinary cases

The first NHS targets for reducing the disproportionate share of black and minority ethnic staff being subject to disciplinary cases have been set by NHS England, which has also told trusts to reduce unnecessary disciplinary action overall.

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Breast cancer target performance drops 10pp in a year

Performance against a target for the NHS to quickly see patients with suspected breast cancer fell by more than 10 percentage points in the last financial year, new data reveals.

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Trusts at risk of losing millions in tariff row

Hospital trusts along the Welsh border are at risk of losing millions of pounds this year, as a cross-border dispute over tariffs drags on.

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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.