NHS South West

Coronavirus

Coronavirus deaths mapped: North East and Yorkshire fatalities up more than a fifth

HSJ’s unique analysis shows the spread of hospital deaths confirmed as coronavirus cases to date, by trust and area, as well as the regional growth trends.

Coronavirus

Two trust chief execs self-isolate with coronavirus symptoms

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

Pathology

Trusts concerned over long waits for covid-19 test results

Several NHS trusts have waited up to a week to find out if their patients have covid-19 after experiencing delays at local laboratories, HSJ has learned.

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Key NHS England ambition missed for seriously ill patients

A key ambition for the treatment of seriously ill mental health patients has been missed, with some parts of the country falling short by a large margin.

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Ex-police authority CEO selected to chair ICS

An ex-police authority chief executive has been appointed as independent chair of Dorset integrated care system

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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Hancock backs controversial A&E downgrade

The health secretary has given the green light to a major overhaul of Dorset’s acute hospital services, including the long-planned downgrade of Poole’s A&E department.

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CCG warns of large financial gap

A large clinical commissioning group has admitted it will miss its financial plan by around £13m, due to higher than expected spending on continuing healthcare costs.

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Former NHS Providers chair to lead ICS

Outgoing NHS Providers chair Dame Gill Morgan has been appointed independent chair of a south western integrated care system.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

‘Concern’ over Cornish patients’ long journeys for cardiology treatment

A commissioner’s elective lead has raised concerns about the distance cardiology patients face travelling for treatment.

Stephanie Elsy

Former council leader to chair South West health system

A new independent chair has been appointed to the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire health and care system.

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FT fined after cancer clinical trial death

A hospital trust has been fined £45,000 following the death of a leukaemia patient who was given five times the amount of drugs she was prescribed during a clinical trial.

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Trust drops £50m contract to reshape around ICS

A west midlands trust is set to lose roughly 20 per cent of its income after deciding not to renew a mental health contract, as two providers reshape around the patches of their integrated care systems.

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Thirteen regions yet to agree pathology model

Thirteen out of 29 regions have yet to formally commit to new pathology models, the latest update has revealed, although senior chiefs have declared the major efficiency scheme remains on track.

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Hospital fined for 13 breaches of duty of candour rules

A hospital trust has been fined a total of £16,250 for 13 separate breaches of the NHS statutory duty of candour, the Care Quality Commission has said.

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Trust fined £80,000 after it ‘ignored clear evidence’ of threat to patients

A trust has been fined £80,000 following prosecution by the Care Quality Commission for failing to provide safe care.

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Trusts face ‘barriers’ to apprenticeship funding

Trusts are unable to take full advantage of subsidised training under the government’s apprenticeship levy because the scheme is not flexible, HSJ has been warned.

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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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Twenty big NHS building projects that need Boris’ cash

With the new prime minister poised to announce NHS building projects, HSJ has identified 20 of the most significant hospital infrastructure schemes that require big injections of capital funding, often to address pressing problems with care quality.

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Two private hospitals placed in special measures

Two Priory Group hospitals have been put in special measures after inspectors raised serious concerns about how staff treated patients.