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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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NHS hires new deputy chief people officer

NHS England and NHS Improvement have appointed a former chief nurse as deputy chief people officer, it has been announced.


£920k payout in warring surgeons case

A clinical director was dismissed from his job at a district general hospital after a subordinate raised concerns about him performing “unsafe” private work, a tribunal has revealed.


Deputy appointed CEO of neighbouring trust

An executive from a neighbouring trust will take over as chief executive at Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust.

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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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'Glove shortages' at main supplier after unexpected demand

Contingency plans have been triggered to make sure NHS trusts keep receiving millions of examination gloves, after an unforeseen surge in demand caused “stock shortages” at their main supplier.

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Revealed: The winners and losers of government's £2.9bn capital pot

Two out of three requests from NHS trusts for capital investment have so far been rejected under the government’s new funding regime, analysis by HSJ suggests.


New chair announced for ICS

An integrated care system in the south west of England has appointed Nick Relph as interim chair.


Mental health trust chief retires

The chief executive of a mental health trust in the South West has announced her retirement after 13 years at the trust.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Troubled trust moves major service in bid to improve flow

A special measures trust is shifting nearly all its elective orthopaedic work out of its main hospital as part of a raft of initiatives aimed at getting out of special measures.

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Incumbents to compete for £1.2bn community contract

Community providers in the south west will compete to take over each other’s services after the local CCG announced it would accept only single-provider bids for a new £1.2bn contract.

Weston General Hospital

Downgrade proposed for A&E at country's smallest trust

The country’s smallest hospital trust could lose its A&E service under proposals that will be put to the public for consultation next year.

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Revealed: The winners from £1bn government capital fund

The Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed the trusts and partnerships which will receive capital funding worth around £900m for building developments.