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Executives all white in city where 40pc of population is BAME


Every current executive director at the five NHS trusts in Birmingham is white, despite more than 40 per cent of the city’s population being from a black, Asian or ethnic minority background.


Revealed: The trusts put on notice over risks to staff


NHS providers were given 40 official warnings because regulators believed they were failing to protect staff from violence, injury and hazardous substances in the past two years, HSJ can reveal.


Two-thirds of trusts failing to protect staff from violence


Around two-thirds of NHS providers were found to be breaking laws aimed at protecting staff from violence and aggression, when inspected by the Health and Safety Executive, information released to HSJ reveals.

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Trusts fail to appoint shared chair ahead of merger


Two West Midlands trusts have failed to appoint a joint chair ahead of their merger next year.

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Just one trust has 50pc BME board share


Only one trust has as many black and minority ethnic board members as white, and 96 trusts say they have no BME board directors at all, new data has revealed.


Two trusts to unite after triple merger fails


Two mental health providers previously involved in failed plans for a triple merger have now decided to become one trust.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Care of Older People


Winner South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust: Community first responder lifting scheme

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Patient Safety in the Community


Winner East Midlands Ambulance Service Trust: Cycle response unit in Northampton town

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Exclusive: Three-trust merger plan dropped


A merger of three trusts has been dropped because it would have created a trust spanning two sustainability and transformation partnership areas, along with concerns over clinical and financial viability, HSJ can reveal.

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HSJ Top Chief Executives 2014


The 50 top chief executives nominated by their peers

Richard Beeken

Former NHSI director to be chief executive of struggling trust


A former director for NHS Improvement has been appointed as chief executive of a trust in special measures.

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Merger of three trusts paused by NHS Improvement


A merger of three trusts in the West Midlands has been put on hold by NHS Improvement.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Special measures trust to replace nearly half its executive posts


A struggling trust in the West Midlands is set to replace almost half of its executive board roles.

Richard Kirby

Merger trust appoints new chief executive


The chief executive of an inadequate rated trust has been appointed to lead a neighbouring trust going through a merger.


Revealed: Triple trust merger delayed


A merger between three West Midlands trusts to create one of the biggest community and mental health providers in the county has been delayed, HSJ can reveal.

Leading vanguard will not procure contract as it 'would take longer'


One of the most advanced national vanguard projects has decided to form a multispecialty community provider through an alliance agreement rather than go out to procurement as it “would take longer”.

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Providers chosen for first comprehensive MCP contract


Four trusts in partnership with GPs are on course to win a multibillion pound new care model contract.

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Exclusive: One in five trusts did not make critical security updates before cyberattack


More than one in five trusts failed to properly apply security updates that would have protected them against the worst cyberattack in NHS history.


New chief executive for major teaching trust revealed


Tracy Taylor has been appointed as the new chief executive of one of the country’s largest teaching hospitals.