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CQC names worst trusts for maternity care


The trusts with substantially worse experience of maternity care have been identified by the Care Quality Commission.


Neonatal units face ‘redesignation’ under national shake-up


A major shake-up of neonatal care, aimed at reducing mortality and illness, could see dozens of units restricted to caring for less premature babies.

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Trust chief to retire after four decades in NHS


The chief executive of Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust has announced she will retire in April.


‘Secretive’ safety findings set to be revealed direct to CQC


The Care Quality Commission may in future be notified when ‘secretive’ external reviews have looked at patient safety issues within trusts.

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Neighbouring FTs miss financial plan by £24m


Two acute trusts in Derbyshire have fallen £24m behind their financial “control totals” and admitted they will miss their year-end plans.

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Revealed: The trusts with the highest cataract complication rates


Several trusts have taken action after recording high rates of complications for cataract surgery, while others have disputed the figures, an HSJ  investigation has found.

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Merger lead appointed CEO of acute trust


Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive who has been responsible for a major merger project in her current job.


Staff survey analysis: Trusts with the most staff experiencing violence


A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts based on the share of employees experiencing violence from patients, relatives or the public in the last 12 months, according to the NHS staff survey 2018.

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Dozens of trusts take financial hit from 'maverick' accounting measure


Dozens of NHS providers face additional financial pressures of up to £4m next year, after an official body provided “clarification” around a contentious accounting adjustment.

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Teaching trust appoints chief executive after lengthy search


York Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive after an extended search.


NHS consortium withholds money from major IT firm


A consortium of NHS trusts is withholding money from GE Healthcare because a multimillion pound imaging system is still not working properly.

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In full: Pathology network proposals


HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.

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Exclusive: Trusts missing key Carter targets


The majority of NHS hospital trusts have failed to hit the three key efficiency targets set out in the Carter review on time, HSJ research has found.

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Trouble-hit vanguard imaging system faces more problems


An East Midlands hospital trust has delayed the rollout of the troubled East Midlands Radiology consortium imaging system until next year amid ongoing performance concerns.


Backlog of 30,000 reports after vanguard IT system failure


The rollout of a multimillion pound vanguard project imaging system to University Hospitals Leicester Trust led to a 30,000 backlog in image reports, HSJ has learned.

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Patient images sent by taxi after £30m IT system breaks down


Doctors have been forced to send images from patient scans on DVDs in taxis to neighbouring hospitals after a £30m IT system failed across eight hospitals.

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'Status quo is not an option' as seven trusts agree joint working deal


Seven trusts in an acute care vanguard have ruled out a merger as part of a joint working agreement to reconfigure services.


Hospital trust creates primary care company


Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust has created a new arm’s length limited company to provide GP services to more than 30,000 patients in Chesterfield and north east Derbyshire.

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Almost half of NHS staff say wards are understaffed


Almost half of NHS staff say there are not enough of them to do their jobs properly, according to the latest NHS staff survey.

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Patient safety fears after trust moves to radiology consortium


Cancer patients may have been harmed by a large backlog of diagnostic scans at a Midlands hospital which has been ongoing since at least September, it has emerged.