Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Trust seeks compensation after IT crash hits cancer services


An acute trust is seeking compensation from a tech firm after its diagnostic IT suffered major technical problems following a system upgrade.

Gloucestershire Royal hospital

Projects excluded from ‘40 new hospitals’ programme had ‘political issues’


Internal government documents show some of the building schemes that failed to make the final list of ‘40 new hospitals’ were flagged as having potentially serious ‘political issues’, HSJ has discovered.


A&E handover delays ‘still getting worse at some hospitals’


Ambulance chiefs say handover delays have got worse at some trusts in recent months, despite the picture improving nationally since last winter.

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Hospital threatened with loss of junior doctors over safety concerns


A struggling trust has been warned by regulators that it could see its junior doctors moved, after concerns about clinical supervision and safety at a hospital whose A&E closes at night.


‘Low morale’ trust appoints new CEO


An acute trust in the South West has appointed a new CEO who joins from a neighbouring provider.

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Around 20 trusts ‘still without electric vehicle charging points’


Around 20 trusts have not yet installed any electric vehicle charging points on their sites, HSJ analysis shows.

Deborah Lee

Trust CEO to depart after eight years


The CEO of a trust with one of the lowest staff satisfaction rates in the NHS has announced she will step down next year, eight years after taking up the post.

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Trust set for ‘significant’ windfall after court victory


An acute trust is set to recoup at least £14m from the taxman after winning a judicial review over VAT.


Exclusive: the trusts offering thousands of staff inferior pensions


Trusts are regularly denying staff employed by their wholly owned subsidiary companies access to the NHS pension and providing them with schemes which are significantly less generous.

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HSJ’s 10 most read patient safety stories of 2022


As 2022 comes to an end, HSJ takes a look at its most read patient safety stories of the year.


NHS leaders fear ambulance strike ‘calm’ will not last


The first NHS ambulance strike for 32 years appears not to have had any major impact so far.

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Big rise in trusts ‘red rated’ for infant mortality


Nearly a fifth of trusts providing maternity care have been red rated for their infant mortality rates in a national audit.

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Patients fit for discharge stuck in hospital for up to nine months


Medically fit patients are waiting up to nine months to be discharged from some NHS hospitals as increasing numbers of working age people develop more complex conditions amid ongoing social care shortages.

Gloucestershire Royal hospital

Lack of ‘psychological safety’ at trust with ‘acceptance of poor behaviours’


An acute trust has “palpable” cultural problems and staff “at all levels” have described an acceptance of “poor behaviours”, according to the Care Quality Commission.

Steve Barclay

Exclusive: Barclay summons six hospital chiefs over ambulance delays


Health and social care secretary Steve Barclay today called in chief executives of the six worst-performing trusts for ambulance handover delays to ‘ensure accountability’ for addressing the issue, HSJ can reveal.

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CCG staff ‘crossed the line’ in ‘manipulating’ contract award


Three clinical commissioning groups have been fined after they “manipulated” a procurement process to award a £2m contract to a favoured supplier.


New chair for acute trust


An acute trust struggling with emergency care pressures has appointed a new chair.

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‘40,000 put at risk last month’ while waiting in ambulance


More than 38,000 patients were put at risk of harm during March – more than 4,000 of them seriously – while they waited in an ambulance outside hospital, according to estimates shared with HSJ.

Deborah Lee

Hospital CEO driven to A&E after fearing ambulance delays


An NHS hospital chief executive with a suspected stroke was driven to hospital by her husband because of fears over very long ambulance delays, she has revealed.

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Revealed: Trusts with the biggest falls in staff confidence in care provided


Several large teaching hospitals are among those which saw the steepest declines in the proportion of staff who would recommend the care of their organisation, according to the NHS staff survey results.