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Hospitals close areas after discovering RAAC planks


More hospitals have closed parts of their site after discovering potentially unsafe concrete had been used in the building structures, HSJ has learned.


More trusts find RAAC concrete on estates


At least seven more trusts have confirmed lightweight concrete on their estates following NHS England-ordered reviews and widespread safety concerns, HSJ has found.


Former NHSE chief named chair of two more trusts


A former NHS chief executive is taking the helm at two more acute trusts in the West Midlands, it has been announced.


‘Landmark’ integrated trust faces axe


Health leaders in the Midlands are considering winding down or merging an NHS trust that was supposed to hold a ‘landmark’ integrated care contract worth £360m, according to trust papers.

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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.

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Former NHSE chief made chair of two trusts


Two acute trusts in the Black Country are to share a former NHS England chief executive as their joint chair.


Revealed: The ethnically diverse trusts with all-white leadership


Analysis of new data has identified multiple trusts which appear to have no executives or very senior managers from a minority ethnic background, despite their workforces being relatively diverse.

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Trust fined £2.5m after deaths of two patients


An acute trust has been fined £2.5m after pleading guilty to charges of failing to provide safe care after the deaths of two patients.

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Hospital trust pleads guilty to care safety failings after two patient deaths


An acute trust has pleaded guilty to charges of care safety failures in a prosecution brought by the Care Quality Commission following the deaths of two patients.

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Mike Richards’ review finds ‘hostility’ in pioneering integration patch


A review by Sir Mike Richards has warned of ‘really poor’ working relationships and ‘hostility’ within the system that was due to launch the NHS’ first integrated care provider, HSJ has learned.

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Troubled hospital trust prosecuted by the CQC


A general hospital trust has been charged with failings in the care of two patients in separate cases by the Care Quality Commission.


Can digital technology help embed a strong patient safety culture?


The benefits of digital tools to patient safety can extend far beyond supporting better decision making, as an HSJ and Capsule Technologies webinar discussed

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Digital technology can improve patient safety – with the right back-up


The pandemic has shown how digital solutions can help in, for example, the safe and effective transfer of care between settings, but it’s also exposed potential gaps in information governance arrangements

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HSJ’s 10 most read commissioning stories of 2020


As we get ready to say goodbye to 2020, HSJ takes a look back at the 10 most read commissioning stories of the year.

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HSJ’s 10 most read primary care stories of 2020


As 2020 draws to a close, HSJ takes a look at its most read stories of the year.


Hour-plus ambulance to A&E transfers double in a week


The number of ambulance handovers taking longer than an hour have almost doubled in just one week, the latest figures have revealed.

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Trusts to share chair after NHSE ordered 'rapid' move to group model


Two trusts have agreed to appoint a joint chair amid efforts to form a group model across their sustainability and transformation partnership.

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Hospitals across system cancel planned ops


Three acute trusts across the Black Country and West Birmingham have been forced to cancel some planned procedures as covid-19 pressures mount, HSJ  can confirm.


Ambulance chiefs tell hospitals it's 'not acceptable to delay transfers' due to covid


Ambulance bosses say patients are being put in ‘dangerous’ situations, as tighter infection control measures and busy emergency departments have left them waiting up to three-and-a-half hours to be transferred.

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Regulator pressures trusts to ‘rapidly’ agree hospital group model


NHS England and Improvement has written to trusts in the Black Country urging them to “rapidly” agree on a hospital group model, HSJ can reveal